Rocky Rococo Invitational

Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the Kachel Fieldhouse on the campus of UW-Whitewater. Results

University teams from Aurora, Beloit, Carroll, Concordia, Clarke, Dubuque, Edgewood, Judson, Lawrence, Milwaukee School of Engineering, North Park, Ripon, as well as unattached athletes and the Greater Milwaukee Track Club competed at UW-Whitewater. Coach Josh Ireland's UW-Whitewater team won the meet. This feature shows some of the former Wisconsin high school athletes who now compete on womens teams at the NCAA D3 and NAIA level.

UW-Whitewater sophomore Shelby Demos [Janesville Parker] won two events. The 55m HH and the HJ

Above L-R: Megan Morehart [UW-Whitewater, Milton ] and Margo Rosandick [Carroll , Pittsville]

Above L-R: Kristin Sitte [Concordia, Greenfield Martin Luther], Arynn Martin [Ripon, Marshfield Columbus Catholic], and Karly Nehls [M.S.O.E., DeForest]

Left: Lexie Sahaffer [Ripon, Hilbert]. Above L-R: Stephanie Noskowiak [UW-Whitewater, Sun Prairie], and Emily Dieringer [M.S.O.E, Port Washington].

Below L-R: Kristen Heitsman [UW-Whitewater, Janesville Parker] and Cassie Wymer [Carroll, Brodhead]

Above L-R: Erica Heitsman [UW-Whitewater, Janesville Parker], Lydia Sondalle [Ripon, Princeton], and Alexandria Garcia [Concordia, West Allis Nathan Hale].

Above: Veteran track official Robert Kern of Milwaukee instructs mile runners at the start of the race. Each runner concentrates in their own way as they prepare to compete against two opponents: Other runners and the fatigue that is a constant companion of distance runners. Right to left: Alyssa Duncan [UW-Whitewater, East Troy], Jade Schmidt [
Milwaukee Track Club , Madison La Follette], Janna Wise [UW-Whitewater, Verona], Kristi Egnarski [UW-Whitewater, Lakeside Lutheran], and Grace Winter [Ripon, Waupun].

Above L-R: Duncan and Schmidt in the mile race, Grace Winter, and UW- Whitewater milers L-R: Megan Gang [Fort Atkinson] and Angela Behrendt [Appleton East].

Above Start of the 3,000 meter race. Left: 3,000m runner Michelle Matter [Ripon, Kettle Moraine Lutheran].

Below: Ripon teammates [L-R] Laura Reuling [Northland Pines] and Michelle Matter.

Above: UW-Whitewater high jumper Shelby Demos [Janesville Parker] concentrates before attempting to break her school record of 1.73m [5' 08] in the HJ. She just missed making 1.75m [5 '08.75]. Her winning height of 1.71m [5' 07.25] meets the 'provisional qualifying' standard of 1.71m for the D3 NCAA 2011 Indoor Championships to be held March 11-12, at Capitol University, in Columbus, OH.

Above L-R: High jump athletes JoLyn Owen [UW-Whitewater, Middleton] and Lexie Schaffer [Ripon, Hilbert]

Above L-R:Long jump athletes Allison Gonzalez [UW-Whitewater, Oak Creek], Lydia Schaser [UW-Whitewater, Waukesha South], and Krystal Sterling [Carroll, Pewaukee].
Below L-R: Stephanie Cowling [UW-Whitewater, Neenah] was 2nd in the LJ [5.30m->17' 04.75], and Carroll University Triple jump athletes Grace Shestad [Wauwatosa West] and Krystal Sterling [Pewaukee].

High school throwers have a another event at the college level. The Hammer Throw or 'Weight Throw' involves hurling a 20 lb ball attached to a chain and handle, Above L-R: Megan Blake [UW-Whitewater, Waukesha South], Breanna Catarozoll [Carroll, Mukwonago], and Jill Hernke [UW-Whitewater, Kettle Moraine].

Above L-R: Cassandra Smith [Concordia, Portage], Amy Jahner [UW-Whitewater, Appleton East], and Andrea Kassees [Concordia, Waukesha North]

Above L-R: Jessa Luebke [UW-Whitewater, Tomah] won both the weight throw and shot put events, Amanda Trieloff [Carroll, Lake Mills], and Erika Moen [Beloit, Janesville Parker].