Seniors Announce Plans For 2012-13

National Signing Day ~ National Letter Of Intent

Early signings: November 9-16, 2011. Regular signings: February 1, 2012 to August 1, 2012

Please check back as new athletes will be added when their signing or choice of school is announced

| Aquinas 1 2 | Arrowhead | Belmont | Big Foot | Brodhead - Juda | Brookfield East | Dodgeville - MP | Dominican |
| Ellsworth | Fond du Lac | Homestead | Kaukauna |
| La Crosse Logan | Mad East 1 |
Mad West 1 2 | Saint Mary's Springs Academy 1 2 |
| Somerset | Two Rivers |
University Lake School | Verona |
| Waunakee 1 2 | Wausau West | West Bend West 1 2 | Whitefish Bay | Whitewater |

This feature is an ongoing project. Coaches and parents are encouraged to send information to Wisconsin Track Online so that we can share the news about an athletes plans for their future college experience.

According to the NCAA Eligibility Center which oversees the operations of the National Letter of Intent program the National Letter of Intent has many advantages to both prospective student-athletes and participating educational institutions:
  • Once a National Letter of Intent is signed, prospective student-athletes are no longer subject to further recruiting contacts and calls.
  • Student-athletes are assured of an athletics scholarship for one full academic year.
  • By emphasizing a commitment to an educational institution, not particular coaches or teams, the program focuses on a prospective student-athlete's educational objectives.

Most colleges that offer NCAA Division I and II athletic scholarships use the NLI. Ivy League institutions and the service academies (Army, Navy, etc.) participate in Division I athletics but offer no athletic scholarships. No Division III schools, NAIA schools, junior colleges or preparatory schools are members of the NLI Program. However, many NAIA institutions and junior colleges do use a Letter of Intent, implemented either by the national association, their individual conferences, or even individual schools. When athletes announce that they will attend a Division III or NAIA school for athletics Wisconsin Track Online would also like to include that information in the Seniors Announce Plans feature. Send information.

Ontario 'Tia' Belter, Somerset High School

Senior Ontario Belter from D2 Somerset has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and run cross country for DII Lincoln Memorial University [TN].

Ontario has competed in the WIAA State Cross Country Meet. She has also been a qualifier for the State Track and Field Meet in 2010 [3200m] and 2011 [l4x4 relay].

  • XC Middle Border Conference: All Conference: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • XC Middle Border Conference: Individual Conference Champ: 2009; runner-up 2010
  • XC Academic All-State: 2009, 2010
  • XC State Qualifier: 2009, 2010
  • T&F Middle Border Conference: All Conference 2010, 2011
  • T&F State Qualifer: 2010 (3200m), 2011(4x400m)

Photograph on left by Dave Newman

Used with permission of the
New Richmond News

Photographs below provided by D. Belter

Maddie Timm, Brookfield East High School

Distance runner Maddie Timm a senior at Brookfield East will run cross country and track at UW-Madison for the 2012-13 season. During the 2011 cross country season Timm finished 4th in the Greater Metro Conference Cross Country Meet and 4th at the West Allis Hale 2011 D1 Cross Country Sectional where she qualified for the 2011 State Meet. At the GMC 2011 track and field meet Timm finished 2nd in the 3200m run.

Deysha Smith-Jenkins, Dominican High School

2009 Freshman Year
Midwest Classic Conference Indoor Championship
  • 55meters 7.59 1st place
  • 200meters 26.43 meet record

Midwest Classic Conference Outdoor Championship

  • 100 meters 2.51 1st place
  • 200 meters 25.85 1st place
  • 100 Meters 3rd place
  • 200 Meters 4th place

2010 Sophomore Year

Midwest Classic Conference Indoor Championship

  • 55 meters 7.29 New Meet Record!
  • 200 meters 26.38 New Meet Record!

Midwest Classic Conference Outdoor Championship

  • 100 meters 12.43 1st place
  • 200 meters 25.35 New Outdoor Record!


  • 100 meters 12.28 3RD PLACE
  • 200 meters 24.9 STATE CHAMPION

2011 Junior Year

Midwest Classic Conference Indoor Championship

  • 200 meters 25.59 (1st place; New indoor record)

Midwest Classic Conference Outdoor Championship

  • 100 meters 12.2 1st place
  • 200 meters 24.61 (1st place; New Outdoor Record!)


  • 100 Meters 12.13 STATE CHAMPION
  • 400 Meters 57.34 3rd place

Deysha Smith-Jenkins a Dominican High School senior has signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Connecticut.

Ninah Divine, Madison East High School

Ninah Divine is a senior hurdler at Madison East who has just signed and submitted her National Letter of Intent to run track at Loyola University in Chicago.

Loyola is a D1 school in the Horizon League which includes Butler University, UW-Milwaukee, and UWGB.

Divine will study Pre-Med at Loyola.

Ninah Divine
  • 2011 City Indoor Champ 55m HH
  • 2011 City Outdoor Champ 300m LH
  • School record hold 4x200 Relay
  • Two time Sectional Finalist 300m LH
  • One time Sectional Finalist 100m HH
  • Team Captain Junior and Senior seasons
  • Voted Most Improved Freshman year
  • Coaches Award Sophomore year
  • Most Dedicated Junior year
  • Academic Honors with Distinction Four Years
  • National Honor society 2 years
  • Junior Class President
  • Senior Class Vice President.

Kasey Ederer, Kaukauna High School

Kasey Ederer a senior at Kaukuana will attend UW-Oshkosh next season and plans on participating on the Titans Track and Field Team.

Ederer is the defending Fox Valley Association High Jump Champion.

At the 2011 State Meet Ederer won the Silver Medal in the HJ [5' 04].

Above left: Ederer at UW-Oshkosh at the large schools 2012 Indoor Meet.

Above: Ederer at the 2012 Gil Frank/Papermaker Invitational at Kimberly on April 27, 2012, where she won the HJ event with a height of 5' 04.

Photograph above by C. Ederer

Left: Ederer on the Medals Stand of the 2011 State Meet.

Sarah Poirier, Wausau West High School

Wausau West senior Sarah Poirier recently signed her National Letter of Intent to run cross country and track at Marquette University.

From left to right above: Sarah's sister Claire, father Rich, mother Jane and Sarah

Photos by Rich Poirier.

  • All-Conference two years in Cross Country
  • Three Time State Qualifier in Cross Country
  • As captain, led team to back to back 5th place finishes at State her Junior and Senior Years
  • Three-time Academic-All State in Cross Country
  • Placed 20th in 2011 State meet and earned All-State Honorable Mention
  • Holds school records in 4K and 5K
  • Team MVP sophomore through Senior years in Cross Country
  • All-Conference two years in Track
  • Qualified for State in 4 X 800 sophomore year
  • Qualified for State in 3200 and 4 X 800 as junior. Placed 12th in 3200.
  • Sectional Champion in 3200 junior Year.
  • Conference Indoor Champion in 1600 and 3200 senior Year.
  • Track Captain senior year.
  • Holds Wausau West school records in indoor/outdoor 1600 and indoor/outdoor 3200, as well as member of 4 X 800 and distance medley teams.
  • Most Improved in track junior year at Wausau West.
  • Captain of WIAA State Championship Girl's Ice Hockey team senior year.
  • WIAA Scholar Athlete, #1 in Wausau West Class

Above: Sarah Poirier #9

Taylor Zimprich, Waunakee High School

Taylor Zimprich [Right, #9, at the 2011 WIAA State Meet] a senior at Waunakee High School, has verbally committed to running for the UW Badgers next year.


  • First Team All-State (2011, Divison 1, 800m, 3rd place with 2:13.8)
  • Qualified for three different events at D1 level during her HS career (400, 800, 4 x 400)
  • 3-Time Conference Champion in the 800m;
  • setting new conference record in the 800m
  • School records in the 800, 4 x 400 and 4 x 800
  • PRs 59.9/400m 2:13.8/800m


  • All-State Academic Honors for XC
  • Qualified for state Junior and Senior years
  • Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship State Finalist


  • 4.27 GPA; Valedictorian of graduating class of 2012
  • Summa Cum Laude honors
  • Seven semesters of superior academic honors

Kayla Anderson, Verona High School

Kayla Anderson of Verona Area High School will run track for UW La Crosse next year.

At the 2012 State Track Meet Kayla finished 7th in the D1 800m with a school record time of 2:15.63, she ran a leg on Verona's All State 4x400m relay that finished 3rd with a school record time of 3:56.20.

She also anchored the 4x800m relay that finished 6th at La Crosse with a school record time of 9:33.47.

Kayla also won the 800m at the 2012 Senior Spotlight Meet in Joliet, Illinois, with a time of 2:14.12. Kayla was All Conference in the Big Eight three times in the 800m, winning that event in both her junior and senior years, and she was All Conference in the 400m her senior year.

In addition, Kayla was named the female scholar-athlete of her graduating class at Verona High School