Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, 2014: Veterans Memorial Field @ UW-La Crosse. Results D1 | D2 | D3 | WC

Special THANK YOU'S to Dean Blahnik, Larry Cihlar, Jim Davis, Dave Dixon, Deb Noennig, Kelly Sabrowsky, and Karri Wiegert who contributed photographs


Above left: Katy Cihlar from Wausau West.

Above center: Merrill's Renee Sladek finished in 7th place in the discus.

Above right: Wisconsin Valley Conference throwers Katy Cihlar from the Warriors of Wausau West and Renee Sladek from the Merrill Bluejays.

Girls Shot Put

Division 3

State Record

49-01.50 2013

Kennedy Blahnik


1 Kennedy Blahnik SR Algoma 48-08.00*
2 Jenna Berkevich JR Horicon 40-03.75
3 Cassidy Detert JR Marion 40-01.50
4 JoHannah Theisen SR Regis 40-00.75
5 Ania Smith SO Menominee Indian 39-11.00
6 Cassie Bradley SR Riverdale 38-08.00
7 Megan Gustafson JR South Shore/Washington Island 37-04.75
8 Beth Filla SR Whitehall 37-03.00
9 Elizabeth Tess SR Edgar 36-02.75
10 Mollie Wedige JR Cuba City 35-04.25..

All photographs unless otherwise noted by Dave Figi ~ Wisconsin Track Online

Note: Dean Blahnik, Larry Cihlar, Jim Davis, Dave Dixon, Deb Noennig, and Kelly Sabrowsky contributed photographs for this feature

D3 Medalists in the SP

Above left: Kenna Berkevich [Horicon, 2nd].

Above center: Cassidy Detert [Marion, 3rd].

Above right: JoHannah Theisen [Regis, 4th].

Left: Ania Smith [Menomonie Indian, 5th].

Right: Cassie Bradley [Riverdale, 6th].

Above: Kennedy Blahnik won the Gold Medal in the SP and discus events 4 consecutive years. She is one of only four girl athletes to acheive this. The other athletes to achieve 4 wins in the same 2 events were Joanna Schultz [Homen: 2003-06 200m and 400m], Molly Seidel [University Lake School: 2009-12 1600m and 3200m run], and Bonnie Draxler [Wrigthstown: 2011-2014 400m long dash and PV].

Kennedy Blahnik had plenty of support at the 12014 State Meet: Some of the Blahnik relatives who attended the meet are pictured below. Other relatives are missing as they had to leave Saturday night when the meet was extended because of weather in order to catch their plane flights home.

Girls Discus Throw

Division 3

State Record: * 161' 05 2014

Kennedy Blahnik


1 Kennedy Blahnik SR Algoma 161-05*
2 Ania Smith SO Menominee Indian 124-03
3 JoHannah Theisen SR Regis 118-10
4 Alysha Ausman SR Alma/Pepin 117-02
5 Katie Kruger JR Bent/SM/Shul 116-07
6 Chloe Eckstein JR Reedsville 116-01
7 Mollie Wedige JR Cuba City 115-02
8 Heather Milas SO Stanley-Boyd 110-07
9 Taylor Kohls SO Gillett 108-06
10 Mary Hirt SR Lake Country Lutheran 104-04.

Kennedy Blahnik [right] broke the discus record [154' 03] that she set in 2013 with a throw of 161' 05. She posted this mark on her first throw in the discus trials. Video of record throw.

Algoma senior Kennedy Blahnik [right] won the D3 SP Title for the 4th year in a row. Blahnik has been a fixture in the throws at the State Meet and her other win the discus gave her 8 Gold Medals in 4 years putting her in an exclusing club of 4 girl athletes who won the same 2 events in their 4 years of competition.

Right: Senior Andrionna Ellis from Milwaukee Lutheran won the Gold Medal in the D2 SP with a distance of 42' 04.50.

Above medalists in the SP L-R: Katie Taylor [Hayward, 2nd], Heather Buckler [Clinton, 3rd], and Annalese Lamke [Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau, 4th].

Above SP medalists L-R: Morgan Florek [Marinette, 6th] and Seymour junior Kristina Herman who finished 5th.

Kennedy Blahnik and Jasmine Noel [right] from Sturgeon Bay the D2 discus champion both compete in the Packerland Conference. Article in the Door County Advocate.
Left: Kristina Herman [Seymour] in the D2 discus event.

Above D1 SP medalists L-R: Isabella Samuels [Green Bay Preble], Courtney Chaney [Milwaukee King], Stephanie Kostowicz [Oak Creek], Champion Kiley Sabin [Slinger], Kaitlyn Long [Monona Grove], and Katy Cihlar [Wausau West].

Right: D1 Shot Put Gold Medal winner Kiley Sabin from Slinger. Sabin's winning thorw of 45' 03.75 came on her first throw in finals.

Above SP medalists L-R: Stephanie Kostowicz [Oak Creek, 2nd], Kaitlyn Long [Monona Grove, 3rd], and Courtney Chaney [Milwaukee King, 4th].

Above SP medalist L-R: Isabella Samuels [Green Bay Preble, 6th] and Katy Cihlar [Wausau West].

Left and right: Gold Medal winner in the D1 discus Sam Noennig [148' 11] a sophomore from Hartford.

Above discus medalists L-R: Kiley Sabin [Slinger, 2nd], Katy Cihlar [Wausau West, 3rd], and Karly Murphy [River Falls, 4th].

Girls Shot Put

Division 2

State Record: * 45-01.50 2001

Amanda Nechuta


1 Andrionna Ellis SR Milwaukee Luthern 42-04.50
2 Katie Taylor SO Hayward 42-02.50
3 Heather Buckler SR Clinton 42-00.00
4 Annalese Lamke JR Gale-Ettrick-Trempeasleau 41-07.50
5 Kristina Herman JR Seymour 40-04.50
6 Morgan Florek FR Marinette 39-08.50
7 Brittney Keach SR Lake Mills 39-04.25
8 Megan Wagner JR Marinette 39-02.50
9 Maggie Liebeck JR Luxemburg-Casco 39-01.00
10 Hanna Barton SR McFarland 38-01.25.

Girls Discus Throw

Division 2

State Record: * 153-11 2002

Amber Curtis


1 Jasmine Noel SR Sturgeon Bay 142-09
2 Katie Taylor SO Hayward 132-04
3 Kristina Herman JR Seymour 130-02
4 Annalese Lamke JR Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 129-10
5 Karen Wethal JR Evansville 125-04
6 Kayla Pabst SR St. Croix Ce 123-05
7 Hanna Barton SR McFarland 123-03
8 M.E. Dodge SO East Troy 121-07
9 Darby Roehl SO Hayward 118-04
10 Brianna Ahumada SR Mishicot 115-09.

Girls Shot Put

Division 1

State Record: * 49-04.25 2010

Jessica Maroszek


1 Kiley Sabin SR Slinger 45-03.75
2 Stephanie Kostowicz SR Oak Creek 41-07.00
3 Kaitlyn Long SR Monona Grove 40-11.50
4 Courtney Chaney SR Milw King 40-10.75
5 Katy Cihlar SR Wausau West 40-03.00
6 Isabella Samuels JR GB Preble 39-09.50
7 Kris Lindow SO Ashwaubenon 38-11.00
8 Lauren Egnarski SR Pulaski 38-06.50
9 Sam Noennig SO Hartford 38-06.50
10 Lacey Cousins SO Beloit Memorial 38-03.00.

Girls Discus Throw

Division 1

State Record: * 169-10 1999

Jill Pedretti

Verona Area

1 Sam Noennig SO Hartford 148-11
2 Kiley Sabin SR Slinger 138-05
3 Katy Cihlar SR Wausau West 132-08
4 Karly Murphy SO River Falls 128-06
5 Josie Schaefer FR Baraboo 128-03
6 Kristina Kennedy SR Madison La Folle 127-06
7 Renee Sladek SR Merrill 127-02
8 Jenna Rosenthal SR Fond du Lac 126-04
9 Holly Houston SO Madison Mem 118-02
10 Emily LaCount JR Kimberly 117-03.

Left: Kristina Kennedy from Madison La Follette took 6th in the discus.

Right: Ninth grader Josie Schaefer from Baraboo took fifth in the discus.

Below left and right: Sam Noennig.

Above discus medalists L:-R: Kristina Kennedy [Madison La Follette], Karly Murphy [River Falls], Kiley Sabin [Slinger], Champion Sam Noennig [Hartford], Katy Cihlar [Wausau West], and Josie Schaefer [Baraboo].

Top 6 D3 Discus Throw Athletes

L-R: Chloe Eckstein [Reedsville, 6th], Alysha Ausman [Alma-Pepin, 4th], Ania Smith [Menomonie Indian, 2nd], Champion Kennedy Blahnik [Algoma], JoHannah Theisen [Regis, 3rd], and Katie Krueger [Benton-Scales Mound-Shullsburg, 5th].

Photograph of the D3 awards by Jim Davis

Left and above: Brianna Ahumada - Mischicot