Taylor Amann Pole Vault FR Hartland.
Hanna Barton Throws FR McFarland.
Kennedy Blahnik Throws FR Algoma.
Angela Boushea Throws SR Monona.
Brianna Bower Throws JR Stoughton.
Alexandria Fons Distance FR Franklin.
Anne Gregory Distance RS JR Appleton.
Molly Hanson Middle Distance JR Dodgeville.
Yolanda Hayes-Barnes Multi-Events RS JR North Fond du Lac.
Grace Heglund-Lohman Hurdles SR La Crosse Logan.
Sarah Heinemann Distance RS SO Waunakee.
Lauren Holtz Middle Distance RS SO Mequon Homestead.
Michele Lee Distance JR Sun Prairie.
Lianna Mack Distance FR Prairie du Sac.
Grace Meurer Distance RS SO Fond du Lac St Mary's Springs.
Franchesca Morris Throws SO East Troy.
Emma-Lisa Murphy Distance JR Whitefish Bay.
Andria Savitch Throws SO Mequon Homestead.
Marissa Savitch Hurdles SR Mequon Homestead.
Jamie Shannon Distance SO McFarland.
Madeline Timm Distance JR Elm Grove- Brookfierld East.
Courtney Walden Pole Vault SR Oconomowoc.
Allie Woodward Distance JR De Pere.2
Anderson, Jen Hurdles FR Green Bay, (Bay Port HS)
Barczi, Amelia Mid-Distance RS FR Madison, (Madison West HS)
Berkholtz, Liz Distance RS JR Sun Prairie, (Sun Prairie HS)
Brighouse Glueck, Madeline Distance FR Madison, (Madison West HS)
Broome, Natalie Sprints RS FR Somerset, (Somerset HS)
Dillon, Caitlin Distance RS SO Germantown, (Germantown HS)
Flucke, Alex Pole Vault RS FR Ashwaubenon, (Ashwaubenon HS)
Flynn, Kelly Long Jump RS JR Greenfield, (Greendale Martin Luther HS)
Gilson, Cami Pole Vault JR Hartland, (Arrowhead HS)
Johnson, Haley Distance RS SO Plymouth, (Plymouth HS)
Kamps, Kailee Throws RS SO Belmont, (Belmont HS)
Keller, Kat Sprints RS SO New Richmond, (New Richmond HS)
Peschel, Paige Distance FR Westfield, (Westfield Area HS)
Petermann, Megan Throws RS SR Clintonville, (Clintonville HS)
Richardson, Sarah Distance FR Kimberly, (Kimberly HS)
Sabin, Kiley Throws FR Slinger, (Slinger High School)
Sinnen, Delaney Distance FR Random Lake, (Random Lake HS)
Snyder, Ellen Distance FR Hudson, (Hudson HS)
Stanford, Devin Throws RS SR Milwaukee, (Milwaukee Lutheran HS)
Swatek, Stacey Mid-Distance RS JR Wisconsin Dells. (Wisconsin Dells HS)
Thorpe, Lyndsey Throws RS JR Stanley, (Stanley-Boyd HS)
Trasser, Hannah Mid-Distance RS JR Brookfield, (Brookfield Central HS)
Waldvogel, Jessica Sprints/Hurdles SR Wausau, (Wausau West HS)
Weibel, Violet Mid-Distance RS FR La Crosse, (La Crosse Central HS)
Werking, Laura Mid-Distance RS FR Brookfield, (Brookfield East HS)
Winter, Audra Multi RS SO Manitowoc, (Manitowoc Lutheran HS)
Zeman, Andie Mid-Distance RS JR Arrowhead, (Arrowhead HS)
"From our perspective, it gives our athletes an opportunity to go head to head in competition and ultimately that's what sports about, rather than just looking at times or distance or heights. So we're very excited about this weekend".
"It's a border battle. It's everything I think that all those sports that you mentioned have. It's the winner/loser. In our sport that's something new. We travel around the nation looking for fast times, looking for distances and heights".
"And I think we've recognized that in the sport. We've recognized that our meets, our invitational meets are way, way too long, boring. And this type of tight competition, four athletes from each team, I think people can relate to that. It's just on the line, head to head competition".
"I think both teams are going to bring a lot of energy. We have quite a few kids from Minnesota on the team. They have some Wisconsin kids. There's going to be a lot of energy in there from the fans".
"I mean it's bragging rights. Again we have a trophy. And we're going to keep an up to date running score of the team competition. So that energy, that passion, not just from the coaches, but also from the athletes. And I think the fans will buy into that".
Mick Bryne [right], his staff and athletes hosted an exciting day of track and field. An overflow appreciative crowd witnessed the first dual meet at Wisconsin in over 30 years. The meet was preceeded by a special event which allowed youngster to 'race' a 60 meter dash on the Shell straightaway. Each of the young runners received a special T-Shirt. Also young runners had a chance to have their photos taken with Bucky Badger and members of the Wisconsin track and field team.
Above center and right: Former Monona Grove star thrower Angela Boushea. Boushea placed 3rd in the weight throw with a distance of 65' 09.75 [also 4th in SP].
Above left: Minnesota throws coach Peter Miller looks on as Kamps prepares to throw.
Above right: Kelsey Card in the SP.
Former Plymouth star Haley Johnson is shown above left in the mile. Johnson recorded a 5:02.90 to place 4th.
Below left: Start of the mile race L-R: Madeline Standemo, Megan O'Neil, Haley Johnson, Gabi Anzalone, Becca Dyson, and Molly Hanson. Below right: After each running event Badger runners would backtrack on the straightaway and throw meet T-Shirts to the fans. Athletes and fans were very hyped up for the meet. Wisconsin won the coin toss and hosted the first Border Battle in what is sure to be quite a track and field tradition in the years to come.
Above center: Molly Hanson [Dodgeville - Mineral Point] and Stacey Swatek [Wisconsin Dells] in the 800m run.
Above right: Former Wisconsin Dells star runner Stacey Swatek in the 800m run. Hanson finished 1st [2:11.46] while Swatek was 4th [2:14.60].
Left 3000m runners L-R: Jamie Shannon [McFarland] and Jamie Piepenburg [Jefferson HS in Alexandria, MN]. Piepenburg finished 3rd [9:55.36] while Shannon was 4th [9:56.08].
Right: In the 60m HH event Badger hurdler Deanna Latham [Newbury, Mass] recorded a 8.56 to barely beat Gopher hurdler Emma Spagnola [West Aurora HS, Auroa, IL] who was timed in 8.57.
Below: T-Shirts worn by the athletes left no doubt that this was not an ordinary meet.
Right 600m runners L-R: Lauren Domski [Woodbury HS, MN] and Grace Heglund-Lohman [#3, La Crosse Logan].
Domski finished 3rd while Heglund-Lohman finished 5th in the 600m run.
Gilson cleared 13' 01.50 while Murgic vaulted 13' 03.50. Murgic beat her indoor 2014 PR with her winning vault at the Border Battle.
Right: Gilson on approach.
Below: Senior Courtney Walden from Oconomowoc cleared 12' 09.50 to take 3rd in the PV competition.