Preseason Practice At Altoona

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Altoona High School



Division: 2

Enrollment: 424

Head Coach: Kevin Garnett - Third year year as head coach. Thirteen years as a track and field coach with 4 years at Elk Mound and 6 years at Altoona as an assistant coach.

Conference: Cloverbelt

Conference Schools: Altoona, Cadott Junior/Senior High School, Colby High School, Columbus Catholic Schools, Fall Creek High School, Gilman Public Schools, Granton High School, Greenwood, Loyal High School, McDonell Central Catholic, Neillsville School District, Osseo - Fairchild, Owen Withee High School, Regis, Spencer, Stanley - Boyd Schools, and the School District of Thorp

West: Altoona, Cadott, Eau Claire Regis, Fall Creek , McDonell Central, Osseo-Fairchild, Stanley-Boyd, and Thorp.

East: Colby, Columbus Catholic, Gilman, Greenwood High School, Loyal, Neillsville/Granton, Owen-Withee, and Spencer.

2015 Cloverbelt Conference results East | West.

Wisconsin Track Online Feature For 2016

Left: Mariah Hoepner WIAA HJ 2015

Chasing A Record

The Altoona school record in the 4x1 is 51.28. The quartet above posted a 51.30 at the 2015 State Meet. All relay runners return for 2016

Above 4x1 L-R:

Emily James (Sr-Committed to UW-Superior to Participate in Track and Field), Jenna Priest (Jr), KaSandra Springer (Sr-Committed to University of Sioux Falls on a full volleyball scholarship-will also play basketball there) and Kristi Springer (Jr).

Photo provided by Kevin Garnet

Right: Emily James LJ WIAA 2015

Above left L-R: Head Coach Kevin Garnett and distance coach Todd Lenz. Above right: Jumps, Hurdle and sprints coach Stacy Winsand. Coach Winsand is the Head Boys Track and Field coach at Altoona.

Mariah Hoepner - WIAA 400m 2015

Continuous 4x2 relay conditioning drill

Athletes were given immediate feedback via video during the start drills

Mariah Hoepner

Anika Hanson

KaSandra Springer and Emily James

KaSandra Springer at the 2015 WIAA State Meet

Photo provided by Kevin Garnet

KaSandra Springer hands off to Kristi Springer at the 2015 WIAA State Meet

Photo provided by Kevin Garnet

Day 3 of the 2016 Season: The Railroaders of Altoona High School

Distance runners

Throw athletes. The throws coach is Steve Lippert. Steve is not a staff member and had a business commitment on Wednesday.

Dash and jump athletes

Mariah Hoepner using the three point arc as a frame of reference for practicing her HJ approach.

Start fundamentals

Jenna Priest and Kristi Springer