18th FASST Senior All-Star Track Meet

Saturday, June 11, 2016 At The University Of Dubuque. Boys | Girls


University of Dubuque head coach Chad Gunnelson and his staff and team hosted the 18th annual Senior Spotlight Meet at Chalmers Field on the campus of the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa. This was the first year that team scores were kept and the Badgers from Wisconsin won both the boys and girls part of the meet. Despite temperatures in the high 90's athletes performed well and a number of records were set at this years meet.

Wisconsin Track Online Feature For 2016

2016 Team Wisconsin, Full size photo | Jason McMahon Team Wisconsin press release

Senior All-Stars On Team Wisconsin

100m dash: Racine Horlick's Tanesha Davis [left] was first in 12.52. Jasmine Blue [far right] from Iowa was 2nd in 12.54.

Above 200m dash athletes Talia Buss [Iowa, 2nd] and Alexis Alt [Verona Area, 6th].

Right 200 dash athletes L-R: Jolissa Kriegel [Iowa, 5th], Tanesha Davis [Racine Horlick, 4th], and winner Alexandra Hutchison [Columbus Catholic, 25.83].

Above left: Joie Ross [#2, La Crosse Logan] was 2nd in the 800m. Julie Hollensbe [Iowa] won the 800m in 2:20.26. Above right: With temperatures soaring above 95 degrees distance runners toughed out their events. McKennsey Van Wie [#4, Sun Prairie] and teammate Mikayla Fox [Oak Creek] finished 1-2 with Van Wie posting a 5:19.35 for the win.

Team Iowa's Aleenah Marucci [#5] blazed to a 14.08 to win the 100m HH event. Jefferson's Mikaela Grant had a season best [would also be the best on All-Division HR] time of 14.53 to finish 2nd. Middleton's Lauren Reagan Smith [#7] was 4th [also a season best for her] in 14.74.

Alexis Alt - Verona (200m, 1600m medley relay)
Faye Bailie - Platteville (high jump)
Addy Baker - Ripon (400m hurdles)
Mary Bartelson - Arrowhead (long jump, triple jump, 1600m medley relay)
Dominique Buechel - Chilton (discus)
Sydney Currie - Cambridge (800m, 1600m medley relay)
Tanesha Davis - Racine Horlick (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay)
Maggie Durni - Platteville (4x100m relay, 4x200m relay, 1600m medley relay)
Jaliyah Elliott - Beloit Memorial (100m, 4x100m relay, 4x200m relay)
Rachel Emendorfer - Platteville (800m, 4x800m relay)
Alyssa Faucett - Wausau West (200m, 1600m medley relay)
Leah Flanagan - Hartford Union (pole vault)
Mikayla Fox - Oak Creek (1600m)
Mikaela Grant - Jefferson (100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, long jump, 4x100 shuttle relay)
Sophia Hoelz - Living Word Lutheran (400m hurdles)
Alexandra Hutchison - Marshfield Columbus (200m, 4x100m relay, 4x200m relay)
Kaitlyn Jackson - Whitefish Bay (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay, 4x200m relay)
Isabelle Kick - Luther (100m hurdles)
Val Larson - DeForest (400m, 4x400m relay)
Kris Lindow - Ashwaubenon (discus, shot put)

Breanne Marchan - Wild Rose (high jump)
Ashley Melvin - Hartford Union (high jump)
Sheridan Michaud - Green Bay Preble (pole vault)
Sam Noennig - Hartford Union (discus, shot put)
Raevin Peek - Beloit Memorial (high jump)
Hanna Rainiero - Janesville Parker (pole vault)
Alison Reinhoffer - Shorewood (3200m)
Joie Ross - La Crosse Logan (800m, 4x800m relay)
Sydney Rossow - Kettle Moraine Lutheran (100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, 4x100 shuttle relay)
Katrina Santos - East Troy (long jump, triple jump)
Jamie Schmitz - Cashton (100m hurdles, long jump, triple jump)
Kylie Schuettpelz - Seymour (high jump)
Ella Schultz - West Allis Central (shot put)
Rebecca Sennett - Beloit Turner (1600m, 3200m)
Lauren Reagan Smith - Middleton (100m hurdles, 4x100 shuttle relay)
Kennedy Stumpf - Dodgeville (800m, 4x800m relay)
Shynia Summerville - Beloit Memorial (4x100m relay, 4x200m relay)
Kathleen Taylor - Hayward (discus, shot put)
McKensey Van Wie - Sun Prairie (1600m, 4x800m relay)
Caragan Volz - Weyauwega-Fremont (100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, 4x100 shuttle relay)
Jaclyn Zahn - Seymour (high jump).

Above: Val Larson [DeForest] in the 400m dash.

Right: Ashley Merlvin [#5, Hartford Union, 3rd] and Val Larson [#4, DeForest] in the 400m dash. Larson won in 57.73.

Above 3200m runners L-R: Alison Reinhoffer [#3, Shorewood], Rebecca Sennett [#2, Beloit Turner] and Team Iowa's Haley Fye. Sennett [above right] won in 12:10.19.

Above Team Wisconsin 100m HH athletes L-R: Caragan Volz [Weyauwega-Fremont, 6th], Isabelle Kick [#5, Onalaska Luther, 10th], and Cashton's Jamie Schmitz who was 9th.

The meet has events that are standard in Iowa. The Low Hurdle race is a 400m race. Mikaela Grant [#3, Jefferson, 1:07.68] was first followed by Sophia Hoelz [#2. Living Word Lutheran], and Sydney Rossow [#3, Kettle Moraine Lutheran].

Above Team Wisconsin winning 4x1 relay members L-R: Alexandra Hutchison [Columbus Catholic], Kaitlyn Jackson [Whitefish Bay], Maggie Durni [Platteville], and anchor Tanesha Davis [Racine Horlick].

Exchange 1 of the 4x1 - Alexandra Hutchison to Kaitlyn Jackson.

Final exchange in the 4x1 shows Maggie Durni handing off to Tanesha Davis

Above the winning Team Wisconsin 4x2 relay L-R: Alexandra Hutchison, Kaitlyn Jackson, Ashley Melvin [Hartford Union], and anchor Maggie Durni.

Above 4x2 relay runners L-R: Kaitlyn Jackson, Ashley Melvin, and Alexandra Hutchison.

Left: Team Wisconsin's Maggie Durnie and Team Iowa's MacKenzie Keune in a close finish. Team Wisconsin posted a 1:43.77 while Iowa was second in 1:43.87.

Above Team Wisconsin had 2 relays in the 4x4. Runners L-R: Kaitlyn Jackson, Alexis Alt, Val Larson, Kennedy Stumpf [Dodgeville-Mineral Point], Caragan Volz, Aleaxdra Hutchison, and Cambridge's Sydney Currie. Team Iowa won the 4x4,. Above right: Team Iowa 4x4 anchor Jossa Kriegel [#3].

Team Wisconsin won the 4x8 relay with a time of 9:56.51. Runners L-R: Rachel Emendorfer [Platteville], Kennedy Stumpf, MacKensey Van Wie, and anchor Joie Ross.

Team Wisconsin set a 1600m Sprint Medley relay record with a time of 4:06.27. This broke the record of 4:06.59 set by Team Wisconsin in 2013. Runners L-R: Alexis Alt [200m, Verona Area], Mary Bartelson [200m, Arrowhead], Alyssa Faucett [400m, Wausau West], and anchor Sydney Currie [800m, Cambridge]. Note ~ Wausau West set a modern day record of 4:15.14 in the 1600m medley relay meet results during the 2016 season.

Above 1600m Sprint Medley runners L-R: Mary Bartleson, Alexis Alt, Alyssa Faucett, and anchor Sydney Currie.

The 4x100m Shuttle HH Relay is a part of the Iowa track and field meet event schedule. Team Iowa set a new record of 1:00.50 breaking the 1:02.91 record set by Team Iowa in 2009. Team Iowa hurdler Maggi Bjustrom is shown above right.

Team Wisconsin posted the fastest time ever for a Team Wisconsin Shuttle Relay team by finishing 2nd in 1:01.79 [this also broke the old record]. Team Wisconsin hurdlers above L-R: Sydney Rossow and Mikaela Grant.

Team Wisconsin Shuttle Relay hurdlers Caragan Volz [left] and Lauren Reagan Smith [#2]

Kelli DeGeorge from Team Iowa won the HJ [5' 06]

Left and right: Hartford Union's Ashley Melvin was 4th in the HJ [5' 05].

Team Wisconsin HJ athletes below L-R:

Jaclyn Zahn [Seymour, 5th],

Kylie Schuettpelz [Seymour, 6th],

and Faye Basilie [Platteville, 7th].

Pole vault athletes L-R: Team Illinois member Kassadee Ifft [12' 06] was the winner, Green Bay Preble's Sheridan Michaud [2nd], Hanna Rainiero [Janesville Parker, 4th], and Leah Flanagan [Hartford, Union, 5th].

Below vaulters L-R: Leah Flanagan, Savannah Howie [3rd], Hanna Rainiero, Kassadee Ifft, and Sheridan Michaud.

Jefferson's Mikaela Grant had her seasons best jump of 19' 02.75 to win the LJ competition

Grants winning jump is shown on the left.

Above LJ athletes L-R: Team Iowa's Aleenah Marucci was 2nd [19' 01.50], Alyssa Faucett [3rd], and Mary Bartelson [4th].

Team Wisconsin LJ athletes above L-R: Maggie Durni, Jamie Schmitz, Katrina Santos [East Troy], and Tony Tate from Team Illinois.

Tony's jump in the boys part of the meet was too good not to mention. He set a new record by surpassing Team Iowa's Jerry Westerfield who jumped 24' 04.50 in 2012. Tate soared 24' 08.50 to rewrite the record book. Brookfield East's Drew Bullen and Franklin's Tri Pham both jumped 23' 04 at the Spotlight Meet in finishing 3rd and 4th.

Left: Arrowhead's Mary Bartelson won the TJ with a best jump of 37' 02.

Team Wisconsin TJ athletes above L-R: Caragan Volz, Volz from the side, Katrina Santos, and Jamie Schmitz.

Above left: Team Iowa's Kiana Phelps who is ranked #3 in the nation in the discus broke the Senior FASST All-Star Spotlight Meet record in the discus with a throw of 172' 07. This broke the old record of 166' 10 set in 2014 by Team Wisconsin's Kennedy Blahnik from Algoma. Phelps was a 4 time Drake Relays High School Discus Champion in addition to being the four time Iowa State Champion. She will compete for the University of Oregon. Phelps at the IAAF in Bydgoszcz, Poland, July 19, 2016.

Above center and right: Team Wisconsin throwers Sam Noenning [Hartford Union] and Dominque Buechel [Chilton].

Below Team Wisconsin Throwers L-R: Kathleen Taylor [Hayward] and Kris Lindow [Ashwaubenon].

Please check back-it is hoped to add photos from the throwing events

Above: Mauston track and field coaches Danica [Schaefer] Ihde, Kyle Ewing, and head coach Bill DeVoe were some of the WISTCA coaches who helped with Team Wisconsin. Ihde is a former Waukesha West athlete while Ewing competed at Richland Center. Ewing also competed at the Spotlight Meet [2004].

Right: University of Dubuque coach Chad Gunnelson's son gets a vault lesson from Sheridan Michaud.

Throw photos below by Deb Noennig

Above L-R: Sam Noennig [Hartford Union, 5th, 45' 04.50], Ella Schultz [West Allis Central, 3rd, 46' 03.75], and Kathleen Taylor [Hayward, 4th, 45' 07.50].

Above: Ella Schultz.

Left: Kris Lindow [Ashwaubenon, 6th, 44' 10.25].

Right: Sam Noennig

Above L-R: Sam Noennig [2nd, 150' 11], Kris Lindow, and Kathleen Taylor [7th, 135' 09].

Above some of the Team Wisconsin throwers L-R: Jacob Wendt [East Troy], Landon Ellingston [Jefferson], Sam Noennig, Kyle Pulvermacher [Benton-Scales Mound-Shullsburg], Kris Lindow, Dominique Buechel, and Sean Cormican [Baraboo].

Joe Frontier [Madison Memorial] and some of the athletes who have taken advantage of the Madison Throws Club take one last 'jump!' as high school athletes.

Action Throw Photos By Deb Noennig

Left: Dominque Buechel [Chilton, 5th, 147' 00].

Right: Kris Lindow [Ashwaubenon, 9th, 125' 00]