Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, 2016: Veterans Memorial Field @ UW-La Crosse. Results D1 D2 D3 WC


D3 4x200 Relay

Above: Ashley Caswell [Wild Rose] and Payton Bastian [BSMS] running leg 2 of the 4x200 relay. Right: 4x2 anchors Emma Lawrence [BSMS] and Breanne Marchan. Wild Rose won in 1:45.95 with BSMS 2nd in 1:46.16

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

Above 4x200 teams L-R: Weyauwega-Fremont [6th], Cuba City [4th], BSMS [2nd], champion Wild Rose, Shell Lake [3rd], and Athens [5th]

Wild Rose runners clockwise from top left: Anchor Breane Marchan, Mary Jenks, Maya Dix, and Ashley Caswell.

4x200 runners above L-R: Lydia Ulrich [Lakeside Lutheran anchor], Tatum Straw [Catholic Memorial], and Meghan Pingel running leg 2 of the 4x200 relay.

Left: 4x200 anchor Kathleen Hirsch of Catholic Memorial.

Above leg 3 runners in the D2 4x4 L-R: Grace Gillingham [Big Foot], Maddy Rondeau [Catholic Memorial], and Emily Norrbom [Wittenberg-Birnamwood].

Below left: 'WB' anchor Maddy Pietz. Below right: The record setting Wittenberg-Birnamwood 4x400 relay team.

Left and above: Waukesha West 4x8 anchor Emma Langer.

Right clockwise from top left: Becca Langer, Emma Langer, Brooke Lytle, and Samantha Hanson.

D3 4x100 Relay

At the 2015 State Meet Wild Rose won the 4x1 with Cuba City 2nd and Cuba City was the Gold Medal winner in the 4x2 followed by Wild Rose. The teams flip-flopped this season as Cuba City won the 4x1 and Wild Rose the 4x2. In the final exchange above Cuba City 4x1 anchor Kaitlyn Kaiser took the baton from Mykenzie Vaasen and then lit the afterburners to pull out the win for the Cubans with a time of 50.10. Teams shown above L-R: Shell Lake [3rd], Bangor [4th], Cuba City, Wild Rose [2nd], and Benton Scales Mound Shullsburg [5th].

Podium L-R: Bangor, Wild Rose, Cuba City [Brinley Wood, Sadie Murray, Mykenzie Vaasen, Kaitlyn Kaiser], and Shell Lake.

D3 4x400 Relay

Hilbert [4:03.96] won the 4x400 improving its preliminary time by almost 5 seconds. Runners above L-R: Mikaela Hintz [Weyauwega-Fremont], Hilbert leadoff runner Annleah Jones, Marissa Mason [Weyauwega-Fremont], Hilbert's Sam Thiel running leg 2, Emily Foley [Lourdes Academy], and Daisy Wilson [Weyauwega-Fremont].

Above 4x4 runners L-R: Karen Scharlau [Cochrane-Fountain City], leg 3 runner Shania Schmitz [Hilbert], and anchors Sara Weber [Lourdes Academy], Abby Engel [Cochrane-Fountain City], Allyson Nelson [Brookwood], and Becky Schroeder [Weyauwega-Fremont].

Left: Hilbert anchor Makaylee Kuhn.


D3 Champion Hilbert

4x400 relay team

Hilbert relay members clockwise from top left: Sam Thiel, anchor Makaylee Kuhn, Shania Schmitz, and Annleah Jones.

Lourdes Academy won the 4x800 rerlay race. Runners above L-R: Maren Jensen [Deerfiield], Katie VanScyoc [Lourdes Academy], Kylee Sabelko [Elmwood/Plum City], Angela Moore [Lourdes Academy], and Carly Vandenhouten [Lourdes Academy].

Right: Carly Vandenhouten hands off to anchor Emily Foley. Lourdes posted a 9:43.92 in winning the 4x8 Relay Gold Medal.

D2 4x1 Relay

At the 2014 State Meet Catholic Memorial had set the D2 4x1 record with a time of 49.17. This years edition of the Crusaders 4x1 improved on that time and set a new record with a performance of 49.03.

Above: Catholic Memorial anchor Kathleen Hirsch takes the handoff from leg 3 runner Josie Schrubbe. Edgerton [The Tiders] had the best time in the prelims which they equaled in the finals. Edgerton finished second in 49.36. Edgerton's Nikkia Johnson has just handed the baton to Tider anchor Kathleen Riley.

Podium with 4x200 Medalists

L-R: Medford Area [6th], Monroe [4th], Lakeside Lutheran [2nd], Gold Medal winners Catholic Memorial [1:43.36], Osceola [3rd], and Saint Croix Falls [5th]. Catholic Memorial runners were : Abby Finnegan, Tatum Straw, Josie Schrubbe, and anchor Kathleen Hirsch.

Left: Anchors Kathleen Hirsch from Catholic Memorial and Kathleen Riley [Edgerton].

Right: New D2 4x1 record holders the Crusaders from Waukesha Catholic Memorial.

The same Crusader quartet won the 4x2 relay.

The Lady Chargers from Wittenberg-Birnamwood set a record in the 4x400 prelims with a time of 3:57.64.This broke the record of 3:58.13 set by Columbus in 2004.

In the finals one day later they ran a faster time [3:456,66] to set a new D2 4x400 relay record.

Left leg 1 4x400 relay runners L-R: Bekah Vande Hey [Xavier], Mikaela Grant [Jefferson], and Abby Finnegan [Catholic Memorial].

Right: Wittenberg-Birnamwood leg 2 runner Kylie Linke and Kaitlin Splittgerber from Xavier.

D2 4x800 Relay

Podium L-R: Freedom [6th], Berlin [4th], Brodhead/Juda [2nd], Gold MedaL winners Big Foot [9:34.53], Jefferson [3rd], and Lodi [5th.]

Above left leg 1 4x8 relay runners L-R: Abby Murphy [Freedom], Maggie Grota [Southern Door], Gloria Esarco [Big Foot], Taylor Bluemel [Brodhead/Juda]. Above right leg 2 relay runners L-R: Alexandria Demco [Big Foot] and Amber Pickel [Brodhead/Juda]

Above 4x8 relay runners L-R: Cameron Novy [Brodhead/Juda-leg 3], Grace Gillingham [Big Foot-leg3], Calli Linse [Jefferson anchor], Malerie Harmon [Berlin anchor], .Cora Purdue [Brodhead/Juda anchor].

Right: Big Foot anchor Brooke Wellhausen.

D1 4x100 RelayThe final exchange in the 4x1 shows [L-R] Waukesha South [2nd, 47.99-Armoni Brown from Jestine Green], Champion Wauwatosa West [47.91, Cheri'A Adams from Breanna Weigman], Kenosha Bradford [5th-Madison Marko from Ashlee Miller], Milwaukee Rufus King [3rd-Makayla Jackson from Deja Bates], and Hudson [4th-Lucy Fashingbauer from Lexi LeFever]

Left: Wauwatosa West anchor Cherri'A Adams.

Tosa West repeated as D1 4x100 Champion. They were champions with a time of 48.39 in 2015.

This year they posted a 47.91 to win the Gold Medal.

Relay members clockwise from top left:

Mercy Ndon, Cheri'A Adams, Breanna Weigman, and Azya McLin.

D1 4x200 Relay

The Top 3 teams in the D1 4x2 are shown above L-R: Last years champion Kenosha Bradford was second, Champion Oregon, and third place Appleton North. Oregon runners clockwise from top left: Anchor Scarlet Egwuonwu, Maddie Le Brun, Danica Keisling, and Alexis Jackson.

Above: Leg 2 runners Danica Keisling [Oregon] and Nadiyah Connor [Beloit Memorial].

Right: 4x2 anchors Madison Marko [Kenosha Bradford] and Scarlet Egwuonwu [Oregon]

D1 4x400 Relay

The D1 4x4 was an exra special race for teams and track fans. Three teams broke the 4x4 record [3:52.82 set by Milwaukee Riverside in 2013] with the Warriors from Wausau West emerging as the Gold Medal winners. The top 3 teams are shown above L-R: Arrowhead [3:51.84], Wausau West [3:50.75], and Hamilton [3:52.47]. Hamilton won the D1 4x4 at the 2015 State Meet.

Arrowhead runners from top left clockwise: Kayla Vogt, Grace Gilmore, Mary Bartelson, and Lizzy Benja. Wausau West runners from top left clockwise: Alyssa Faucett, Ana Pressa, Caitlin Deaton, and anchor Brooke Jaworski. Hamilton runners from top left clockwise: Chelsea Parker, Bianca Stubler, Megan Jansett, and Morgan Price. All Hamilton runners return for 2017 while the other two teams lose one runner each to graduation.

Above left 4x4 leg 1 runners L-R: Morgan Price [Hamilton], Rosalee Campbell [Germanrtown], and Lizzy Benja [Arrowhead]. Above right leg 2 4x4 runners L-R: Lindsey Mirkes [De Pere], and Wausau West's Caitlin Deaton.

Above leg 3 4x4 runners L-R: Alyssa Faucett [Wausau West], Grace Gilmore [Arrowhead], and Emma Langer [Waukesha West]. Waukesha West set a school record when they finished in 5th with a time of 3:53.82. The boys 3200m run and the 4x4 relay events were delayed over an hour and a half when a storm rolled through the La Crosse area.

The three anchors above will return for the 2017 season: Bianca Stubler [#4, Hamilton], Kayla Vogt [#3, Arrowhead], and Wausau West anchor Brooke Jaworski.

D1 4x800m Relay

The medalist 4x8 teams above L-R: West De Pere [6th], Kimberly [4th], Arrowhead [2nd], Champion Waukesha West [9:11.81-6th fastest time in the 46 years of girls track history], Appleton North [3rd], and Homestead [5th].

Start of section 2 of the 4x8 showing Stephanie Jarvis [Hortonville], Carisa Weyenberg [Kimberly], Mary Rose Flood [Appleton North], and Wolverine leadoff runner Samantha Hanson.

Above 4x8 relay runners L-R: Kaitlyn Wall [West De Pere], Brooke Lytle [Waukesha West], Ashtyn Johnson [Kimberly], Becca Langer [Waukesha West], and Megan Olshanski [Arrowhead].

Above 4x8 anchors L-R: Hailey Ruplinger from Ashtyn Johnson [Kimberly], Sydney Squier from Lauren Drankoff [Appleton North], and Kayla Vogt from Megan Olshanski [Arrowhead].