2016 WIAA TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Relay Events
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
Wild Rose runners clockwise from top left: Anchor Breane Marchan, Mary Jenks, Maya Dix, and Ashley Caswell.
Left: 4x200 anchor Kathleen Hirsch of Catholic Memorial.
Below left: 'WB' anchor Maddy Pietz. Below right: The record setting Wittenberg-Birnamwood 4x400 relay team.
Right clockwise from top left: Becca Langer, Emma Langer, Brooke Lytle, and Samantha Hanson.
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].
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].
D3 Champion Hilbert
4x400 relay team
Hilbert relay members clockwise from top left: Sam Thiel, anchor Makaylee Kuhn, Shania Schmitz, and Annleah Jones.
Right: Carly Vandenhouten hands off to anchor Emily Foley. Lourdes posted a 9:43.92 in winning the 4x8 Relay Gold Medal.
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.
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.
Right: New D2 4x1 record holders the Crusaders from Waukesha Catholic Memorial.
The same Crusader quartet won the 4x2 relay.
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.
Podium L-R: Freedom [6th], Berlin [4th], Brodhead/Juda [2nd], Gold MedaL winners Big Foot [9:34.53], Jefferson [3rd], and Lodi [5th.]
Right: Big Foot anchor Brooke Wellhausen.
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.
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.
Right: 4x2 anchors Madison Marko [Kenosha Bradford] and Scarlet Egwuonwu [Oregon]
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.
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].