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


D1 Pole Vault

De Pere vault coach Don Penza had three vaulters at the State Meet and all performed very well as De Pere athletes took the Gold and Silver Medals in that event.

De Pere senior Kylie Swiekatowski took the Gold Medal, while teammates Grace Kowalkowski won the Silver Medal and Olivia Fabry [photo from 2016 W/TFA] placed ninth. Kowalkowski and Fabry are ninth graders.

In addition senior Kylie Swiekatowski [right and left] broke the D1 record of 12' 06 with a vault of 12' 07.

Swiekatowski was the D1 PV Champion at the 2014 State Meet.

The photo on the left shows Swiekatowski clearing 12' 06 which tied the D1 record set by:

Ashwaubenon's Liza Lewis [2003], Ashwaubenon's Alex Flucke [2012] and Arrowhead's Camile Gilson [2012].

Note~ PV action photos were shot from across the track as I was covering the running prelims and finals. Thanks to a Canon lens I was able to capture some of the jumps by the PV athletes. DF.

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

D1 HJ Event

Junior Tara Pratt from Appleton West won the HJ with a height of 5' 07. The photo is an attempt at 5' 08.

D2 High Jump

Above L-R: Hope Schneider [East Troy, 3rd] and defending 2015 Champion Brooke Blazei [Martin Luther, 2nd].

Right: HJ Gold Medal winner Emily Scott a sophomore from Lakeland Union HS [5' 06]. Winning juimp photo by Greg Eichelkraut.

Above PV athletes L-R: Macy Klabunde [Tri-County, 6th], Sadie Koelz [Webster, 7th], and Addie Soda [Princeton/Green Lake, 7th]

D2 Pole Vault

Sophomore Hailey Orlowski from Wisconsin Lutheran is shown on the left clearing 11' 03 which earned her a Gold Medal in the D2 PV event.

Orlowski is shown on the Medal Stand [right].

Below left: WISCO vault coach John Graham [blue shirt] looks on as Orlowski clears 11' 03.

D3 Triple Jump

Above L-R: Cara Volz [Weyauwega-Fremont, 3rd] and Jamie Schmitz [Cashton, 2nd].

Right: TJ Gold Medal winner Ashlie Lockington a ninth grader from Bangor [37' 01.50].

Ninth grader Grace Kowalkowski is shown clearing 11' 00 in the photo above left. Kowalkowski later cleared 12' 00 on an amazing vault in which the bar stayed in place despite a 'close call.' Above center: Sheridan Michaud from Green Bay Preble was 3rd in the PV. Above right: Green Bay Preble's Jensen Van Duyse was 4th in the PV event.

Above L-R: Erin Neveau [Oshkosh North, 5th], Westosha Central's Sydney Rau [6th], and Janesville Parker's Hanna Rainiero [7th]. Rainiero has made amazing improvement . Beginning with a 09' 06 vault at Stoughton in March she vaulted 11' 00 at La Crosse setting a school record for Parker and giving Parker vault coach Maynard Miller a season he will never forget.

Above HJ athletes L-R: Lindsey Mirkes [De Pere, 2nd], Ashley Melvin [Hartford Union, 3rtd], Eleni Tongas [Brookfield East, 5th], and Neenah's Marin McClory [5th]. LG Badger's Sydney Collins who placed 4th is not pictured.

D1 Long Jump Event

Senior Alexandria Bullen won the LJ with a best jump of 18' 03.25

Above LJ athletes L-R: Tyra Turner [Madison La Follette, 5th], Makayla Jackson [Milwaukee Rufus King, 4th], Armoni Brown [Waukesha South, 3rd], and Nadia Williams [Mount Horeb, 2nd].

Above LJ athletes L-R: Nadia Williams, Audrey Makope [Neenah, 6th], and Val Larson [DeForest, 7th].

D1 Triple Jump

Left: TJ Gold Medal winner Maddie Nelson from Hudson [38' 08.50].

Above TJ athletes L-R: Maddie Nelson, Kiara Lee [Madison La Follette, 2nd], and Mary Bartelson [Arrowhead, 3rd]

Above TJ athletes L-R: Katie Wissing [DSHA, 7th], Val Larson [DeForest, 6th], Amanda Wiebke [Onalaska, 5th], and Eva Laun-Smith [Beloit Memorial, 4th]

D2 Pole Vault Athletes

Above left: Brielle Buechler [Wrightstown, 2nd].

Above center: Danielle Schilling [Lakeside Lutheran, 3rd].

Above right: Mickey Gearin [Osceola, 4th].

Left: Linse Wilbur [Westby, 6th].

Right: Abigail Nelson [Northwestern, 5th].

D2 High Jump Athletes

Above left: Jordan Hirsbrunner [Monroe, 6th].

Above Center: Madeline Mosher [Waterloo, 5th].

Above right: Jaclyn Zahn [Seymour, 4th].

Left: Ashlyn Oren [Edgerton, 6th].

Right: Grace Cleveland [Grafton, 6th].

D2 Long Jump

D2 LJ Gold Medal winner Mikaela Grant is shown on the left during warmups and on the right on the podium.

Grant won the D2 LJ with a distance of 18' 05.50

Above center: LJ judge Pete Wysocki [right] the long time jumps coach at Brookfield Central discusses the final results with Grant while WIAA Referee for the jumps Robert Kern from Milwaukee certifies the final results for the D2 LJ.

Above LJ athletes L-R: Ashlyn Oren [Edgerton, 2nd], Kyra Arendt [Bloomer, 3rd], and Terriana Black from Milwaukee Messmer [4th].

Above LJ athletes L-R: Laura Hafenstein [Lakesdie Lutheran, 5th], Kristi Springer [Altoona, 6th], Abby Cibulka [Grafton, 7th], and Emily Sorenson [Bonduel, 8th].

D2 Triple Jump

Left: 2015 Gold Medalist Kyra Arendt from Bloomer repeated as champion. Arendt had a winning triple jump of 37' 11.00.

Above: Altoona's Kristi Springer was 2nd in the TJ

Above TJ athletes L-R: Madison Rizner [Richland Center, 3rd], Meghan Pingel [Lakeside Lutheran, 4th], Katrina Santos [East Troy, 5th], and Diane Moore [Oconto Falls, 6th].

D3 Pole Vault

Junior Johanna Ellenson from Spencer won the D3 PV Gold Medal with a winning height of 11' 00.

The photo on left shows Ellefson clearing 10' 03 on her way to an eventual winning height of 11' 00.

On the right Ellefson concentrates before a run through during warmups.

Above PV athletes L-R: Demi Ploor [Sevastopol, 2nd], Daisy Campbell [Three Lakes, 3rd], Lexi VanDoorn [Flambeau, 3rd], and Elizabeth McClure [Algoma, 5th].

D3 High Jump

Above L-R: Becky Schroeder [Weyauwega-Fremont, 3rd] and Raelin Sorenson [Unity, 5' 03, 2nd].

Right: D3 HJ Gold Medal winner Alyssa Kavajecz from South Shore [5' 08]

Above HJ athletes L-R: Mariah Whalen [Newman Catholic, 4th], Maizee Splinter [Cuba City, 5th], and North Crawford's Haley Nelson [6th].

D3 Long Jump

Above L-R: Kayla Neff [Regis, 3rd] and Sonia Schubert [Elkhart Lake/Glenbeaulah, 2nd].

Right: D3 Gold Medal winner in the LJ Kaitlyn Kaiser [Cuba City, 18' 02.25]

Above LJ athletes L-R: Jamie Schmitz [Cashton, 4th], Faith Lubner [Reedsville, 5th], and Dakota Hutzler [Rio, 6th]

Above TJ athletes L-R: Dakota Hutzler [Rio, 4th], Cassidy Noeldner [Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran, 5th], and Mikayla Broutte [Pardeeville,6th].