2016 WIAA TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Jump Events
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:
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.
Junior Tara Pratt from Appleton West won the HJ with a height of 5' 07. The photo is an attempt at 5' 08.
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.
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.
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].
Senior Alexandria Bullen won the LJ with a best jump of 18' 03.25
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 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].
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 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.
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
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 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 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]