2017 Nelson-Daniels Classic: Large Schools
The Nelson-Daniels Track and Field Classic will be missing a long time official. Steve Barr [above center] died on December 8, 2016. Steve was a familiar figure at Madison area track and field meets, the W/TFA Meet, as well as the State Meet in La Crosse. His humor and understanding helped many a nervous athlete get through their first big meet experience. Steve will be missed but his memories will live on in track and field. Steve [above center] is pictured at the 2006 W/TFA held at the 'Shell' on the campus of UW-Madison. In 2007 the W/TFA meet moved to UW-Whitewater. Steve Barr had run in or worked at W/TFA meets since 1957, the first year for the meet.
Right: Steve Barr starting a race at the 2013 W/TFA Indoor Championships. Jon Masson Madison.Com article.
Wisconsin Track Online Feature For 2017
2017 Nelson Daniels Classic: Large Schools Field Events
The horizontal jump winners got the season off to a grand start with outstanding early season marks.
Divine Savior Holy Angel's Katie Wissing [left] who had the best 2016 season jump of 38' 11.75 won the Nelson Daniels TJ competition with a distance of 37' 01.
Lancer Tyra Turner [right] from Madison La Follette made the most of her first jump in trials where she had a 18' 02 jump to win the LJ event. The distance was a 'PR' for Turner.
Below: Sequence of the TJ for Katie Wissing [DSHA].
Left: Tyra Turner's [left] first jump in trials was good for 18' 02 and first place. Above center: Ninth grader Jadin O'Brien from DSHA had a 'PR' of 17' 09 to place 2nd in the LJ. Versatile Emily Breider [above right] who excels in the field and on the track for the Spartans of Brookfield East placed 3rd [16' 08] in the LJ.
Brookfield East senior Eleni Tongas was the 2016 Nelson Daniels Large School HJ Champion [5' 02]. This year she had a best jump of 5' 04 to repeat as Champion in the HJ. The jump shown above right is 5' 02. Tongas also excels on the track in the hurdles.
Left: Sophomore Kiara Lee from Madison La Follette placed 2nd in the TJ with a distance of 36' 07.75. The photo is from the 2016 WIAA State Meet.
Wauwatosa East sophomore Brooklyn Blackburn had a big day at the Nelson Daniels Classic. She won the 55m HH event and then placed 2nd in the HJ with a height of 5' 02.
Official Steve Barr  with long time clerk of course Bill Sydow.
Left: Teja Moore [Madison La Follette] was 6th in the LJ.
Above center: DSHA Jumps coach Tim Young and DSHA hurdles coach Leslie O'Brien confer with Jadin O'Brien after Coach O'Briens daughter set a new 'PR' in the LJ.
Right: Kettle Moraine's Laura Stuart was 4th in the LJ .