2017 Nelson-Daniels Classic: Small 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: Small Schools Track Events
The Catholic Memorial 4x2 from 2016 had established a record in the 4x2 with a time of 1:50.72. This years edition of the Crusader 4x2 blazed to a clocking of 1:49.28 to set a new record. Relay members above L-R:
Maddy Rondeau, Tatum Straw, Josie Schubbe, and anchor Kathleen Hirsch
Left: Waukesha Catholic Memorial 4x2 runner Josie Schubbe takes the handoff from teammate Tatum Straw.
Above: 4x2 exchanges.
Deerfield's Jessica Jacobs shown as an anchor of her teams 4x8 won the 800m run in 2:29.45
Official Steve Barr  with long time clerk of course Bill Sydow.
Above the winning McFarland 4x8 posted a 10:30.20. Runners above L-R:
Brooke Lonigro, Sadie McCaulley, Katie Hacker, and anchor Ella Weaver
Above: 4x8 runners included Edgewood sisters Maddie McClimon [above left] and Erin McClimon [above 3rd from left].
Below: Runner 1 of the 4x8 section 2.
Left: 55m HH Champion McKenzie Heyroth from Lodi [8.86].
Above: Jefferson teammates finished in 2nd and 3rd in the 55m HH. Emily Hottinger [above left] and Emily Becker [above right]
Below L-R: Tori Miller [4th, East Troy], Julia Ballweg [5th, Sauk Prairie], and Jordyn Hutzler [6th, Rio].
Above: Finals of the 55m HH event
Lodi's Rhianna Walzer and Big Foot's Brooke Wellhausen gave track fans a highlight race. Walzer won the 400m dash in 1:01.04 closely followed by Wellhausen in 1:01.66.
Above 400m dash athletes L-R: Christina Nolting [3rd, East Troy], Maeve O'Driscoll [5th, Edgewood], Hannah Boyd [6th, Brown Deer], Erin Sullivan [7th, Catholic Memorial], and Grafton's Kirsten Van Ryzin.
Left: Jefferson runner Mariah Linse won the 1600m run in 5:34.36.
1600m runners above L-R: Julia Wille [3rd, Grafton], Erin Sorg [4th, Delavan Darien], McKenzie Kruchten [8th, Lodi], Grace Jenny [5th, Stoughton], Gloria Esarco [6th, Big Foot], and Cedar Grove-Belgium's Emily Sass who was 7th.
Monona Grove's Ali Dorn [left] helped her team win the team title by winning the 55m dash in 7.47. Monona Grove oupointed 23 other teams to win the title of the Nelson Daniels Classic Small School Meet.
55m dash athletes 2nd through 6th above L-R: Shelby Sellers [Brown Deer], Tatum Straw [Catholic Memorial], Rhianna Walzer [Lodi], Destiny Wash [Turner], and Jefferson's Audry Wright.