2017 WIAA TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: THROW EVENTS
Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2017: Veterans Memorial Field @ UW-La Crosse. Results D1 D2 D3 WC
D1 Shot Put
The competition in the throw venues is intense but the athletes have a common bond and appreciate and admire the efforts of other throw athletes.
2016 D1 WIAA D1 SP Champion Erin Dunning [Ashwaubenon] and 2017 D1 WIAA SP Champion Josie Schaefer [Baraboo] congratulate each other at the end of the SP event. Dunning [Minnesota] and Schaefer [UW-Madison] will continue their competition at the college level in the Big 10 Conference.
Dunning [above right] won the Silver Medal with a throw of 47' 03.75 while Schaefer [right] had a best throw of 47' 08 to win the Gold Medal.
All photographs unless otherwise noted by Dave Figi ~ Wisconsin Track Online
Above SP athletes L-R: Lizzie Cagle [Brookfield East, 5th], Sam Danczyk [SPASH, 6th], Julia Hartwig [Janesville Parker, 4th], and Emma Whittliff [Mukwonago, 3rd]
Destinee Haas - Baldwin - Woodville
Above L-R: Top 6 SP athletes L-R: Brianna Leahy [3rd], Morgan Davister [5th], Katelyn Williams [2nd], Champion Sydney Thompson, Brittany Roser [4th], and Libby Beck [Albany, 6th].
Baraboo senior Josie Schaefer [left and right] repeated as the discus champion. She won with a throw of 163' 08 [3rd throw in trials].
Above top 6 D1 discus throwers L-R: Natalie Mohring [DC Everest, 2nd], Kelsey Judge [Baraboo, 4th], Erin Dunning [Ashwaubenon, 3rd], Champion Josie Schaefer [Baraboo], Westosha Central's Amanda Sabourin [5th], and Alyssa Rivest [Watertown, 6th]
Far left: Kenni Czarnecki [Muskego]. Above left: Amada Sabourin [Westosha Central. Above right: Kenni Czarnecki and her coach Collin Smith.
Little Chute senior Tess Keyzers [left and right] won the D2 SP event for the third year in a row.
She launched the shot 47' 08.75 to break the record of 47' 03 she set at the 2016 State Meet .
Above top 6 D2 SP throwers L-R: Mackenzie Boehlke [Winnebago Lutheran, 6th], Morgan Florek [Marinette, 4th], Brooke Kary [Kettle Moraine Lutheran, 2nd], Emily Stendel [Jefferson, 5th], Champion Tess Keyzers [Little Chute], and Eve Goldstein [Somerset, 3rd].
Morgan Florek - Marinette
Emily Stendel - Jefferson
Emily Stendel [above and right] from Jefferson won the Gold Medal with a best throw of 147' 11 [her third throw in trials]
Top 6 D2 discus throwers L-R: Sydney Flier [Waupun, 5th], Eve Goldstein [Somerset, 4th], Destinee Haas [Baldwin-Woodville, 2nd] Champion Emily Stendel [Jefferson], Tess Keyzers [Little Chute, 3rd], and Marinette's Morgan Florek [6th].
Above: Skye Digman [Platteville, 7th].
Trevonna Rave - Black River Falls [8th]
D3 Shot Put
Mercer's Sydney Thompson [right] won the D3 SP Gold Medal for the second consecutive State Meet. She had a best throw of 44' 08.75.
SP athletes above L-R: Brittany Roser [Horicon, 4th], Brianna Leahy [BSMS, 3rd], and Algoma's Katelyn Williams who was second.
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Far left: Brianna Leahy. Left: Libby Beck [Albany].
Above left: Libby Beck. Above right: Morgan Davister.
The Top 6 D3 discus athletes L-R: Katelyn Williams [3rd], Champion Sydney Thompson, Alma/Pepin's Brilyn Brecka [5th], Allyson Nelson [4th], Benton-Scales Mound-Shullsburg thrower Brianna Leahy [6th], and Morgan Davister [2nd].
Brilyn Brecka - Alma/Pepinf
Kennedy Rankin - Darlington
Above: At the State Meet the quiet of an early Friday morning will soon be pushed aside by large crowds and intense competition in the throw areas at UW - La Crosse.
Sydney Thompson a senior from Mercer [right] won the discus event with a best throw of 135' 03.
Above L-R: Libby Beck - Albany, Brilyn Brecka - Alma/Pepin, and Morgan Davister - Algoma.
Above L-R: Morgan Davister-Algoma, Brianna Leahy - BSMS, and Isabelle Ostrem - Cochrane-Fountain City.
Above L-R: Brittany Roser - Horicon and Katelyn Williams - Algoma.
D3 Discus podium L-R: Brianna Leahy [BSMS, 6th], Allyson Nelson [Brookwood, 4th], Morgan Davister [Algoma, 2nd], Gold Medal Winnner Sydney Thompson [Mercer], Katelyn Williams [Algoma, 3rd], and Brilyn Brecka [Alma/Pepin, 5th].
Above L-R: Sydney Thompson - Mercer, Thompson and Kayli Brown - Living Word Lutheran.
Above L-R: Morgan Davister - Algoma and Allyson Nelson - Brookwood. Nelson also competed in the 400m [10th] and 800m [11th] at the State Meet.
Run photo by Dave Figi. All other photos in this section by Bobbi Blahnik
Above L-R: Katelyn Schmidt - Marathon and Katelyn Williams - Algoma.
Little Chute senior Tess Keyzers. Photographs above by Little Chute track fans and sent to Greg Verhagen.
Moregan Florek - Marinette. Morgan and throws coach John Sitek
Photos provided by Bryan Lenzer
Above and right: Sydney Thompson
Photos provided by Mercer Coach Bob Schenk