WISTCA Hall Of Fame Class Of 2020

Saturday, February 8, 2020. HOF Ceremony at the Madison Marriott

Wisconsin Track Coaches Association Hall Of Fame Class Of 2020

Seated above L-R: Dick Nerbun [Officials Merit Award], Greg Bracey [HOF Athlete], Rob Serres [HOF Coach], Laura Massey [HOF Athlete], and Andra Gremer [Accepting HOF Coaches award for Charles Kahle].
Standing above L-R: Matt Fisher [HOF Athlete], Sean Gavigan [Merit Award], Chuck Walek [HOF Coach], Mark Adams [Accepting HOF Athlete award for Joe Thomas], Dennis Meyer [Service Award], and Tim Olson [Accepting HOF Athletes award for Jayme Dittmar].

The Wisconsin Track Coaches Association (WISTCA) welcomed nine members to its Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020. Also recognized were the 2020 WISTCA Service Award, Merit Award, and the Officials Merit Award.The WISTCA Hall of Fame began with its inaugural class in 1990 and has enshrined more than 150 athletes and more than 50 coaches. All inductees can be found at the WISTCA website.

WISTCA HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2020: Male athletes Matt Fisher [Green Bay East], Joe Thomas [Brookfield Central], and Greg Bracey [Milwaukee Vincent], female athletes Jayme Dittmar [ Wausau East], Laura Massey [Lancaster], and Jean Schleusener [Tomah], coaches Charles Kahle [Milwaukee East [Riverside], Rob Serres [Platteville], and Chuck Walek [Whitehall]. Also honored were Dennis Meyer [Service Award], Sean Gavigan [Merit Award], and Dick Nerbun [Officials Merit Award].

In addition to the Hall of Fame class, WISTCA honored the 2019 boys and girls Athletes of the Year (as selected by the WISTCA Executive Committee), along with boys and girls District Coaches of the Year (as voted on by their colleagues).

2019 ATHLETES OF THE YEAR: Adam Rzentkowski [Rosholt] and Mackenzie Heyroth [Lodi].


District 1 GIRLS - Jami Holum - Hudson. BOYS - Roy Ward - Webster.
District 2 GIRLS - Andy Wyss - Three Lakes Phelps. BOYS - Aaron Kramer - Rhinelander.
District 3 GIRLS - Kristen Moten- Royall. BOYS -Geoff Wilhelmy - La Crosse Aquinas.
District 4 GIRLS - James Finster - Freedom. BOYS -Thain Jones - Freedom.
District 5 GIRLS -Randy Skellenger - Lodi. BOYS -Scott Mosher - Monroe.
District 6 GIRLS -Jerry Halopka - West Bend West. BOYS - Sean Currie - Cambridge.
District 7 GIRLS -Rich Raney/Jerome Missiaen - Muskego. BOYS -Matt Harris - Waukesha North.
2019 Wisconsin T & F coaches of the Year: GIRLS Jason Goede - Wisconsin Lutheran. BOYS - Thain Jones - Freedom.

"All Kids Can Find A Home
In This Amazing Sport"

Mark Maas

The HOF posters to the right, left and above were produced by Keith Klestinski of Marquette High Schoool.

WISTCA President
Joe Hackbarth ~ La Crosse Logan
WISTCA 2019 Female Athlete Of The Year
Mackenzie Heyroth ~ Lodi
WISTCA 2019 Male Athlete Of The Year
Adam Rzentkowski ~ Rosholt

HOF Inductee
Jayme Dittmar ~ Wausau East

Jayme Dittmar's mother Jan [above] and Wausau East coach Tim Olson accepted for Jayme. Jayme is traveling in the Artic Circle. She lives in Alaska and produces films dealing with the wilderness and the people of Alaska.

HOF Inductee
Laura Massey ~ Lancaster

HOF Inductee
Jean Scheusener ~ Tomah
Jean's brother Bill [above] accepted her honor.
She was ill and unable to attend.

HOF Inductee
Greg Bracey ~ Milwaukee Vincent

HOF Inductee
Matthew Fisher ~ Green Bay East

HOF Inductee
Joe Thomas ~ Brookfield Central
Former Brookfiled Central coach Mark Adams [above] accepted for Joe Thomas [video speech presentation].

HOF Inductee - Coach
Charles Kahle ~ Milwaukee East [Riverside]
Award accepted by Riverside's Andra Gremer [above].

HOF Inductee - Coach
Rob Serres ~ Platteville

HOF Inductee - Coach
Chuck Walek ~ Whitehall
The Lane Of Fame by Scott Thomson

Award Of Merit
Sean Gavigan ~ PT Timing

Officials Merit Award - WIAA Referee
Dick Nerbunn ~ Cumberland

WISTCA Service Award
Dennis Meyer

WISTCA Hall of Fame MC
Mark Maas ~ Whitewater

WISTCA Secretary and Woman4Woman Cordinator
Kari Krakow ~ Portage

WISTCA Clinic Co-Director
Mark Hoffman ~ South Milwaukee

WISTCA President Elect
Tom Hoogester West Bend East

WISTCA Historian
John Masanz ~ Wausau West

WISTCA Awards Chairman
Jim Stephany ~ Wausau West

A Look Back: Jayme Ditmar ~ Wausau East 2004 - 2007


Jayme Dittmar ~ 2006 D1 WIAA Gold Medal winner in the 800m run
Wausau East head coach Tim Olson helped with the acceptance of Jayme Dittmar's Hall Of Fame award
2007 Teammates at a March 13, 2007 early season practice
[Front row L-R] Jayme Dittmar, Kate Sanft, Corinna Saager, Lizzy Wanta and Kelly Sandman.
[Back row L-R] Hillary Annin and Alie Graham. 2017 update: Article in the Wausau Daily Herald
2007 D1 4x800m Champions
L-R: Kate Sanft, Elizabeth Eckert, Alie Graham, and anchor Jayme Dittmar

2007 4x800m Gold Medal
Jayme Dittmar ~ Wausau East

2007 800m race in a driving rain storm
Megan Beers [2nd, Oregon], Jayme Dittmar,
and Markie Schmidt [6th, Elkhorn Area]

2007 800m Gold Medal
Jayme Dittmar ~ Wausau East

A Look Back: Laura Massey ~ Lancaster 2001 - 2004

Laura Massey 2002
WIAA D2 PV Champion 11' 03
  Laura Massey 2003
WIAA D2 PV Champion 11' 04

Former Lancaster athlete Laura Massey was a State Champion in the Pole Vault [2002, 2003]. She competed for the Gophers of the University of Minnesota [2004-2009]. Massey was the Big 10 Champion in the pole vault in 2006.

Photos above used with permission of the University of Minnesota - Assistant Athletic Communications Director Mandy Hansen
All three photographs by Eric Miller of the Gopher Athletics Department

A Look Back: Jean Schleusener ~ Tomah 1983 - 1986

WIAA Shot Put Champion

1985-A: Shot Put Jean Schleusener Tomah 40-1

1986-A: Shot Put Jean Schleusener Tomah 42.25

Schleusener had set the SP School record in 1986 with a thorw of 42' 02.75. However Julie Beck's thorw of 47' 05.50 in 1990 set the Tomah school record and in 2007 Jessa Luebke moved to #2 with a throw of 43' 01.50. Schleusener is now #3.

WIAA Discus Champion

1985-A: Discus Jean Schleusener Tomah 159-11

1986-A: Discus Jean Schleusener Tomah 135-00

In 1986 Schleusener had set the Tomah school record in the discus with a distance of 140' 11. However in 1990 Julie Beck moved to #1 on the Tomah school record list with a throw of 160' 10 at the Mississippi Valley Conference Meet. Schleusener is now #2 on the Tomah Discus School Record list.

Discus Record Div 1 History

1971 Bobbi Johnson Kettle Moraine 114-08
1973 Judy Luellwitz Milwaukee Marshall 125-08
1975 Lori Wassenberger Madison West 131-07
1976 Laura Messner Shorewood 136-03
1977 Laura Messner Shorewwod 142-00
1985 Jean Schleusener Tomah 159-11
1997 Diane Slinden Menomonie 160-11
1999 Jill Pedretti Verona 169-10



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WISTCA Female Hall of Fame Members 1990 - 2020
Looking Back: Past Hall of Fame Female Members

Athlete   Graduated School Event   HOF Class
Lori Monk 1974 Madison West Dash   1993
Terry Simonson - Davis 1974 Racine Case Throws   1996
Sue Tallard 1974 Madison Memorial Dash   1991
Patty Hein - Trimborn 1976 Lake Mills Hurdles   1997
Ann Mulrooney 1976 Prairie du Chien Distance   1990
Jane Dwyer - Kolonko 1977 Madison East Dash   1997
Pam Moore 1977 Madison Memorial Dash   1992
Linda (Hoffman) Zeske 1978 Green Bay SW Long Jump Hurdles 2013
Sandy Grove 1978 Brookfield East Distance   2002
Megan R. Scott 1979 Platteville Throws   2014
Kelly (Miller) Lillge 1980 Monroe Hurdles   2011
MaryAnn Brunner 1980 Waukesha North Distance   2001
Margaret (Davis) McDonnell 1981 Brookwood Distance   2012
Cathy Branta 1981 Slinger Distance   1991
Sharon Dollins 1981 Janesville Parker Dash LJ 1994
Diane Lemmitt 1981 Milwaukee West Dash   2007
Cindy Lensmire 1981 Marathon Throws   2018
Wendy Markham - Hirsch 1981 Cedarburg High Jump   1995
Ellen Olson Wermuth 1981 Madison West Distance   2007
Kris Eiring 1982 New Holstein Dash   1999
Katie E. Ishmael 1982 Madison Memorial Distance   2004
Michelle Riedl - Baumgartner 1982 Kenosha St Joseph High Jump   1998
Ann Kattreh 1983 Kohler Dash   1990
Jennifer (Brown) Simmons 1985 Pius XI Hurdles   2008
Lori Wolter 1985 Sauk Prairie Distance   1995
Shari (Hafenstein) Lemke 1986 Waterloo Hurdles Dash 2014
Suzy Favor - Hamilton 1986 Stevens Point Distance   1995
Catherine Jones 1986 Milwaukee Riverside Hurdles   1993
Jean Schleusener 1986 Tomah Throws   2020
Kim Tiller 1986 Richland Center Dash   1992
Lee Ann (Majerle) Kitchell 1987 D.C. Everest Jumps   2007
Deb Hafenstein 1987 Waterloo Triple Jump Relays 1994
Ester Jones 1987 Milwaukee Bay View Dash   1993
Tracy Mattes 1987 Pius XI Hurdles   2002
Clare (Eichner) Taylor 1988 Wauwatosa East Distance   2008
Andrea Lee 1989 Milwaukee Riverside Dash   2004
Molly McClimmon 1989 Edgewood Distance   1996
Julie A. (Beck) Steinhoff 1990 Tomah Throws   2001
Amy Wickus 1990 Baraboo Dash Distance 1999
Jennifer (Paynter) Nyquist 1991 Whitewater Hurdle Relays 2003
Rebecca Butt 1991 West Bend West Hurdles Jumps 1998
Lisa Junck 1991 Madison Edgewood Hurdles LJ 2000
Jesse (Bushman) Anderson 1992 Rosholt Dash   2001
Heather (Murphy) Fitzloff 1992 North Crawford Distance   2002
Charlie (Rockweiller) Larson 1992 Verona Dash   2015
Dana Collins 1992 Milwaukee Marshall Dash   1999
Heather (Hyland) Cherney 1993 Nekoosa Long jump Hurdles 2003
Melissa (Oleson) Tassone 1993 Marinette Throws   2019
Lisa Townsend-McKeown 1993 Elk Mound Jumps   2004
Brittany (Rusch) Daly 1994 Wausau East Dash Jumps 2011
Avrie (Walters) Duffy 1994 La Crosse Logan Distance   2012
Janet Westphal 1994 Marinette Distance Relay 2000
Jenni Westphal 1994 Marinette Distance Dash 2000
Flatria (Horne] White 1996 Racine Park Dash Relays 2019
Rachael Anderson 1996 Mount Horeb Hurdles   2003
April Beard 1996 Winneconne Dash   2009
Lisa Kincaid 1996 Palmyra-Eagle Dash   2005
Stephanie (Pesch) Obermyer 1996 Catholic Memorial Dash Mid. Dist. 2009
Angela (Bruecker) Martin 1997 Seymour Hurdles   2006
Lena Van Haren 1997 Mount Horeb Distance   2005
Hillary Hyland 1998 Nekoosa Jumps Hurdles 2009
Jacklyn M. Kriegl 1998 Florence Long jump Dash 2005
Jill (Pedretti) Ross 1999 Verona Area Throws   2006
Elizabeth (Reusser) Black 1999 Middleton Distance   2006
Kate (Juedes) Scharinger 2001 Clear Lake High Jump   2016
Amanda (Nechuta) Bailey 2001 Mosinee Hurdles Throws 2019
Jamie (Rebella) Ligon 2001 Merrill Jumps Hurdles 2012
Brooke Novak 2001 Kaukauna Distance   2008
Melissa (Talbot) Boettcher 2002 Freedom Hurdles Jumps 2010
Anna (Monsen) Howie 2003 Stoughton Dash Jumps 2010
Amber Curtis 2003 Brodhead Throws   2010
Marcia Taddy 2003 Two Rivers Distance   2013
Kristen (Barr) Brandt 2004 Newman Catholic Dash Relays 2018
Laura Massey 2004 Lancaster Pole Vault   2020
Jenny (Soceka) Wartinbee 2005 Madison Memorial Pole vault Hurdles 2014
Joanna (Schultz) Currie 2006 Holmen Dash   2013
Jayme Dittmar 2007 Wausau East Distance Relays 2020
Rebecca (Buchholtz) Massey 2008 East Troy Jumps   2018
Ashley Beutler 2008 Belleville/New Glarus Distance   2016
Megan Rennhack 2008 Dodgeland Hurdles   2015
Kaya Senaya 2008 Brown Deer Dash Jumps 2016
Tasha Allen 2009 Milwaukee North Dash   2015
Jamie Vandenberg 2009 Niagara Dash Mid. Dist. 2017
Jessica Maroszek 2010 Seymour Throws   2017
Dezerea Bryant 2011 Milw Bradley Tech Dash Relays 2017