2006 Wisconsin USATF Indoor Championships

Sunday, February 12, 2006 at Carthage College
Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center (TARC).

USATF Indoor Championships

The Wisconsin USATF hosted their Indoor Championships at Carthage College. Track and field athletes from 10 years old to 'senior citizens' competed in the 55m dash, 55m hurdles, long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot put, 3000m, 5000m, 3000m walk, 400m dash, 800m run and 200m dash in age groups ranging from Bantam to Masters [ ages 30 and on up in 5 year increments]. Groups and individuals from Wisconsin competed. The Honor Roll was very impressed by the family atmosphere at the meet as parents and coaches supported all the athletes who participated. An 11 year old girl from the Beloit Flyers group long jumped 15' 11 to highlight many fine performances by the next generation of track and field athletes. Head track coach Stephanie Ulicny of Carthage and her athletes ran a quality meet providing an excellent experience for all involved. Results.

Some of the Milwaukee Silver Springs Spartans track club.

The Merton elementary school track club gets a look at the 'TARC' indoor track facility at Carthage. Merton school is located in Waukesha county. Dads and mothers passing on their love of track and field to the next generation was an attitude very evident at the meet. Below are pictured some of the younger athletes in their events.

Young Girls PV

Wisconsin high school vaulters Erin Havener [L & top center], Alyssa Hui [ top R & R], and Becca Grafenauer [Below] posted outstanding performances. Havener won with a vault of 10' 11.75. The marks were measured in meters. Havener had 3.35m, Hui vaulted 3.2m while Grafenauer posted a 3.04m. 3.2m is 10' 06.00 and 3.02m is 9' 10.75. Colleges and international competitions post results in meters.

Young Girls LJ

Clockwise from top left: Nyla Coffie [unattached from Racine], Maia Pearson [South Madison Panthers], Kaya Senaya [ Silver Springs Spartans], and Michelle Mitchell [ Silver Springs Spartans]. Pearson won with a jump of 5.33m (17' 06.00) while Senaya was second at 5.02m (16' 05.75). Mitchell jumped 16' 02.50 in the LJ and placed first in the Young Girls HJ with a jump of 5' 3.75. The Young Girls group includes athletes who were born in 1988-1989 or after.

Above: Early lap of the 3000m. Depending on numbers some events combined ages as well as male and female athletes. Below: Picture taken by Mark Woodford.