Wisconsin Vs Minnesota Dual Meet

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at "The Shell." Article | Results


Former Wisconsin High School Athletes Compete In Badgers Vs. Gophers Dual Meet

First Badger Dual Meet In 37 Years. Minnesota 85, Wisconsin 77

Wisconsin Track Online Feature For 2015

Wisconsin 2014-15 Roster-Former Wisconsin High School Athletes

Taylor Amann Pole Vault FR Hartland.
Hanna Barton Throws FR McFarland.
Kennedy Blahnik Throws FR Algoma.
Angela Boushea Throws SR Monona.
Brianna Bower Throws JR Stoughton.
Alexandria Fons Distance FR Franklin.
Anne Gregory Distance RS JR Appleton.
Molly Hanson Middle Distance JR Dodgeville.
Yolanda Hayes-Barnes Multi-Events RS JR North Fond du Lac.
Grace Heglund-Lohman Hurdles SR La Crosse Logan.
Sarah Heinemann Distance RS SO Waunakee.
Lauren Holtz Middle Distance RS SO Mequon Homestead.
Michele Lee Distance JR Sun Prairie.
Lianna Mack Distance FR Prairie du Sac.
Grace Meurer Distance RS SO Fond du Lac St Mary's Springs.
Franchesca Morris Throws SO East Troy.
Emma-Lisa Murphy Distance JR Whitefish Bay.
Andria Savitch Throws SO Mequon Homestead.
Marissa Savitch Hurdles SR Mequon Homestead.
Jamie Shannon Distance SO McFarland.
Madeline Timm Distance JR Elm Grove- Brookfierld East.
Courtney Walden Pole Vault SR Oconomowoc.
Allie Woodward Distance JR De Pere.2

Class of 2014 Recruits

Minnesota 2014-15 Roster-Former Wisconsin High School Athletes

Anderson, Jen Hurdles FR Green Bay, (Bay Port HS)
Barczi, Amelia Mid-Distance RS FR Madison, (Madison West HS)
Berkholtz, Liz Distance RS JR Sun Prairie, (Sun Prairie HS)
Brighouse Glueck, Madeline Distance FR Madison, (Madison West HS)
Broome, Natalie Sprints RS FR Somerset, (Somerset HS)
Dillon, Caitlin Distance RS SO Germantown, (Germantown HS)
Flucke, Alex Pole Vault RS FR Ashwaubenon, (Ashwaubenon HS)
Flynn, Kelly Long Jump RS JR Greenfield, (Greendale Martin Luther HS)
Gilson, Cami Pole Vault JR Hartland, (Arrowhead HS)
Johnson, Haley Distance RS SO Plymouth, (Plymouth HS)
Kamps, Kailee Throws RS SO Belmont, (Belmont HS)
Keller, Kat Sprints RS SO New Richmond, (New Richmond HS)
Peschel, Paige Distance FR Westfield, (Westfield Area HS)
Petermann, Megan Throws RS SR Clintonville, (Clintonville HS)
Richardson, Sarah Distance FR Kimberly, (Kimberly HS)
Sabin, Kiley Throws FR Slinger, (Slinger High School)
Sinnen, Delaney Distance FR Random Lake, (Random Lake HS)
Snyder, Ellen Distance FR Hudson, (Hudson HS)
Stanford, Devin Throws RS SR Milwaukee, (Milwaukee Lutheran HS)
Swatek, Stacey Mid-Distance RS JR Wisconsin Dells. (Wisconsin Dells HS)
Thorpe, Lyndsey Throws RS JR Stanley, (Stanley-Boyd HS)
Trasser, Hannah Mid-Distance RS JR Brookfield, (Brookfield Central HS)
Waldvogel, Jessica Sprints/Hurdles SR Wausau, (Wausau West HS)
Weibel, Violet Mid-Distance RS FR La Crosse, (La Crosse Central HS)
Werking, Laura Mid-Distance RS FR Brookfield, (Brookfield East HS)
Winter, Audra Multi RS SO Manitowoc, (Manitowoc Lutheran HS)
Zeman, Andie Mid-Distance RS JR Arrowhead, (Arrowhead HS)

Wisconsin Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Mick Byrne comments in regards to the Minnesota Vs. Wisconsin Dual Meet:

"From our perspective, it gives our athletes an opportunity to go head to head in competition and ultimately that's what sports about, rather than just looking at times or distance or heights. So we're very excited about this weekend".

"It's a border battle. It's everything I think that all those sports that you mentioned have. It's the winner/loser. In our sport that's something new. We travel around the nation looking for fast times, looking for distances and heights".

"And I think we've recognized that in the sport. We've recognized that our meets, our invitational meets are way, way too long, boring. And this type of tight competition, four athletes from each team, I think people can relate to that. It's just on the line, head to head competition".

"I think both teams are going to bring a lot of energy. We have quite a few kids from Minnesota on the team. They have some Wisconsin kids. There's going to be a lot of energy in there from the fans".

"I mean it's bragging rights. Again we have a trophy. And we're going to keep an up to date running score of the team competition. So that energy, that passion, not just from the coaches, but also from the athletes. And I think the fans will buy into that".

Mick Bryne [right], his staff and athletes hosted an exciting day of track and field. An overflow appreciative crowd witnessed the first dual meet at Wisconsin in over 30 years. The meet was preceeded by a special event which allowed youngster to 'race' a 60 meter dash on the Shell straightaway. Each of the young runners received a special T-Shirt. Also young runners had a chance to have their photos taken with Bucky Badger and members of the Wisconsin track and field team.

Above left: Kelsey Card a red shirt junior from Carlinville HS [Plainview, IL] had a monster weekend. She won the indoor exhibition discus event on Friday night with a throw of 187' 11, the weight throw [above] with a distance of 68' 00.50, and the SP [17.13m, 56' 02.50]. Her SP throw was a Wisconsin record that broke the Badger record that Card set in 2012 [16.98m].

Above center and right: Former Monona Grove star thrower Angela Boushea. Boushea placed 3rd in the weight throw with a distance of 65' 09.75 [also 4th in SP].

Above L-R: A trio of University of Minnesota throwers performed well for the Gophers. Lyndsey Thorpe [Stanley Boyd] was 4th in the weight throw [62' 11.25], Ke Ke Burks [Madison La Follette, 5th, 53' 03.75], and Devin Stanford [Milwaukee Lutheran, 2nd, 67' 07.50]. Thorpe was 5th in the SP [47' 03.75].

Above left and center. Redshirt sophomore Kailee Kamps [Belmont] was 3rd in the SP with a put of 49' 03.75.

Above left: Minnesota throws coach Peter Miller looks on as Kamps prepares to throw.

Above right: Kelsey Card in the SP.

Right: Joe Frontier [blue shirt] who is the Girls Head Coach at Madison Memorial and a meet official in the throw events talks with Badger throws coach Dave Astrauskas.

Dodgeville-Mineral Point's Molly Hanson had a big day at the Border Dual Meet. Hanson is shown on the left and above right in the mile event which she won in 4:48.35. Hanson is a junior

Former Plymouth star Haley Johnson is shown above left in the mile. Johnson recorded a 5:02.90 to place 4th.

Below left: Start of the mile race L-R: Madeline Standemo, Megan O'Neil, Haley Johnson, Gabi Anzalone, Becca Dyson, and Molly Hanson. Below right: After each running event Badger runners would backtrack on the straightaway and throw meet T-Shirts to the fans. Athletes and fans were very hyped up for the meet. Wisconsin won the coin toss and hosted the first Border Battle in what is sure to be quite a track and field tradition in the years to come.

Above 400m runners L-R: Lauren Holtz [Homestead, 4th], winner Jessica Waldvogel [Wausau West, 56.73], and Kat Keller [New Richmond, 2nd, 57.80]

Above left: Molly Hanson prepares at the start of the 800m race.

Above center: Molly Hanson [Dodgeville - Mineral Point] and Stacey Swatek [Wisconsin Dells] in the 800m run.

Above right: Former Wisconsin Dells star runner Stacey Swatek in the 800m run. Hanson finished 1st [2:11.46] while Swatek was 4th [2:14.60].

Left 3000m runners L-R: Jamie Shannon [McFarland] and Jamie Piepenburg [Jefferson HS in Alexandria, MN]. Piepenburg finished 3rd [9:55.36] while Shannon was 4th [9:56.08].

Right: In the 60m HH event Badger hurdler Deanna Latham [Newbury, Mass] recorded a 8.56 to barely beat Gopher hurdler Emma Spagnola [West Aurora HS, Auroa, IL] who was timed in 8.57.

Below: T-Shirts worn by the athletes left no doubt that this was not an ordinary meet.

Left 400m runners L-R: Titania Markland [3rd] from Annotto Bay, Jamaica (St. Mary HS), Lauren Holtz, Kat Keller, and Jessica Waldvogel.

Right 600m runners L-R: Lauren Domski [Woodbury HS, MN] and Grace Heglund-Lohman [#3, La Crosse Logan].

Domski finished 3rd while Heglund-Lohman finished 5th in the 600m run.

Above left: Badger freshman Taylor Amann [Arrowhead] finished 4th in the PV [12' 05.50].

Above center: Badger senior Deanna Latham [Newbury, Mass] is shown in the LJ event. She won the LJ [19' 06.25], and the TJ [38' 11.00] to finish with three wins for the day.

Above right: Kelly Flynn [Greendale Martin Luther] is shown in the LJ. She finished 5th in the LJ and 2nd in the TJ events.

Above left and center: Former Arrowhead vaulter Cami Gilson in the PV. Gilson finished second to teammate Katie Murgic [Rosemount, MN].

Gilson cleared 13' 01.50 while Murgic vaulted 13' 03.50. Murgic beat her indoor 2014 PR with her winning vault at the Border Battle.

Right: Gilson on approach.

Below: Senior Courtney Walden from Oconomowoc cleared 12' 09.50 to take 3rd in the PV competition.