2016 WIAA TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Throw Events
Tess Keyzers [right] a junior from Little Chute launched the shot put 47' 03 to win the Gold Medal. She also established a new record in that event as she bettered the 2001 record throw of 45' 01 by Amanda Nechuta from Mosinee. Katie Taylor [above right] from Hayward won the Silver Medal while Brooke Kary [above left] from Kettle Moraine Lutheran won the Bronze Medal.
Coach Blahnik and his family have helped write the track tradition history of Wisconsin. His son Zach and daughter Kennedy were State Champions in the throw events.
Dean has been a great help to the Honor Roll website over the years. His information and photos have played a major part in the websites goal of promoting track and field in Wisconsin.
Left and right: Sydney Thompson [Mercer] D3 Gold Medal winner.
Below left and center: Emma Richards [Ozaukee] Silver Medal winner.
Below right: Ania Smith [Menomonie Indian HS] Bronze Medal winner.
Baraboo's Josie Schaefer had a best throw of 162' 00 to win the Gold Medal in the discus event. The Silver Medal went to Sam Noennig [above right] from Hartford Union and the Bronze Medal to Holly Houston [above left] from Madison Memorialf
Photo by Robert Caelwaerts
Right: Brooke Kary
[Kettle Moraine Lutheran]
Photo by Joe Frontier
Mercer junior Sydney Thompson [right] had a best throw of 44' 01 to win the D3 Shot Put Gold Medal. Ozaukee sophomore Emma Richards [above right] won the Silver Medal while Menomonie Indian High School senior Ania Smith [above left] took the Bronze Medal.
Throw action photos above by Dean Blahnik. Katelyn Williams photo by Khloe Williams
Emma Richards [right] a sophomore from Ozaukee had a best throw of 144' 09 to win the D3 Gold Medal. Sydney thompson [above right] from Mercer was second while Ania Smith [above left] from Menomonie Indian HS was third.
Below: Katelyn Williams [Algoma]. Photo by Khloe Williams.
Left: Gold Medal winner Destinee Haas [134' 02] from Baldwin-Woodville. Above left: Heather Milas from Stanley Boyd won the Silver Medal. Above right: Krista Hall from Westby was the Bronze Medal winner
Ashwaubenon junior Erin Dunning [right] had a best throw of 46' 02.50 to win the D1 Gold Medal in the SP event. Teammate Kris Lindow [above left] won the Silver Medal while West Allis Central thrower Ella Schultz [above right] won the Silver Medal.
Joe's promotion of throw events has led to successful accomplishments by throw athletes in many different schools in Wisconsin
Throw photos by Brookfield East throw coaches