2017 WIAA TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: DASH EVENTS
Above finals of the 100m dash L-R: Amari Brown [Milwaukee Rufus King, 4th], Michaela Pryor [Waukesha North, 5th], Maddy Troy [Kenosha Tremper, 2nd], Gold Medal Winner Makayla Jackson [Milwaukee Rufus King, 12.25], and Ali Dorn [Monona Grove, 3rd]
Above 400m D1 dash athletes L-R: Bianca Stubler [2nd], Brooklyn Schyvinck [Reedsburg Area, 7th], Kiersten Walker [3rd], Stoughton's Alyson Weum [5th], Arrowhead's Kayla Vogt [4th], and Maddie Frey from Waukesha West [6th]
Above 400m dash athletes L-R: Silver Medal winner Madee Harding from Brodhead/Juda, Champion Maddy Pietz [Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 56.51], Davis Collison [University School of Milwaukee, 3rd], and Harding.
Left: Maddy Pietz in the 400m finals
400m runners above L-R: Hannah Constable [Johnson Creek, 4th], Abbey Engel, and Allison Taylor [St. Mary's Springs, 7th].
Left: Gold Medal 400m dash winner Julianne Barkholz from Newman Catholic.
Left: 100m dash athletes L-R: Ashley Caswell [Wild Rose, 3rd], Gold Medal Winner Nicole Mikula [ Shell Lake, 12.86] and Aonesti' Carter-Morris [Universal Academy, 2nd].
Wausau West sophomore [L] Brooke Jaworski broke the 400m dash record of 54.33 which she set at the 2016 State Meet with a time of 54.27 in the prelims. In the Saturday finals on an extremely hot day she turned on the afterburners and set a record with a time of 53.71. A talented field behind her also turned in outstanding times.
Above: Jaworski, Milwaukee Rufus King's Kiersten Walker [3rd, 55.15] and Hamilton's Bianca Stubler [2nd, 54.58] congratulate each other at the end of the 400m finals.
Walker and Stubler who are seniors left everything on the track in their last State Meet individual 400m race.
Brooke Jaworski successfully defended her 200m 2016 Dash Title. However senior Grace Hartman from Wisconsin Rapids almost pulled off the win. Hartman recorded a 24.75 as Jaworski needed an incredible finish to win in 24.65.
Above 200m runners coming off the turn L-R: Maddy Troy [Kenosha Tremper, 6th], Kiersten Walker [Milwaukee Rufus King, 4th], Hartman, Jaworski, Bianca Stubler [Sussex Hamilton, 3rd], and Amari Brown [Milwaukee Rufus King, 5th].
Left: Brooke Jaworski with 50m left in the 200m race.
Above left: Grace Hartman with 60m to go in the 200m dash.
Above right: Kiersten Walker and Brooke Jaworksi come off the turn in the 200m finals.
Above 100m dash athletes L-R: Maddy Troy, Armoni Brown [Waukesha South, 6th], Scarlet Egwuonwu [Oregon, 8th], Ali Dorn, and Lexi Romero [Brookfield Central, 7th].
Right: 2017 100m D1 Champion Makayla Jackson a sophomore from Milwaukee Rufus King. Jackson's mother Dana Collins is an assistant coach at Rufus King and was a former State Champion from Milwaukee Marshall.
Milwaukee Lutheran sophomore Ja'Cey Simmons [left] defended the 100m title she won at the 2016 State Meet. Simmons recorded a 12.42 in finals.
Above finals of the 100m D2 dash L-R: Lexi Donarski [Aquinas, 6th], Bekah Vande Hey [Xavier, 4th], Tatum Straw [Catholic Memorial, 2nd], and Ashlyn Oren [Edgerton, 3rd].
Left: Ja'Cey Simmons [Milwaukee Lutheran] winning the Gold Medal in the 200m dash [25.18]. She also won the 2016 D2 title in the 200m.
Above 200m dash athletes L-R: Maddy Pietz [Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 2nd], Simmons, Amy Chen [Mayville, 4th], and Madee Harding [Brodhead/Juda, 3rd].
Haley Durst [Ithaca, 6th], Julianne Barkholz [Newman Catholic, 4th], Ashley Caswell [Wild Rose, 3rd], Aonesti' Carter-Morris [Universal Academy, 2nd], Champion Nicole Mikula [Shell Lake, 12.86], and Molly Milliren [Thorp, 7th].
Shell Lake senior Nicole Mikula [left] qualified last in the 200m dash. She turned that inside out with a Gold Medal finish from Lane 10 [26.90 in prelims, 26.16 in finals].
Above 200m dash athletes L-R: Ashley Caswell [Wild Rose, 2nd], Jullianne Barkholz [Newman Catholic, 4th], Emily Herzberg [Melrose-Mindoro, 3rd], Makaylee Kuhn [Hilbert/Stockbridge, 5th], and Mykenzie Vaassen [Cuba City, 6th].
Abbey Engel [Cochrane-Fountain City, 5th], Champion Julianne Barkholz [Newman Catholic, 56.86], Makeylee Kuhn [Hilbert/Stockbridge, 2nd], Emily Hertzberg [Melrose-Mindoro, 3rd], and Josie Penniston [Pecatonica/Argyle, 6th].
Madee Harding, Amy Chen, Maddy Pietz, Champion Ja'Cey Simmons, Lexi Donarski [Aquinas, 6th], and Maddy Rondeau [Catholic Memorial, 3rd].
Ashley Caswell [Wild Rose], Nicole Mikula [Shell Lake], Aonesti' Carter-Morris [Universal Academy], and Allison Stewart [Gresham/Bowler]
Photo by John Reed