Preseason Practice At Waukesha West High School

Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Preseason Practice At Waukesha West.

On day 3 of the 2018 season the Wolverines of Waukesha West warmed up with laps before going to a series of stretching and footwork drills as they circled the indoor track in their field house

Waukesha West.

Division: 1.

Enrollment [2016-17]: 1198.

Head Coach: Chris Ramsey- 43rd year as a head coach. Eighteen years at Waukesha North [1976-1993] and 25 years at Waukesha West. This time period also included 42 years as a Head Cross Country Coach. Coach Ramsey and the Wolverines won D1 State Track and Field Titles in 2000, 2004, 2005, and 2006. In addition Waukesha West finished 2nd at La Crosse in 2003, 2013, and 2017. In 1985 Coach Ramsey's Waukesha North team finished 2nd at the D1 State Meet held at Mansfield Stadium in Madison. His cross country teams were State Champions in '92 [Waukesha North], '93, '98,'99, '00, '01, '04, and '05. The Wolverines finished 2nd in State XC in '97, '02, and '06. Ramsey completed his 42nd season in the fall of 2017 as a head cross country coach.

Conference: Classic Eight. Conference Schools: Arrowhead, Catholic Memorial, Kettle Moraine, Mukwonago, Muskego, Oconomowoc, Waukesha North, Waukesha South, and Waukesha West.

2017 Classic Eight results. Waukesha West won the Classic Eight Conference Meet in 2017.

Left: : Maddie Frey in the 200m dash event at the 2017 State WIAA Meet. At La Crosse in 2017 Frey ran on the Wolverines 4th place 4x400m relay team, finished 8th in the 200m dash and medaled with a 4th place finish in the 400m dash.

Right: Becca Langer in the 1600m event at the 2017 WIAA State Meet. At La Crosse Langer won the Bronze Medal in the 1600m run, finished 4th in the 800m run, and was the anchor of the Gold Medal winning Wolverine 4x800m relay team.


Brooke Lytle in the 800m run at the 2017 State Meet

Maddie Frye in the 400m run at the 2017 State Meet

Becca Langer in the 800m run at the 2017 State Meet

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Above left: Allyssa Reeves in the 4x800m relay event at La Crosse in 2017. Above right and below: Samantha Hanson has graduated but the other 4x8 runners return for 2018.
Ellie Lemm at the 2017 Oshkosh Large Schools Girls Invitational held at the Kolf Center on the campus of UW-Oshkosh

Head coach Chris Ramsey

Throw's coach Peg Meddaugh films throwers

Sprint coach Patty Corrao

Above L-R: Cassidy Kundinger who scored points for the Wolverines in the hurdles, HJ, LJ, and TJ at the 2017 Classic 8 Meet and Brooke Studnicki who ran in the prelims on the West 4x400 at La Crosse which medaled in the finals, sprint and dash relay coach Larry Sitte, horizontal jumps and hurdle coach Chris Pearson, and head coach Chris Ramsey.


Warmups included stretching on the move


Maddie Frey [left] helps demonstrate proper handoff techniques. Hand-off drills below with Coach Sitte.
Dash athletes worked on their starts and acceleration with Coach Corrao

The distance and middle distance athletes ran a distance relay drill beginning with 2 laps and then ending with one lap. Then the athletes duplicated the drill but in the opposite direction

Above and below: Hurdle athletes worked on their steps and leg technique while the throw athletes progressed through a series of drills to improve their technique

Waukesha West School Records. Waukesha West Top 20 lists.

2005 D1 WIAA State Track And Field Team Champions. Head Coach Chris Ramsey [4th from left]. The Wolverine's also won team titles in 2000 and 2004.
2006 D1 WIAA State Track And Field Team Champion. Head coach Chris Ramsey [2nd from left].
The Wolverines under Head Coach Chris Ramsey were also State Team D1 Champions in 2000 and 2004.
The Wolverines also finished in 2nd place in 2003, 2013, and 2017 [above]. In 1985 coach Ramsey was head coach at Waukesha North which finished in 2nd place in the team standings. Top row coaches L-R: John Chandler, Chris Pearson, Larry Sitte, Patty Corrao, and head coach Chris Ramsey.