What If Wisconsin Had A True Team Meet?




Monday, January 25, 2019. 2018 WIAA State Meet Results.








The True Team format is meant to determine the top overall team, rather than individuals, in a track and field meet. In a True Team meet each team has a given number of competitors, with each competitor scoring at least one point unless the competitior is disqualified. For example at the Wisconsin Valley Conference True Team Meet in 2018 hosted by DC Everest at Stiehm Stadium each of the 7 teams had 3 competitors. The scoring was 21 points for 1st, 20 points for second, down to 1 point for 21st. Wausau West scored 704 points to win the 2018 Wisconsin Valley True Team Conference Meet. SPASH was a close second with 703.5 points followed by host DC Everest with 583.5 points.

In 2018 Hudson's True Team Meet was canceled by weather but in 2017 Hudson hosted 8 Wisconsin and Minnesota D1 and D2 teams with the scoring 24, 23, 22, down to 1 point for 24th place. Hudson won the 2017 True Team Meet with 884 points followed by Eau Claire North [744 points], and Osceola [690.5 points].

In 2018 Whitehall of the Dairyland Conference scored 1137 points to win the 2018 Dairyland Conference True Team Meet. Cochrane - Fountain City was second with 1013 points while Blair - Taylor took 3rd with 905 points. Also in 2018 In another 2018 True Team Meet Wilmot Union scored 721.5 points to finish ahead of host West Allis Hale who scored 616.5 points. New Berlin West was thrid in that meet with 603 points.


Insights from Coach Jamison Holum
Hudson High School Head Girls Track And Field Coach

True Team Meets

Minnesota True Team Championships
Originated by the MSHSCA In 1987

Our athletes absolutely adore the true team format, and so does their coach. They all fight through the end of their competitions due to 1 second or 1" being the difference between multiple points/places. Across the board, these are my favorite meets. With that said, the timing companies all have the ability to automatically score the meets. We work with PT Timing here and they have done it for years. Hopkins has their own timing system, and they even do it automatically - however they have also worked with Wayzata timing and they also have the ability to do it. For our typical meets over here, there are generally 1 relay team and 3 per individual event allowed for entries. That said - in an 8 team meet relays would be scored 32-28-24-20-16-12-8-4 (1 point per relay member), and in the individual events 1st place would be 24, then 23-22-21...3-2-1 for 2nd-3rd-4th...22nd-23rd-24th places. Any events that are not filled - those points are just lost.

In Minnesota there are 3 classes in True Team Competition, with the classes based on enrollment. Enrollments are reviewed on an annual basis, and alignments are revised each July by the True Team Committee.

Throughout Minnesota, there are 8 Sections in each Class, with the Champion in each Section Advancing to the State True Team Meet. As of 2018, all section 2nd-5th place teams will compete in a "paper meet" with the top four teams also advancing to the state meet as "Wild Card" teams. The state meet will consist of 12 teams per class per gender.

The Minnesota State Track And Field Meet will be held June 7-8, 2019 at Hamline University in St Paul while the Minnesota True Team Meet will be held May 17-18, 2019 at Stillwater High School. Go to background on the Minnesota plan for True Team Competition.


The Team Scoring Assumptions For Scoring The 2018 WIAA State Meet

Paul Tilleman's look at the 2018 WIAA State Meet shown below projects a True Team look at last years State Meet.

1. For Division 1 1st place scores 24, 2nd place 23, 3rd place 22,..., 24th place 1, 25th or higher 0. Treat the relays the same as all of the other events since there were 24 or 16 entries in the relays just like the other events. For Division 2 and 3 1st place scores 16, 2nd place 15, 3rd place 14, ... , 16th place 1, 17th or higher 0.

2. For Division 1 FS or DQ in running event prelims scores 0. NH or FOUL in field events scores 0. FS or DQ in finals of running events with prelims scores applicable finals place points, generally 10th place points of 15. For Division 2 and 3 generally 10th place points of 7.

3. In running events with prelims, places 1-10 scored on basis of finals places, disregarding prelim times. Places 11-24 or 11-16 scored on basis of prelim times.

4. Points for ties in PV and HJ divided among tied athletes, as in WIAA scoring.


Division 1 TRUE TEAM WIAA
SCHOOL PTS PLC PLC PTS
         
Milwaukee King 176 1 2 35
Muskego 173 2 3 30
Sun Prairie 164 3 33 8
Hudson 148 4 22 13
Waukesha West 143 5 1 38
Kimberly 143 5 11 21
Arrowhead 138.5 7 11 21
West Bend West 132 8 24 11
Hamilton 123 9 7 25
DSHA 123 9 17 17
Wausau West 115.5 11 3 30
Madison LaFollette 115 12 5 26
Oregon 114 13 7 25
Madison Memorial 111.5 14    
Brookfield East 103.5 15 38 6
Oak Creek 97 16 14 20
D.C.Everest 92 17 14 20
Janesvlle Parker 90 18 19 15
Franklin 89.5 19 27 10.5
Kaukauna 88 20 28 10
Monona Grove 86 21 5 26
Appleton North 86 21 24 11
DePere 84 23 10 22
Wisconsin Lutheran 82 24 32 9
Waukesha North 80 25 18 16
Waunakee 79 26 50 2
Racine Horlick 76 27 33 8
Brookfield Central 75 28 19 15
Kenosha Tremper 75 28 40 5
Middleton 72.5 30 33 8
Reedsburg Area 71 31 22 13
Wauwatosa East 70 32 24 11
Janesville Craig 69 33 14 20
Nicolet 68 34 9 24
Waukesha South 66 35 11 21
Waterford 66 35 21 14
Neenah 66 35    
Wauwatosa West 65 38 28 10
Onalaska 58 39 28 10
River Falls 58 39 46 3
Cedarburg 57.5 41 43 4.5
BayPort 52 42 45 4
Watertown 50 43 46 3
Oshkosh West 49 44 33 8
Germantown 47 45    
Stevens Point 47 45    
Slinger 45 47 40 5
Chippewa Falls 43 48    
Ashwaubenon 40 49    
Kenosha Indian Trail 39 50    
Fond du Lac 37 51    
Appleton West 36 52 38 6
Mount Horeb 34.5 53 50 2
Homestead 33 54 54 1
Green Bay Preble 32 55    
Kenosha Bradford 31 56    
Wilmot Union 30.5 57 53 1.5
Eau Claire North 30 58    
Whitefish Bay 30 58    
Plymouth 27.5 60    
Pulaski 27 61    
West Bend East 26 62 28 10
Mukwonago 26 62    
West Allis Hale 26 62    
Fort Atkinson 25 65 46 3
Verona Area 25 65 50 2
Milton 25 65    
West DePere 25 65    
DeForest 24 69 33 8
Grafton 24 69    
Marshfield 22 71    
La Crosse Central 21 72 40 5
Hortonville 20.5 73 43 4.5
Kettle Moraine 19 74 46 3
Badger 19 74 54 1
Menomonie 19 74    
Holmen 18 77    
Oconomowoc 17 78 54 1
Wausau East 17 78    
New Berlin Eisen 16 80    
E. C. Memorial 15 81    
Hartford Union 15 81    
Appleton East 14 83    
Green Bay SW 14 83    
Greenfield 14 83    
South Milwaukee 14 83    
Pewaukee 12 87    
Racine Case 12 87    
Baraboo 10 89    
Beaver Dam 10 89    
Menomonee Falls 10 89    
Westosha Central 10 89    
Manitowoc Lincoln 9 93    
Port Washington 7 94    
Union Grove 6.5 95    
Madison East 6 96    
Stoughton 6 96    
Green Bay West 5 98    
Oshkosh North 5 98    
Madison West 3 100    
Notre Dame 3 100    
Milwaukee Vincent 2 102    
Elkhorn Area 1 103    
         

 

Division 2 TRUE TEAM WIAA
SCHOOL PTS PLC PLC PTS
         
Jefferson 127 1 4 28
Xavier 99 2 2 36
Wittenberg-Birnamwood 91 3 1 50
Fox Valley Lutheran 81 4 9 20
Freedom 74.5 5 19 15.5
Lakeland Union 71 6 5 26
Lodi 68 7 15 17
Catholic Memorial 67 8 3 33
Osceola 62.5 9 22 12.5
Viroqua/Youth Initiative 58 10 14 18
Brodhead/Juda 53 11 7 22
Edgewood 52 12 7 22
Richland Center 52 12 9 20
Edgerton 51 14 6 23
Monroe 50 15 15 17
East Troy 41 16 17 16
Little Chute 40 17 26 10
Kiel 39.5 18 41 5
Altoona 37 19 20 14
Seymour 35 20 23 12
Bloomer 34 21 51 3
Aquinas 33.5 22 21 13
St. Croix Central 33 23 41 5
Wautoma 33 23 26 10
Adams-Friendship 32 25 9 20
Gale-Ettrick-Tremp. 32 25 9 20
Somerset 32 25 9 20
Denmark 30 28 17 16
Winnebago Lutheran 30 28 29 8
Big Foot/Williams Bay 29 30 29 8
Berlin 28 31 31 6
Brown Deer 28 31 31 6
Medford 28 31 48 4
Black River Falls 27 34 23 12
Platteville 27 34 25 11
Martin Luther 25 36 41 5
Northland Pines 24 37 31 6
Winneconne 24 37 56 2
Palmyra-Eagle 23 39 51 3
Northwestern 22 40 31 6
Westby 22 40 31 6
Clintonville 21.5 42 31 6
Lakeside Lutheran 20 43 31 6
Mosinee 20 43 51 3
New Berlin West 20 43 26 10
Prescott 20 43 48 4
Waupun 20 43 51 3
Colby 19 48 65 1
Mauston 18.5 49 51 3
North Fond du Lac 18 50 56 2
Laconia 16 51 56 2
Stanley-Boyd 16 51 56 2
Brillion 15 53 56 2
New London 15 53    
Sheboygan Falls 15 53 56 2
Kewaskum 14.5 56 46 4.5
Kettle Moraine Lutheran 14 57 31 6
McFarland 14 57    
Shorewood 14 57 31 6
Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld 14 57 31 6
Random Lake 13 61 41 5
University School of Milwaukee 13 61 41 5
St. Thomas More 12.5 63 46 4.5
Mayville 12 64 65 1
Wrightstown 12 64 48 4
Shoreland Lutheran 11 66 56 2
Lancaster 10 67 56 2
Luxemburg-Casco 10 67    
Milwaukee Lutheran 10 67    
Ripon 10 67 56 2
Colfax 9 71    
Rice Lake 9 71 65 1
Amery 8 73    
Evansville 8 73    
Oconto Falls 8 73    
Kewaunee 7 76    
Ladysmith 7 76    
Lake Mills 7 76    
Prairie du Chien 7 76    
Turner 7 76    
Wisconsin Dells 7 76    
Brookfield Academy 6 82    
Racine St. Catherine's 6 82    
Saint Croix Falls 6 82    
Belleville/New Glarus 5 85    
Ellsworth 5 85    
Neillsville/Granton 5 85    
Chilton 4 88    
Grantsburg 4 88    
Lomira 4 88    
Marinette 4 88    
Nekoosa 4 88    
Ashland 3 93    
Kenosha St. Joseph 3 93    
Poynette 3 93    
Southern Door 3 93    
Randolph/Cambria Fries. 2 97    
Westfield/Montello 2 97    
Whitewater 2 97    
Waterloo 1 100    

 

Division 3 TRUE TEAM WIAA
SCHOOL PTS PLC PLC PTS
         
Algoma 112 1 2 39
Ozaukee 89 2 3 38
Benton Co-op 82 3 1 40
Edgar 81 4 5 23
Saint Mary's Springs 74 5 11 38
Three Lakes/Phelps 71 6 10 20
Shell Lake 68 7 9 19
Auburndale 67 8 13 24
Cuba City 67 8 8 28
Newman Catholic 63 10 3 30
Royall 58 11 12 31
Bangor 57 12 6 20.5
Hilbert/Stockbridge 55 13 7 26
Spencer 49 14 15 13
Princeton/Green Lake 45 15 19 19
Dodgeland 43 16 19 12
Flambeau 43 16 19 11
Johnson Creek 43 16 13 12
Melrose-Mindoro 43 21 23 14
Fennimore 42 16 16 17
Pacelli 41 22 23 11
Wild Rose 40 20 18 15
Lourdes Academy 38 25 30 10
Gillett 37 23 17 12
Rio 36 25 23 11
Thorp 36 24 19 12
Regis 34 28 55 11
Loyal 32 28 32 4
Luther 32 27 23 5
Iola-Scandinavia 31 30 32 7
Fall Creek 30 31 43 10
Rosholt 30 34 32 7
Frederic/Luck 29 31 31 8
Reedsville 28 33 32 7
Abbotsford 27 35 38 6
Manitowoc Lutheran 27 37 43 7
Brookwood 26 35 27 3
Elmwood/Plum City 25 42 52 9
Sevastopol 24 39 36 5
Cashton 23 40 47 1
Ithaca/Weston 23 38 43 4
De Soto 22 40 38 2
Marathon 22 44 0 0
Darlington 21 42 0 0
Manawa 21 44 47 3
Mercer 21 44 38 5
Independence 20 47 43 4
E. C. Immanuel Lutheran 19 48 38 5
River Ridge 18 51 55 1
Sheboygan Area Luth. 18 49 47 3
North Crawford 17 49 52 2
Athens 16 52 27 10
Cochrane-Fountain City 16 52 43 4
Living Word Lutheran 16 52 0 0
Unity 15 56 36 6
Blair-Taylor 13 55 0 0
Greenwood 13 60 0 0
Lake Holcombe/Cornell 13 60 0 0
Markesan 13 56 38 5
Alma/Pepin 11 56 47 3
Florence/Niagara 11 56 0 0
Gibraltar 11 60 55 1
Kickapoo/LaFarge 11 60 47 3
Prairie Farm 10 64 54 1.5
Albany 9 65 0 0
Boscobel 9 65 55 1
Cadott 9 65 0 0
Deerfield 9 65 55 1
Gilman 9 65 55 1
Glenwood City 9 65 0 0
Hurley 9 65 0 0
Rib Lake 9 65 0 0
Siren 9 65 55 1
Madison Country 8 74 0 0
Phillips 8 74 0 0
Potosi 8 74 0 0
Prentice 8 74 0 0
Webster 8 74 0 0
Black Hawk 7 79 0 0
Clear Lake 7 79 0 0
Crivitz 7 79 0 0
Pecatonica/Argyle 7 79 0 0
Pittsville 6 83 0 0
Cassville 5 84 0 0
Columbus Catholic 4 85 0 0
Spring Valley 4 85 0 0
Cambridge 3 87 0 0
Central Wisconsin Christian 3 87 0 0
Monticello 3 87 0 0
Weyauwega-Fremont 3 87 0 0
Coleman 2 91 0 0
Mishicot 1 92 0 0