Kimberly High School Preseason Preview




Friday, April 23, 2021. D1 Kimberly High School.






Head Coach Greg Kroncke and the Kimberly Papermakers began Day 5 of the 2021 season preparing to defend the Fox Valley Association title they won in 2019. After their warmup the athletes divided up into groups. The distance runners went outside for their workouts while the other athletes concentrated on field drills. The throwers went to one of the weight rooms while the HJ, PV, LJ/TJ athletes and hurdlers worked in the indoor athletic facility. The Kimberly indoor athletic facility which opened in 2017 has a 60 yard soccer/football field with artificial turf and lines for an inside track.

Kimberly Preseason Preview
The trio of Brooke Edwardson [above left], Molly Greeninger [2nd from left], and Hanna Reichenberger [2nd from right and far right] are shown in their sophomore season at the 2019 WIAA State Meet. Edwardson was 6th in the 1600m and 3200m races, Greeninger finished 12th in the 100m trials and helped Kimberly score points in the 4x1 and 4x2 relays, while Reichenberger was 6h in the TJ and 8h in the 100m HH and was the anchor on the 8th place 4x1 relay.
Kimberly.

Division: 1.

Enrollment: 1593.

Head Coach: Greg Kroncke. Graduated from Seymour High School in 1997, where head coach Scott Schwantes shared his love and passion for the sport of Track & Field. Competed at UW-Platteville. Coached two years at UW-River Falls in '01 and '02. Started as an assistant in 2004 at Kimberly, became head coach in 2007. Won the FVA Conference Championships 11 out of the last 13 years. Kimberly has won the last two Fox Valley Association Championships.

Conference: Fox Valley Association. Conference Schools: Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, fond du Lac, Hortonville, Kaukauna,Kimberly, Neenah, Oshkosh North, and Oshkosh West.


Left: : Paige Arent in the 4x400m relay at the 2019 WIAA State Meet.

Right: Amaija Powell was the anchor of the 7th place Kimberly 4x4 at the 2019 WIAA State Meet
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Madison Tourville ~ 2019 WIAA 4x4

Shana Brinkman ~ 2019 WIAA 800m

Molly Greeninger ~ 2019 WIAA 100m

Brooke Edwardson ~ 2019 WIAA 3200m [6tth]
Also 6th in the 1600m

Hana Reichenberger ~ 2019 WIAa 4x100

Hanna Reichenberger ~ 2019 WIAA TJ [6th]

Grace Lezotte ~ 2019 Myrhum Inv. 1600m

Isabella Giesen ~ Myrhum Inv. 1600m

Amaija Powell ~ 2019 W/TFA 55m

Paige Arendt ~ 2019 W/TFA 800m

Kendall Diedrick ~ W/TFA 55m HH

Madison Tourville ~ 2019 W/TFA 4x4

2019 Midwest XC Invitational at Janesville
L-R: Brooke Edwardson, Gabby Allard, Danielle Van Grinsven, and Gracie Buchinger [2018 Midwest XC Meet]
At the 2020 WIAA Fall State XC Meet Edwardson, Allard, Van Grinsven, and Buchinger helped Kimberly to a 5th place D1 team finish.
Leg 1 runner Amaija Powell hands off to Molly Greeninger ~ 2019 W/TFA 4x200m [Kimberly was 3rd]
2019 WIAA L-R:
Hanna Reichenberger
was 8th in the 100m HH and Brooke Edwardson was 6th in the 1600m and 3200m [shown]
Note - At the 2020 WIAA Fall State XC Meet Edwardson won the Silver Medal in the D1 race.
COACHES
Head coach Greg Kroncke - horizontal jumps and Assistant Coaches: Mark Geisthardt - Hurdles, Jim Nabbefeld - Throws, Amber Dassow - Throws, and KHS alum, Amanda Scheafer - High Jump and KHS alum, Taylor Geske (formerly Schaefer) - Long Jump/Triple Jump and KHS Alum, Melanie Donnerbauer - Long Jump/Triple Jump, Don Carper - Distance, Marshall Bowers - Pole Vault, and Alex Dassow - Distance

Head Coach Greg Kroncke

Coach Marshall Bowers

Coach Don Carper

Coach Alex Dassow

Coach Mark Geisthardt

Coach Taylor Geske

Coach Jim Nabberfeld

The Kimberly Papermakers

Coach Amanda Schaefer




PRACTICE
The Indoor Facility includes an artificial soccer/football field and 4 lane track.
Warmups
Kimberly Distance runners outside right before their outdoor workout
Kimberly Throw Athletes

 

 

 

The vaulters started with approach technique and evolved to plants and form work

 

 

 

Jump coaches giving feedback on their drills
High Jump Progression Drills
The hurdlers used a progression of drills leading up to actual hurdling a partial 100m HH course

 

 

 

The long jump athletes started with running after measuring their steps to trying to hit the board to a short approach with a jump