WIAA D2 Sectional At Whitewater

Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Whitewater HS. Results.

Whitewater High School hosted one of four D2 sectionals. A standing room only crowd atteded the meet giving outstanding support to the athletes that were competing. Athletes finishing as one of the top 4 finishers in each event will advance to the WIAA State Meet for D2 on Friday, June 25, at Veterans Memorial Stadium on the campus of UW-La Crosse. As the meet progressed the weather became a factor with a weather delay put into effect right before the 100m dash finals. Madison Edgewood won the meet with 54 points followed by Lodi [51], Brodhead/Juda [48], and Big Foot [39]. Thirty-one teams scored in the meet. Double winners were Sylvia Johansen [Clinton, 100, 200], Hailey Anchor [Wisconsin Dells, 400, 800], Madelyn Mcintrye [Brodhead/Juda, 1600, 3200], the Madison Edgewood 4x1 and 4x2 relays, and Annie Murphy [Big Foot, PV, TJ]. In the photo above L-R: Annie Murphy, Sylvia Johansen, and Hailey Anchor [shown in the HJ].
Wheelchair Athletes
Karissa Craddock [L] from Richland Center and Rachel Cleaver [R, photo from earlier season meet May 4 at Brodhead] from Beloit Turner competed in the wheelchair events. Craddock won the 100, 400, and 1600 meter events while Cleaver won the 800m and shot put events.
100m Dash
Defending D2 State 100m Champion and record holder Sylvia Johansen from Clinton won the 100m dash in 12.73. The photo above is from the prelims. Runners L-R: Kiersten Dellar [Watertown Luther Prep], Johansen, Nikita Lebbie [Madison Edgewood, 2nd in finals], and Myesha Thompson [Mount Horeb, 5th in finals]. Just as the 100m dash event was to begin a storm front moved in causing the weather delay..

Lily Strong [Lodi, 3rd in finals]

The Whitewater Whippets hosted the sectional

Joelle Browne [Madison Edgewood, 4th in finals]

200m Dash
The 200m photos above from the 200m prelims L-R:
Blair Watters [Dodgeville/MP, 2nd], Lauryn Milne [Lodi, 4th], Lily Strong [Lodi, 3rd], and winner Sylvia Johansen [Clinton, 26.06]
100m High Hurdles
100m HH finals L-R:
Katrina Koppa [Viroqua, 4th], Amber Grosse [Madison Edgewood, 3rd], winner Brie Eckerman [Mauston, 15.75], and Marshall's Mya Andrews [2nd]
100m HH athletes L-R: Katrina Koppa, Amber Grosse, Mya Andrews, and Brie Eckerman. In the 300m LH event Grosse was the winner in 46.68 with Andrews 2nd and Eckerman 3rd.
4x800m Relay
The meet began under clear skies and high temperatures. However as the meet progressed a storm front moved in and when lightning was spotted on the horizon the 30 minute weather delay began. The nearby school gyms were the shelter area for the athletes. The 4x8 leg 1 runners above L-R: Emily Cody [Dodgeville/MP], Nora Wichman [Jefferson], Jaiden Dornaus [Columbus], Rhya Brandemuehl [Mount Horeb], Natalie Benish [Westby], and Dayna Karls [Belleville, New Glarus]. Mount Horeb won the 4x8 in 10:13.25 followed by Lake Mills, Dodgeville/Mineral Point, and Columbus.

Emily Fountas

Anna Ollendick

Anchor Grace Vesperman

Jenna Hosey hands off to Madison Hahn

Ava Vesperman

Anchor Lauren Winslow

Haylee Kearns and Emma Paulson [Columbus]

Aurora Penningtom

Julia Thompson hands off to Regan Schuette

Long Jump
Horizontal jump winners L-R: Columbus senior Molly Kahl jumped 18' 4.25 in trials [shown above left] and that distance held up for the win. Annie Murphy from Big Foot was second [17' 10]. The Big Foot junior went on to win the triple jump [36' 10] and the pole vault [10' 03].

Addison Yates [Brodhead/Juda, 3rd]

Abigail Toepfer [Lake Mills, 4th]

Ava Foley [Belleville/NG, 5th]

High Jump
Senior Megan Reddeman from Poynette is shown above in the Hj event. She won that event with a height of 5' 03

Presley Hasse [Turner, 2nd, 5' 2]

It was standing room only at Whitewater

Addison Reimer [Lake Country Lutheran, 2nd, 5' 2]

Addison Yates [Brodhead/Juda, 4th 5' 2]

Grace Stombaugh [Platteville, 5th, 5' 2]

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