The WIAA state track and field meet wrapped up Saturday in La Crosse, with Craig senior Peyton Sippy winning her second state title in as many days and her third overall. Parker's Julia Hartwig, Ryann Porter and Seamus Murphy all medaled at state to close out the year.
The foursome of Jackson Nelson, Brice Enright, Tyler Stauss and Zach Krause held off Lodi by less than a second to win a state title.
Oren set a state record in winning the Division 2 long jump title. That came on the heels of her first state title in high jump just hours earlier.
The final two laps of the eight-lap 3,200-meter race belonged solely to Sippy on Friday. The Janesville Craig senior won the WIAA Division 1 girls race going away, winning with a program-record time of 10 minutes, 42.01 seconds. Kate Jochims, of Muskego, was second, more than five seconds back.
Ashlyn Oren and Sashi Popke are going to be busy at this weekend's WIAA state track and field meet. Oren, an Edgerton senior, and Popke, a Whitewater junior, each qualified in four events for the Division 2 state meet.
Twenty-eight athletes--not including relay alternates--combined from Janesville Parker and Janesville Craig produced 20 individual and seven relay qualifications for the WIAA state meet, which runs Friday and Saturday at UW-La Crosse. Even more impressive, 17 of those 28 will compete in multiple events.
Seven relay teams from Janesville will compete at the WIAA state track and field meet next weekend in La Crosse, including Craig's 4x100 and 4x200 boys teams, which won Big Eight Conference, regional and sectional titles in the past few weeks.
Janesville Parker's girls track and field team saw two program records fall. The Craig boys sent all seven sectional-qualifying entries through to state. And the city had 20 individual state qualifications and seven qualifying relays from Thursday's Badger Sectional.
The Elkhorn boys and the Lake Geneva Badger girls won regional track and field titles in Westosha on Tuesday after the event was postponed one day due to weather.
A steady drizzle didn't slow down area high school track and field athletes Monday as they did their best to finish in the top four at the Division 2 Turner Regional. Those that did moved on to Thursday's sectional competition.
The Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker track and field teams competed at the WIAA Division 1 Verona Regional on Monday.
The Whippets qualified all four of their boys relay teams--including three regional champions--and the girls team qualified three of four at the WIAA Division 2 East Troy Regional on Monday night.
The Janesville Parker and Craig boys track teams finished middle of the pack Monday at the Big Eight Conference track and field meet. But the city teams combined for four individual titles, two relay titles and nine second-place finishes at Lussier Stadium.
Elkhorn senior Derek Davey ranks among the state's top middle-distance runners. He's eyeing a third trip to the WIAA state track and field meet before he moves on to study and compete at Brown University.
Peyton Sippy led Janesville Craig’s girls track and field team to a second-place finish at Friday night’s Demon Invitational in Burlington.
With temperatures climbing, several city high school track and field athletes hit new personal bests Tuesday in Big Eight Conference action. The Parker boys swept Craig and Beloit Memorial, while the Craig girls earned the sweep in the double dual.
Brodhead High senior Brekan Day cleared 6 feet, 6 inches, to win last year's WIAA Division 2 state title in the long jump, and he'll wrap up his storied three-sport career this spring.
The Milton girls and the Kenosha Indian Trails boys won team titles at the Cougar Relays on Friday night at Monterey Stadium.
Milton got a record-setting performance from its 300 shuttle hurdles relay team of Chrissy Hughes, Ali Jaecks and Lindsey Heitsman en route to the title.
Janesville Parker hosted Madison Memorial and Madison La Follette in a Big Eight Conference track competition Thursday.
Janesville high school track and field programs were set to begin their seasons outdoors for the first time Tuesday, weather permitting. Craig senior Peyton Sippy and Parker junior Julia Hartwig each medaled at the state meet last year.
The Janesville Parker boys track team finished second, while the Vikings girls were fourth, during the season-opening Tri-State Large School indoor meet at UW-Platteville on Friday.