Photo gallery: Craig and Parker combined to send 10 individuals and two relays to next week's state meet in La Crosse. Individuals from Elkhorn, Milton and Badger also qualified.
Craig and Parker combined to send 10 individuals and two relays to next week's state meet in La Crosse. Elkhorn will send four individuals and two relays, Milton will send three individuals and Badger will send one individual.
Jo'Vontae Coleman and Sashi Popke won individual titles at Thursday's WIAA Division 2 East Troy track sectional, while several area relay teams also clinched spots at next week's state track meet.
La Follette scored 119 points to hold off Sun Prairie (114.5) in the boys team race, with Parker (93) and Craig (78) finishing third and fourth, respectively. Sun Prairie ran away with the girls team title, scoring 161 points to easily outpace runner-up Stoughton (93). Parker scored 83 point to take third, while Craig (47) was seventh.
The Parkview Vikings will have plenty of representation at the sectional track and field meet following the team’s success at Monday’s WIAA Division 3 Darlington Regional.
Jo'Vontae Coleman of Beloit Turner broke a school record in the triple jump Monday to highlight area competitors at the WIAA Division 2 Turner Regional.
Photo gallery: Janesville Craig and Parker competed in the Big Eight Conference track and field meet at La Follette High School in Madison.
Sun Prairie totaled 152 points clinch its third straight girls conference title, followed closely by Madison Memorial (144) and Middleton (135). Janesville Craig tied for eighth with 21 points. Middleton extended its reign in the boys competition, totaling 152 points to breeze to its seventh straight title. Parker (47) was seventh, followed by Craig (40) in eighth.
After some up-and-down sports experiences and an "attitude problem" his first few years at Janesville Parker, Tremar Curry became a leader in laying a foundation for the Vikings basketball program and has a chance to reach the WIAA state track and field meet before he graduates.
Janesville Craig's Aaron Leverson has gone from a state-qualifying runner and facilitating guard on the basketball court to a trusted all-Big Eight point guard and state championship contender in the 800 meters.
Parker’s teams both finished second in the 15-team event. The Vikings girls finished with 98 points, just 3.5 behind winner Waterford. The boys scored 81 points to finish 21 back of winning Racine Case.
Janesville Parker's boys and girls track teams beat both Janesville Craig and Beloit Memorial at Monterey Stadium on Wednesday night.
Five notable performances from area high school athletes over the past week and five events to watch for in the next seven days.
Janesville Parker competed against Verona, while Janesville Craig took on Madison West in Big Eight track on Tuesday.
Leverson finished second in the boys 800-meter run, while Hulick was 19th in the girls 800
Porter set a Red Devil Invite meet record and a school record by going 37 feet, 8 inches in the triple jump. In addition, Porter finished second in the 100 hurdles and finished third in both the 300 hurdles and long jump.
The Janesville Craig boys got a victory in the 4x800-meter relay at the Watertown Invitational on Thursday.
Even with rosters depleted by Spring Break, the Vikings managed to sweep both team titles during a Big Eight Conference dual meet against Madison East at Lussier Stadium.
Sashi Popke qualified for the WIAA Division 2 state meet in four events last year. The Whitewater High senior hopes to repeat the feat, and improve on his final results, in 2019.
Ryann Porter and Brody Lippens helped Janesville Parker’s track and field teams to a Big Eight Conference sweep of Madison West at Monterey Stadium on Tuesday night.
Photo gallery: Clinton hosted Big Foot, Brodhead, East Troy, Edgerton, Evansville, Jefferson, Palmyra, Parkview, Turner and Whitewater in the first big outdoor track meet of the high school season Saturday.
Craig's boys track and field team beat Sun Prairie 71-70 to open the outdoor season Tuesday. The other three city teams lost.
The high school track and field season begins in earnest Tuesday, with Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker competing in Big Eight Conference duals.
Arlan "Bud" Hilgendorf, one of the most important figures in the history of Parkview athletics, was inducted into the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame in February. It was an honor that had long eluded the decorated coach who led the Vikings to back-to-back state titles.
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.
A roundup of area WIAA track and field sectionals in Divisions 2 and 3 from May 25, 2018.
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's high school track and field teams competed in Big Eight Conference dual meets Tuesday night.