What we need

We have been able to work really hard to put together a quality experience for all athletes in our program. The items below represent needs of the program that directly effect the student-athletes. Not every athlete has the ability to purchase the entire array of options needed to be at their best for practice and meets. New or gently used items are really appreciated.
  • Training Shoes
  • Competition Spikes
  • Replacement spikes
  • Spike wrenches
  • PoleVault cover
  • Athletic clothing (especially for cold weather)
  • Athletic bags
  • Stretching bands
  • Plyometrics gear
The following items are larger scale:
  • Track & Field Outdoor Record Board
  • Track and Field Indoor Wall Display Cabinets
  • Locker room team competition boards
  • Locker room organization boards (all in the name of organizing the 100+ athletes for Tuesday reports and hourly attendance checks, etc.)
  • Pole vault boxes
  • Track Resurfacing
  • Enhanced seating in the throws, pole vault, and high jump area
  • Pole Vault Poles
  • Pit underlayment kits
  • Event specific training apparati
In addition to all these items that we are working hard to get we have large recurring costs which make the season memorable for the athletes. This includes items like the awards for the Spartan Invite, in-season team awards, team snacks, and end-of-season awards.

Let me know if you can help in anyway.
Coach Tangen

Family & Friends Float, Apparel, & Shoe Night on 3/11

Athletes, Parents, & Guardians,
* We will have a brief introduction meeting on Thursday 3/11 after practice from 6:15 to about 7:00pm. All athletes and their families are invited to stop by. It will be in the Memorial cafeteria.
o Please plan on coming to meet the coaches and get answers to any questions
o Answer any questions about team expectations
o Explain our Academic Tuesday Report process
o Help organize communication for our Track & Field Supporters throughout the year
o Help organize volunteers
o Purchase JMM Track & Field Gear (sold below what it cost!) ($5-$20)
o Order and see samples of 2010 JMM Track & Field Gear
o Enjoy some Root Beer Floats (a pre-dinner snack!)
+ Last Name: A-J please bring vanilla ice cream
+ Last Name: K-R please bring 2 liters of root beer, cherry soda, etc.
+ Last Name: S-Z please bring cups

* Friday’s practice will be a short practice due the Boys Basketball game.

* Tuesday Reports
o Athletes are required to get a weekly grade/progress check every Tuesday during the season
o Parents/Guardians will be contacted if an athlete has a D or F grade in a class.
+ Contact will either be via an email, phone-call, or the athlete bringing home their Tuesday report to have it signed by you

* Shoe needs: Athletes should have a decent pair of running shoes. We are organizing a “shoe night” to take place right after tonight's presentation (3/11). Berkeley Running Company (University Ave.) and Moving Shoes (Park St.) are both recommended for having knowledgeable staff to properly fit a running shoe.

· Clothing Needs: Athletes should have cold-weather gear available at every practice and meet. It is highly likely that we will have some outdoor track meets in non-ideal conditions as well as have outdoor practices in cool weather that requires outdoor athletic clothing. It is not requires that athletes have out Track and Field team warmup suit, but it is offered once again in our 2010 Track and Field Apparel order sheet.

· Athletic Fees are due at the end of the first week of practice Friday March 12th. The fee is $115 for Track and Field. Checks can be written out to Madison Memorial Athletic Department.

· Athletes will have the availability to have their own locker in our Track & Field Team Room. I do have a limited number of combination locks available for checkout for the season, but these are on a first come first serve basis. Athletes are encouraged to bring their own locks to secure their gear.

* Our practice times will vary slightly depending upon the event that your son is participating in.
o We will only practice indoors if the weather is inhospitable outside. Coaching staff will let the athletes know.
o Indoor practice times if the weather outside is not hospitable.
+ March 8-12 at 3:45 – 7:10 Fieldhouse
+ March 15-19 at 5:30 – 7:00 Fieldhouse
+ March 22-26 at 7:00 – 8:30 Fieldhouse
+ March 29-4/2 at 8:30 – 10:00 Fieldhouse
+ April 5-12 at 11:00 – 1:00 Fieldhouse (Spring Break)
o Practice Schedules and whether we will be inside or outside will be posted online at jmmtrackandfield.com. Distance runners are likely to be practicing outside regardless of the conditions.
o All outdoor practices will start @ 3:45 on the track.
o Practices that start after school will typically end between 5:30pm-6pm

* Absences
o If you have a planned absence please let the coaching staff know well ahead of time. Even excused absences could result in the changing of meet entries for the athletes, as their training will be compromised when they miss a practice.

* JMMTrackandField.com and email list
o There is a parent link on the left hand side of the screen that is open for parents to leave comments or notes to one another. Please use this as you see fit to communicate with one another.
o I will use the email list to communicate with parents and family members.
o The JMMTrackandField.com website contains a links for schedules, driving directions, records, etc. Let me know if you think anything could be added that would help out with communication.

* Spring Break
o We will have required practices during Spring Break. If at all possible it is highly encouraged that athletes are at practice. If a vacation is planned please consider leaving one day later so those Varsity level athletes can compete at the Indoor City Meet. Spring Break practice schedule is weather forecast dependent.

* Madison Memorial Booster Club
o I completely understand the financial needs of raising a child. If you have the ability to give a bit extra to help support our high-quality athletic programs it would be much encouraged.
o Let me know if you are in a situation to help advertise a business or program in turn for a donation to our athletic department.
o Monetary donations are welcome.
o JMM Track & Field will be offering a keepsake program for our 43rd annual Spartan Invite on May 7th this year.
+ Individuals/Families: If you would like to help sponsor this meet and the development of some new custom awards for the athletes please considering donating $10. You have the option to have your name appear in our advertising section of the program.
+ Business/Groups: If your business or community group would like to help sponsor this meet and the development of some new custom awards for the athletes please consider purchasing and advertising block for $10, $25, $50, or $100. Prices are based on the size of your advertisement. (1/8, ¼, ½, or full page)

Please feel free to contact me at 238-6968 at home or via email at tangen@jmmtrackandfield.com.
* Coaches Contact
o Head Coach: Travis Tangen à tangen@jmmtrackandfield.com
o Throws Coach: Joe Frontier à jfrontier@madison.k12.wi.us
o Pole Vault Coach: Steve Guziewski à guziewski@madison.k12.wi.us
o Distance Coach: Casey Hopp à chopp@madison.k12.wi.us
o Sprints Coach: Brett Wheeler à bwheeler@madison.k12.wi.us

2011 Team Captains & Class Leaders

Captain: Jonathan Jung

Captain: Michael Salerno
Captain: TBD
Captain: TBD
Captain: TBD
Captain: TBD

Class Leaders
Senior Class Leader: Jordan Carlson
Junior Class Leader: Marco DelaCruz, Jordan Black
Sophomore Class Leaders: Jonah Weisse, Tyler Moses
Freshmen Class Leaders: TBD

Lechein Neblett
Captain: Benji Hansen
Captain: Aaron Heiliger
Captain: Frederick Jackson

Captain: Jonathan Jung
Captain: Michael Salerno

Class Leaders
Senior Class Leader: Aaron Frey
Junior Class Leader: Jordan Carlson
Sophomore Class Leaders: Marco DelaCruz, Jordan Black
Freshmen Class Leaders: Jonah Weisse, Tyler Moses

Captain: Lechein Neblett
Captain: Quentin Badger
Captain: Jason Bent
Dan Wise

Class Leaders
Senior Class Leader: Tyler Juelich, Nathan Kakazu, Ross Pederson
Junior Class Leader: Aaron Heiliger, Freddie Jackson
Sophomore Class Leaders: Michael Salerno, Jonathon Jung
Freshmen Class Leaders:
Marco DelaCruz, Jordan Black

2010 WIAA State Championships

This is the big one. Friday & Saturday June 4-5 @ UW-LaCrosse. Check WIAA.TV for live streaming and check your cable or satellite schedules for replay information. Better yet come on up to LaCrosse and cheer us on.

2010 WIAA Sectional Meet

We will need lots of assistance to run this meet. This is a home meet that we host. It is scheduled for 5/27 at Madison Memorial's Mansfield Stadium. Please let us know if you can help time the athletes, rake the pits, concessions, or help with other field events. Check back shortly after the meet for a meet summary, results, and photos for those athletes advancing to the WIAA State Championship Meet.

Sectional Meet @ Mansfield Stadium
DeForest, Madison East, Madison La Follette, Madison Memorial, Madison West, Middleton, Monona Grove, Sauk Prairie, Sun Prairie, Waunakee and Baraboo, Holmen, La Crosse Central, La Crosse Logan, Onalaska, Portage, Reedsburg Area, Tomah

To qualify for the state meet in Division 1 you must be one of the first three finishers in your event at your sectional (or individuals and relay teams whose performances in sectionals rank among the eight best of all sectional performances, including their own sectional finishers.)

Field Events

    4:00 Boys Triple Jump, Girls Long Jump, Boys Discus, Girls Shot Put*, Boys and Girls Pole Vault, Boys and Girls High Jump (all to completion).

* Wheelchair Shot Put competes with appropriate gender.

    Running Finals

4:45 Girls 3200 M Relay

5:00 Boys 3200 M Relay

5:40 Girls 100 M High Hurdles

5:47 Boys 110 M High Hurdles

5:52 Girls 100 M Dash

100 M Wheelchair

5:55 Boys 100 M Dash

6:00 Girls 1600 M Run

1600 Meter Wheelchair

6:10 Boys 1600 M Run

6:20 Girls 800 M Relay

6:25 Boys 800 M Relay

6:30 Girls 400 M Dash

400 M Wheelchair

6:35 Boys 400 M Dash

6:40 Girls 400 M Relay

6:45 Boys 400 M Relay

6:50 Girls 300 M Low Hurdles

6:55 Boys 300 M Intermediate Hurdles

7:05 Girls 800 M Run

800 M Wheelchair

7:10 Boys 800 M Run

7:15 Girls 200 M Dash

7:20 Boys 200 M Dash

7:25 Girls 3200 M Run

7:40 Boys 3200 M Run

7:55 Girls 1600 M Relay

8:05 Boys 1600 M Relay

2010 WIAA Regional Meet

This meet is scheduled for 4/24 at Middleton High School. Field events start at 4:15, Running events start at 5pm.

The following teams are in our WIAA Regional Meet:
DeForest, Madison East, Madison La Follette, Madison Memorial, Madison West, Middleton, Monona Grove, Sauk Prairie, Waunakee

To qualify for the sectional meet in Division 1 you must be one of the top four finishers in your event at your regional.

2010 Frosh/Soph Big 8 Meet

This meet is scheduled for 5/19 at Janesville Parker Monterey Stadium. Check back shortly after the meet for a meet summary, results, and photos.





Regular schedule of track events (no trials)

Shot Put (10th Grade - Discus to follow)

Discus (9th Grade - Shot to follow)

Long Jump (2 hours open pit - 4 jumps)

Triple Jump (2 hours open pit - 4 jumps)

Pole Vault (9-10 together - start at 8 feet)

High Jump (9-10 together - start at 4’ 8”)

1st 4 places to finals from trials

100 Meter Dash Trials (10/9 - 4 heats)

110 High Hurdle Trials (10/9 - 4 heats)

200 Meter Dash Trials (10/9 - 4 heats)

. . . Finals (10th grade heats precede 9th grade heats)

110 High Hurdle Finals (10/9 - 2 heats)

100 Meter Dash Finals (10/9 - 2 heats)

1600 Meter Run (10/9 - 2 sections)

400 Meter Dash (10/9 - 4 sections)

400 Meter Relay (10/9 - 2 sections)

300 Meter Int. Hurdles (10/9 - 2 sections)

300 Meter Low Hurdles (9 - 2 sections)

800 Meter Run (10/9 - 2 sections)

200 Meter Dash (10/9 - 2 sections)

3200 Meter Run (10/9 - 1 section)

1600 Meter Relay (10/9 - 2 heats) * We will run ahead of schedule, if possible.

2010 Frosh/JV Conference

This meet is scheduled for 5/12 at LaFollette's Lussier Stadium.
DATE: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

HOST: Madison West

COMPETING SCHOOLS: East, La Follette, Memorial, West

TIME: See enclosed time schedule.

ENTRIES: Four entries per school in each individual event and two relay teams, only one relay team

May score) per school. Additional relay teams may be entered if necessary to allow all

athletes to participate in the meet. W.I.A.A. rules determine what events an individual

may enter. Entries are due to (Memorial High) by 1:00p.m. Thurs., May 6. Freshmen may compete in either or both meets.

Events from both meets count in the participation limit.

EQUIPMENT: The only equipment furnished will be starting blocks.

COMPETITION: Some races may be combined based on distance and number of entries.

WARM-UP: No one will be allowed in the infield.



Field Events

4:30 Boys High Jump (combined), Long Jump (combined), Shot Put (Fr., then JV)

Girls Triple Jump (combined), Discus (Fr. Then JV)

4:30 Girls and Boys Pole Vault (combined)


Boys Triple Jump (combined), Discus (Fr. Then JV)

Girls High Jump (combined), Log Jump (combined), Shot Put (Fr. Then JV)

Running Events

Running events will be held in normal meet order. All events will be time finals.


Freshmen Girls

JV Girls

Freshman Boys

JV Boys

Events may be combined depending on number of entries.

4:45 Girls 100 m. High Hurdles

Boys 110 m. High Hurdles

Girls 100 m. Dash

Boys 100 m. Dash

Girls 1600 m. Run combined

Boys 1600 m. Run

Girls 800 m. Relay combined

Boys 800 m. Relay combined

Girls 400 m. Dash

Boys 400 m. Dash

Girls 400 m. Relay combined

Boys 400 m. Relay

Girls 300 m. Low Hurdles

Boys 300 m. Intermediate Hurdles (Freshmen 30”)

Girls 800 m. Run

Boys 800 m. Run

Girls 200 m. Dash

Boys 200 m. Dash

Girls 3200 m. Run (Boys and Girls combined)

Boys 3200 m. Run

Girls 1600 m. Relay combined

Boys 1600 m. Relay

Freshmen may compete in either or both meets. Events from both meets count in the participation limit.

2010 Frosh/Soph Waunakee Invite

This meet is scheduled for 5/6 at the Waunakee High School. This is a freshmen and sophomore meet only. Check back shortly after the meet for a meet summary, results, and photos.

Meet Date: Thursday, May 6, 2010

Start time: 4:15pm All Field Events

4:30pm Running Events

Meet Information:

  1. Entries – We will be using Athletic.net for our meet entries this year. No faxed or emailed entries will be accepted. Please follow the instructions on the sheet that is along with this email. You will sign up for a free account and then follow each step to place you entries.
  2. Entries are due by 12 Noon on Tuesday, May 4th. If you have changed you must email them to me by 9pm, Wednesday, May 5th to get them into the program. You can make changes by hand the day of the meet, however no seed times will be changed at that point. The earlier the better for changes, it takes a lot of time to make these so please try to limit your changes the day of the meet.
  3. This will be seeded so please make sure you include Marks with each athlete and their events.
  4. There will be no trials, ONLY FINALS.
  5. Long and Triple jump will be run open pit for 1 ½ hours. Your athletes must complete their jumps within the allotted times.
  6. There will be a 15 min. check out time enforced for the field events. If your athlete needs to leave for an event they must check out with the person running the event and check back in within the 15 min. time limit.
  7. Please bring you own Batons, Pole Vault Poles, Shots and Discus.
  8. A concessions stand will be available throughout the meet
  9. Please enter Freshman and Sophomores only into the meet. We would like to give our younger athletes the chance to truly compete against their own age groups.

2010 Baraboo Relays

This meet is scheduled for 4/30 at the Baraboo High School. Check back shortly after the meet for a meet summary, results, and photos.

2010 JV Conference

This meet is scheduled for 4/15 at Janesville Parker Monterey Stadium. Check back shortly after the meet for a meet summary, results, and photos.


To: Conference track coaches

Re: JV Conference Track Meet

Host:: Janesville Craig High School

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010

Site: Monterey Stadium

Time: 4:30 Running and Field

Field Event order: 4:30 Boys High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put

Girls Triple Jump, Discus

Girls and Boys combined Pole Vault

ENTRIES: Three entries in individual running events, four entries in field events and two relay teams. A team may enter three relay teams if it is necessary to get all athletes into the meet.


There will be no official placing. Each school will supply their own timer. A team entry form is enclosed. Fill in the names and give to your timer at the meet. It includes lane assignments. Places will not be determined. The runners will cross the finish line and leave.

LANE RACES: Four sections, fastest to slowest. Coaches must let their runners know which section they are to run in.

800, 1600: Two sections. Fifteen runners in each section. Five teams will have two runners in the first section and one in the second. (Sections may be combined)

3200, 3200 relay: One section for boys and one for girls. (3200 may be combined)


Please fax your field event and # of running event entries to Janesville Craig High School by 11:00 a.m. on the day of the meet. Your entries will be filled out for you. .

FAX # 608 – 743-5196

Shot Put and Discus: 4 Flights. The four entries from a school will be in the same flight

Long Jump and Triple Jump: Open pit.

High Jump and Pole Vault: Listed in order of first athlete from all schools, followed by second athlete from all school, followed by third and then fourth.

Pole Vault: Girls starting height will be 6’0” and boys will be 7’0”. We will use the 3 alive with exactly one attempt. Following a miss the competitor will become third in line.

Field event results: Coaches will be responsible for getting the results for their athletes in the press box.

Pre-Season Meeting

*************GET YOUR FORMS IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE************
It's getting closer...........
Forms due before March 9th....need the forms...click here
Boys Track & Field Season Starts March 9th
It was great to see such a great crew of student-athletes at our meeting. We have a bunch of guys to add to our Track & Field crew who are busy playing Basketball, Swimming, Wrestling, and playing Hockey. Please let other track and field athletes that you know to check in with a coach if they missed the meeting. Contact one of the coaches if you have any questions.

Make sure you are getting some pre-season work done. You do not want to start the season on March 9th without any baseline training. Just make sure you are doing some active things for at least 30 minutes a day. Check in with the Madison Mileage after school running club and head down to the weight room for the FASST program (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri after school).

See you on March 9th if not sooner,
Coach Tangen
*************GET YOUR FORMS IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE************