Track Preparation

What Needs To Be Done Before March 4th

1) Athlete Questionnaire  (click and fill out ASAP)
2) Physical Cards (Green & Orange OR Yellow)
- check with athletic office to know which cards you need this year
3) Cautionary Statement
4) Team Rules
5) Concussion Form
6) $115 Athletic Fees OR Waiver form

Turn in ALL Your Paperwork in an Envelope with Your Name

Winter Training Options
JMM Weight Room Speed & Strength - T, W, R - 3:45pm - 5:20pm
Winter Mileage Club Running - M - F - 3:45pm - 5:00pm

First Day of Practice
March 4th @ 3:55pm
Meet in the Fieldhouse and Come Dress to Workout
ALL paperwork should be turned in by the 1st day of practice

2012 - Thanks for an AMAZING Season

The 2012 season brought many highlights to the Boys and Girls Track & Field team at Madison Memorial. Great steps were taken in a positive direction this season as the team continues to build towards a state power in track and field. Over the coming days, weeks, and months each member of the team will need to take steps to improve themselves for next season. Get in the weightroom, join a Memorial sports team, study in the classroom, and improve yourself daily as a Madison Memorial track athlete.

2012 Highlights
Corinne F - School Record Discus - 143' 8" and State Champion Discus - 137' 4"
Daurice F - Spartan Seven 110 Hurdles - 14.58 (#4) 300 Hurdles - 39.64 (#5) and State Finals 3rd Place 110 Hurdles - 14.72
Boys 4 x 800m Relay - Spartan Seven - 8:12.77 (#5) Josh P, Jordan B, Tyler M, Ben A
McKenna G - Spartan Seven 100m Dash - 12.44 (#4) - State Qualifier 100m Dash and 4x100m Relay
Girls 4 x 100m Relay - Spartan Seven - 50.08 (#7) - State Finals 8th Place - Phibi M, McKenna G, Rachel B, Marissa H
Marrisa H - State Qualifier 200m Dash - Spartan Seven High Jump 5' 00" (#3)
Hannah L - State Qualifier 400m Dash
Big Eight Conference Champions
Daurice F - 110m Hurdles & 300m Hurdles
Marissa H - 200m Dash
Corinne F - Discus

2012 Results

Summer Options

WIAA State - Day 2

Another amazing day of track and field capped the 2012 WIAA Season on Saturday. The finals for all three divisions provided many great races and top times/distances. The athletes there observing all agreed, we need to have more Spartans at the meet in 2013...because state track is FUN. Saturday saw the girls 4 x 100m relay team of Phibi M, McKenna G, Rachel B, and Marissa H run a 50.38 for 8th place and a team point. The girls team scored 11 points on the weekend good for 22nd place in the state. On the boys side, sophomore Dauric F ran a great final moving up from the 8th seed to finish in 3rd place in the 110m hurldes with a finals time of 14.72. The boys team scored 6 points on the weekend for a team place of 38th. The small contingent of athletes representing JMM did an amazing job of making us all proud. Seven of these nine athletes return next season...who is going to join these kids at state?? What are you going to do to improve from this season to next season??

RESULTS - Division 1 State
Boys and Girls article

Daurice F - 3rd Place - 110m Hurdles

Corinne F - 1st Place - Discus

WIAA State - Day 1

The best of the best converged at UW-LaCrosse Friday morning to compete for WIAA State Championships. Madison Memorial sent a contingent of nine athletes to represent and they did not disappoint on the first day of competition. The weather was beautiful, the bluffs were wonderful, and the track action was amazing. On the track Daurice F started the day off with a 8th place qualifying performance in the 110m hurdles. Daurice's time of 14.97 earned him a spot in the finals on Saturday ( photo). McKenna G ran a 12.86 for 19th place in the 100m dash. Hannah L ran a 1:00.57 in the 400m dash for 18th place. Phibi M, McKenna G, Rachel B, and Marissa H joined forces in the 4 x 100m relay  to run a time of 50.08 as the 7th best performance of the day which qualifies them for finals on Saturday. Daurice F ran a 41.61 in the 300m hurdles for 21st place. Marissa H ran a 26.49 in the 200m dash to earn 18th place. The performance of the day goes to Corinne F in the discus. Discus flights and finals took place today and Corinne was seeded first after flights. She continued her success in the finals improving on each throw. Corinne had 3 of her seasons bests 5 throws at the state meet. Her throw of 137 feet and 4 inches were good enough for 1st place by about 8 feet. Congrats to Corinne on her 2012 DISCUS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. (MTC blurb)



Live Coverage -
Live Results - HERE

End of Season Information

Uniforms & Jackets --> Turn in to Coach Casey (boys) or Coach Joe (girls) by Wednesday May 30th
Place items into a bag and include name on/in bag...turn in to coaches directly
Athletes not turning in uniforms/jackets will be charged for lost items and placed on school obligation list until taken care of...get stuff in ASAP

Team Awards Potluck
Wednesday May 30th
JMM Cafeteria
Items to bring:
Freshman & Junior families --> MAIN DISH
Sophomore families --> SIDE or SALAD DISH
Senior families --> DESSERTS
Captains--> BEVERAGES
Coaches --> Plates, Cups, Silverware, and Napkins

State Championships --> Friday June 1st and Saturday June 2nd
Corinne F - Girls Discus
Daurice F - Boys 110 Hurdles
McKenna G - Girls 100 Dash
Hannah L - Girls 400 Dash
Phibi, McKenna, Rachel, Marissa, Margot, Caroline - Girls 4 x 100 Relay
Daurice F - Boys 300 Hurdles
Marissa H - Girls 200 Dash

Spectator Information
Watch Live On Line
Heat Sheets - Boys & Girls


The winds were blustery Thursday night but we avoided the rain and storms that much of the state contended with for competition. They flipped the directions of the sprints and it seemed like no cross bars would ever stay on but the Madison Memorial Spartans took on the competition and had a great night. Each event only has 8 competitors at Sectionals and each athlete already represents the best from their area. The goal is to finish in the top 3 to guarantee a trip to state and a right to rerpesent Madison Memorial at the State Championships.

Athletes who competed great all season long and saw there season come to an end on Thursday night were: Nick M in the 300 hurdles (who was having a great race until the last hurdle...what desire) 8th in 44.32, KeYaunne B in the 200m dash (who came in seeded 8th and ran 2/3 of the race in qualifying position) 4th in 24.01, Blake T-J in the Pole Vault (came so close to make 13' 0" and may have needed to PR to get to state) 5th in 12' 6", and the 4 x 400m relay of Robbie E, Jordan B, Tyler M, and Josh P (who came in seeded 6th and finish 4th running close to a season best in the wind) 4th in 3:34.12.

Athletes who competed great all season and will represent Madison Memorial at State on June 1st & 2nd: Daurice F in the 110m hurdles (1st - 14.74) and 300m hurdles (3rd - 40.08), McKenna G in the 100m dash (2nd - 12.44), Marissa H in the 200m dash (2nd - 26.63), Hannah L in the 400m dash (2nd - 1:00.07), Corinne F in the discus (2nd - 125' 1") and the 4 x 100m relay of Phibi M, McKenna G, Rachel B, Marissa H, alternate Caroline S, and alternate Margot W (2nd - 50.17). We look forward to cheering on all these athletes at state.

Middleton Sectional
All WIAA Sectionals

State Meet - June 1st and 2nd
UW-LaCrosse Veterans Stadium
State Schedule
Spectator Information
Live Streaming (Fri & Sat)


The WIAA Championship series began Monday night for the Madison Memorial Spartans as they competed in the division 1 regional in Waunakee. The regional meet is always a tough meet as we know that athletes are fighting to keep their season alive. There were many great performances all around the track. Some of these performances were rewarded with another opportunity to compete on Thursday at Sectionals and others had to know they ended a great season with a quality performance at Regionals. A lot of hard work and dedication went into the season to get our athletes to this point of the season. We are honored to have had our seniors be a part of this 2012 team, we look forward to the underclassmen continuing to contribute to the program in the future, and we are excited to see which athletes will take the next step from Sectionals to compete at State.

Earning an opportunity to compete for a trip to state are: Corinne F - 2nd place Discus - 120' 2" and 4th place Shot Put - 33' 6.75", McKenna G - 1st place 100m dash - 12.85, Hannah L - 1st place 400m dash - 1:01.61, 4 x 100m relay of Phibi M, McKenna G, Rachel B, and Marissa H - 1st place 50.18, and Marissa H - 2nd place 200m dash - 26.37 for the girls squad. Blake T-J - 2nd place Pole Vault - 11' 6", Daurice F - 1st place 110m hurdles 15.32 and 1st place 300m hurdles 40.16, Nick M - 3rd place 300m hurldes - 41.33, KeYaunne B - 4th place 200m dash - 23.52, 4 x 400m relay of Robbie E, Jordan B, Tyler M, and Josh P in 3:33.23 for 4th place all on the boys squad. We wish these athletes the best on Thursday at Middleton as they look to take the next step in their track careers.

We had some great performances that ended in near misses as we had many athletes come up with 5th place results. The undersclassmen who experienced this or saw the emotions that were felt by the seniors experiencing this should use it as fuel this off season to make sure that we do not have to go through this next season. Some of these performances were by: girls 4 x 800 of Sara P, Sara N, Meghan S, and Hannah L 5th place in 9:58.20, boys 4 x 800 of Ben A, Jordan B, Tyler M, and Josh P 5th place in 8:13.11, Jess F in the discus 5th place 100' 2", Marissa H in the high jump 6th place 4' 10", KeYaunne B 5th place in the 100m dash in 11.60, boys 4 x 100m relay of Alex K, KeYaunne B, Ben I, and RaQuan C 5th place in 45.44, Sara P in the 800m run 2:29.17, Alex K in the 200m dash 5th place in 23.55, and Jonah W in the 3200m run in 10:03.62. Great job this year and excellent performances to cap off the season.

EVERYONE should come out and cheer on the team Thursday for Sectionals. Competition will be held at Middleton high school. Field Events begin at 4:00pm and Running Events begin at 4:45pm. All events are final as their are only eight athletes/teams qualified per event for Sectionals. The top 3 performances on Thursday will earn trips to the WIAA State Meet.

Waunakee Regional Results
Holmen Regional Results
Complete listing of WIAA Regional Results

Big 8 Conference Championships

Tuesday night the Spartan track and field competed in one of the most competitive if not THE most competitive conference in the state of Wisconsin. We battled the weather, the competition, and the ups and downs of track and field all night. In the end the girls finished in 7th place with 48 points and the boys finished in 8th place with 49 points. We have taken many strides this year as a team but have a lot of work to do to reach the goals that we as coaches know our school and our track program are capable of accomplishing. We hope to continue to build around our young group of talent.

On the girls side of competition we were led by Juniors Marrisa H and Corrine F. Marrisa placed 1st in the 200m dash in 26.99, 4th in the high jump with a leap of 5' 0", and was a member of the 4 x 200m team that finished in 5th place. Corrine took 1st place in the discus with a toss of 126' 01" and added a 5th place finish in the shot put with a put of 34' 6". The 4 x 800 team of Sara P, Danielle G, Sara N, and Hannah L combined for a 5th place finish with a time of 10:21.21 additionally McKenna G, Anna H, and Rachel B joined Marissa for the 5th place finish in the 4 x 200. McKenna also scored a 3rd place finish on her own in the 100m dash with a time of 12.92. Freshman Phibi M made the hurdle finals in the 100m hurdles and finished in 8th place with a time of 17.63 to score some team points. Hannah L ran in a super competitive 400m dash to earn a 5th place finish in 1:00.58. In total the girls team had 21 underclassmen who competed at this years Big 8 Championships and we hope these girls are hungry to improve in the off season to come back next year and score more points at the Conference Meet.

On the boys side of competitiong we were led by Sophomore Daurice F. Daurice finished in 1st place in the 110m and 300m hurdles in 15.00 and 39.64 respectively and added a 4th place jump in the long jump of 21' 4.25'. Daurice was joined in his hurdling success by Junior teammate Nick M who made the finals of the 110m hurdles and placed 6th in a competitive 300m hurldes in a time of 41.98. Blake TJ had a great night just missing out on a conference championship finishing 2nd with a vault of 12' 9". The boys relay team of Robbie E, Hunter H, Josh P, and Ben A combined in the 4 x 800m relay to place 5th in a time of 8:28.61. Alex K made the finals of the 200m dash and placed 6th in a time of 24.28. Jordan B ran a 4:42.31 to place 8th in the 1600m and score a point for the team. Jonah W ran a 9:53.24 for 6th place in the 3200m run. The 4 x 400m relay team of Robbie E, Kaayvon GH, Jordan B, and Josh P ran a 3:35.9 for 8th place. Rob S made the finals of the shot put competition and Cam N made the finals of the discus competition. Rob finished in 8th place with a toss of 45' 10". The boys have 17 returners for the Big 8 meet and will need to put in a lot of work to make strides next year and into the future. We believe it can be done because we have seen the talent on this team and look forward to combining with the great work ethic we learned this track season all year long.

Big 8 Championships article on the meet (some pictures too)

Good Luck to the Boys Frosh/Soph on Wednesday and the Girls JV on Thursday

Monona Grove Invitational

The Monona Grove Invite provided the Spartans Track & Field team with their last tune up before conference week. The boys competed on Friday night and the girls competed on Saturday night. All athletes who competed represented the Spartans well. We look in good shape to compete against the Big 8 schools this week in varsity, frosh/soph (boys), and jv (girls). The boys team finished with 44 points for 8th place and the girls team finished with 47 points in 9th place.

Daurice F. finished 1st in the 110 hurdles with an impressive time of 14.58 and followed it up with a 1, 2 finish in the 300 hurdles with Daurice F in 40.25 and Nick M in 40.93. Ben A had a 5th place in the 800 run with a season best of 2:00.68. In the field events, Blake T-J added a 4th place finish with his personal best of 13 feet, Micah P jumped 40 feet 10 inches in the triple jump for a 5th place, and Cam N had a 6th place finish in the discus with a toss of 132 feet 5 inches.
Corrine F had a 1st place finish in discus with throw of 135 feet and a 5th place finish in the shot put with a toss of 31 feet 1.5 inches. Jessi F added a 4th place in the discus with a toss of 99 feet and 6 inches. Kayley A added a triple jump 6th place with a jump of 32 feet 2.75 inches. On the track, the 4 x 100 relay team took second place with a time of 51.94 and the 4 x 200 relay team took fourth place with a time of 1:55.62. Individually McKenna G made it to the 100m finals and finished 3rd with a time of 13.30 and Phibi M made it to the 100m hurdle finals and finished 5th with a time of 17.47.

This next week will be very busy as we compete against Madison East, Madison West, Madison LaFollette, Sun Prairie, Verona, Middleton, Janesville Parker, Janesville Craig, and Beloit in the Big Eight Championships. The boys and girls varsity will compete Tuesday at Sun Prairie...competition starts at 3:00pm (girls pole vault starts at 1:30pm). Schedule Then Wednesday the boys Frosh/Soph competitors will travel to Janesville. Finally Thursday the girls JV will compete in Beloit.

Monona Grove Boys
Monona Grove Girls

Boys & Girls Varisty Conference
Tuesday May 15th @ Sun Prairie
Running Events - 3:00pm Field Events 3:00pm (girls PV at 1:30pm)
Early Release - 12:45pm Bus - 1:00pm (both ways)

BOYS Frosh/Soph Conference Invite
Wednesday May 16th @ Monterey Stadium (Janesville)
Running and Field Events - 4:15pm
Early Release - 2:00pm Bus - 2:15pm (both ways)

GIRLS JV Conference Invite
Thursday May 17th @ Beloit High School
Field Events - 4:00pm Running Events - 4:30pm
Early Release - 1:30pm Bus - 1:45pm (both ways)

UNIFORMS/JACKETS --> Athletes who are not competing in Regionals should turn in their uniforms/jackets by Friday May 18th. Wash and fold uniforms/jackets. Place into a plastic bag with a note having the athletes first and last name and grade. Hand bag directly to Coach Casey (boys) or Coach Frontier (girls).

END OF YEAR POTLUCK --> Wednesday May 30th

JV/Frosh Conference

The Frosh/JV athletes got their chance to shine Wednesday night at the Frosh/JV City Championships and the athletes did not dissappoint for the Spartans. Multiple personal bests were set on a beautiful night of track and field. Many athletes took advantage of their chance to compete and it was exciting to see everyone so focused and competing at a high level. In the freshman competition the girls scored 43 points to finish second place and the boys scored 68 points to also finish second place. In the JV competition the girls scored 46.5 points to finish fourth place and the boys scored 92.5 points to finish in first place.

Freshman City Champions include: Claire F in Shot Put, Skylah G in the 100m dash, Sidney M in the 800m run, Margot W in the 200m dash, Cole W in the discus, Zach O in the pole vault, boys 4 x 200m relay, and Ty S in the 300m hurdles.
JV City Champions include: Emma B in the 3200m run, girls 4 x 100m relay, Jeremy G in the shot put, Sean B in the discus, Eligh A in the long jump, James A in the pole vault, Courtney M in the 400m dash, and Andy R in the 300m hurdles.

Great work all around. If these athletes continue to work hard they will be competing at the varsity level in no time and we can expect big things from this group in the future. All athletes should plan on practicing through the end of next week. Athletes who will not be competing in Regionals will be asked to turn in uniform top, uniform bottom, and team jacket in a plastic bag with name on the bag to head coaches by May 18th.

Monona Grove Invite
Boys - Friday May 11th
Early Release 2:15pm Bus - 2:30pm (one way)
Girls - Saturday May 12th
Bus - 8:45am (one way)
Schedule (both boys & girls)

Madison City Outdoor Championships

Tuesday night began the championship series for the Madison Memorial track and field team with the City Championships. Over the next couple weeks our team will see how our hard work has paid off as we compare ourselves against some of the best talent in the area and the state. Each meet we look to compete well as a team and end our season on a solid note. Tuesday night started with great performances by both the girls and boys teams. The girls team finished in third place with a team total of 72 1/3 points and the boys team finished in second place with a team total of 87 points. Both teams were competitive throughout the night and are only a few events away from returning to being city champions again.
Individually on the girls side the following girls were 2012 Madison City Champions: Marissa H - 100m dash, Hannah L  - 400m dash, and Corinne F - Discus. Individually on the boys side the following boys were 2012 Madison City Champions - Daurice F - 110m and 300m hurdles, Blake T-J - Pole Vault, Cameron N - discus. Additionally, the girls 4 x 200m  relay team of Rachel B, McKenna G, Marissa H, and Anna H and the boys 4 x 200m relay team of Alex K, Jon W, JaVaughn S, and Jester W added relay champions to our team effort.
Overall the girls and boys competed well at the city competiton. Athletes finishing in the top 5 scored at Tuesday's meet. Next week at Conference the top 8 athletes score, it will be important that every athlete competes for every point in every event. Competitors representing the team at JV/Frosh City and next week at Frosh/Soph Conference will set the tone for what is in store for our team in the coming years. Lets be ready to compete!

Madison City Championships article about the meet

Wednesday May 9th - JV/Frosh City Championships
@ Mansfield (hosted by West)
Field Events & Running Events - 4:30pm

Monona Grove Invite
Boys - Friday May 11th
Girls - Saturday May 12th
More info to come...

Spartan Invite

Friday night brought some of the best boys competition in the state to Mansfield Stadium for the 44th Annual Spartan Invitational hosted by Madison Memorial. Twelve teams competed for the Spartan Invitational team championship, outstanding track performer, outstanding field event performer, the Stan Richter Mile, Steve Barr 8-lap classic, and 26 total events of track, field, and relay competition. The boys program competed at a high level finishing in 5th place (1 point behind 4th) with a team total of 75 points. This was the best performance of the Spartans squad as they prepare for next week's City Championships. It will be important to continue to perform at a high level across all events against some great competition.

The team was led by the 1st place finish of Blake T-J in the pole vault with a vault of 12' 6". Daurice F and Nick M both reached the final of the 110m hurdles finishing 2nd and 7th respectively in times of 15.37 and 16.54. Nick M and Daurice F returned in the 300m hurdles to finish 3rd and 4th respectively in times of 41.87 and 42.17. Some great performances in both hurdle races. The boys 4 x 800 team of Josh P, Jordan B, Tyler M, and Ben A combined for a season best time of 8:12.77 to finish 3rd in the 4 x 800m relay. The team of Courtney M, Alex K, JaVaughn S, and Jon W ran a 1:37.13 in the 4 x 200m relay to finish 3rd place. Jonah W ran a season best 9:50.41 to finish 4th in the 3200m run. Jon W, Courtney M, Tyler M, and Jordan B combined forces in the Sprint Medley Relay (200/200/400/800) to finish 4th with a time of 3:52.32. KeYaunne B, Alex K, JaVaughn S, and Jon W ran a time of 46.22 to take 4th place in the 4 x 100m relay. Micah P jumped 39' 7.75" to take 5th place in the triple jump. Nick M, Robbie E, Ben A, and Josh P worked together to run 3:33.46 in the 4 x 400m relay for 5th place. KeYaunne B made the finals of the 200m dash and finished 6th with a time of 23.46. Many individuals set season best times at this meet and are ready to represent Memorial in the championship season in the coming weeks.

In the next days and weeks many athletes 2012 season will come to a close. We have had a great season to this point and look forward to some wonderful end of the season performances. Some athletes will finish the season on Wednesday, others next week at conference, and some with performances at regionals, sectionals or the state meet. The importance is that each athlete performs to the best of their ability and takes positive experiences from this season. As we focus on the future of building Madison Memorial track and field it will take every individual, over many days of improvement, and a great focus on track and field. Let's continue to build from Spartan/Myhrum Invite to City and Conference through the WIAA state series run and into the future.

Spartan Invitational

State Honor Roll Athletes
Daurice Fountain - 110m hurdles - 15.05 - 11th in division 1
Daurice Fountain - 300m hurdles - 39.94(h) - 9th in division 1
4 x 800m Relay - 8:12.77 - 11th in division 1

Tuesday May 8th - City Championships
@ Mansfield Stadium (WE HOST)
Field Events - 4:30pm Running Events - 5:00pm Finals - 6:15pm

Wednesday May 9th - Frosh/JV City Championships
@ Mansfield Stadium (West Hosts)
Field Events - 4:30pm Running Events - 4:45pm

Myhrum Invite

Friday night the Spartan Track and Field varsity girls loaded the bus for a long trip to Hartland Arrowhead for the Myhrum Invitational. The girls competed against some of the top competition in the state and showed the strength of this 2012 program. This was a great finale to the teams regular season schedule in preperation for the coming championship meets beginning next week.

The girls were led by Corinne F's performance in the discus, her throw of 127' 3" was good for 1st place by eight feet. Hannah L added a 2nd place finish in the 400m dash with a season best time of 1:00.76. In the 100m dash McKenna G placed 5th with a time of 13.08 and teammate Marissa H. placed 7th with a time of 13.14. Marissa H added a 5th place finish of her own in the 200m dash with a time of 26.72. In the 4 x 800m relay Hannah L, Sara P, Danielle G, and Sara N joined forces to run a 10:25.3 for 6th place at the meet. The girls combined to score 32 points for a 10th place finish amongst strong competion.

Myhrum Invitational

State Honor Roll Athletes
Hannah L - 400m dash - 1:00.76 - 19th in Division 1
Corinne F - discus - 143' 8" - 1st in Division 1

Waunakee Frosh/Soph

Thursday night in Waunakee brought together some of the best young talent in the Madison area including Madison Memorial's very own freshmen and sophomore classes. It is always fun to see this young group of kids come together as a team and perform to such high abilities. As coaches we get excited about thinking what the future could hold for this group. As always we know that this can only be accomplished through hard work and dedication to the sport of track and field and the classroom over the coming years.

Christina M won the discus with a throw of 83' 5", Mariah O-F won the 300m hurdles with time of 52.0, Phibi M won the 100m hurdles with a time of 17.7, and Claire F. finished third in the shot put with a distance of 27' 2". Additionally, the boys 4x100m relay won in a time of 46.0, Ryan B. won the discus with a throw of 119' 9", Quincy M took second in the 110m hurdles in a time of 17.3, Kaayvon G-H took third in the 400m dash in a time of 54.5, Sam B. took third in the 1600m run in a time of 4:51.24, Jeremy G took third in the discus with a throw of 109' 9", and Eligh A took third in the long jump with a leap of 17' 10".

There were many PR's accomplished at Thursday nights meet. It is important that all of these athletes take full advantage of the coming weeks to finish their season with their best performances. Getting plenty of rest, drinking lots of water/fluids, and eating healthier over the coming days will help ensure this process. The best way to enjoy the end of the season is to make sure you are performing at your best.

Craig Dual Meet

Madison Memorial competed at its last dual meet Tuesday night. This means championship season is just around the corner and things will get very busy for coaches and athletes. The team gathered for a quick picture Tuesday night and then went out ot take care of business against Janesville Craig. We competed well in all events and had a great night across the team. The final score of the duals were Craig 75 Memorial 65 in the girls meet and Craig 91 Memorial 50 in the boys meet.

Event winners for Memorial on the girls side include Marissa H 5' 0" in the high jump, Sara N 5:51 in the 1600m run, Hannah L 1:01.27 in the 400m run and 27.02 in the 200m dash, Sara P 2:30.6 in the 800m run, Corinne F 127' 8" in the discus, Lauren A. in 13:16 in the 3200m run, and the 4x400m relay team. Additionally boys winners include Daurice F 15.37 in the 110m hurdles and 39.69 in the 300m hurdles, Rob S 44' 11 3/4" in the shot put, and the 4x400m relay team.

Thursday May 3rd
Frosh/Soph Waunakee Invite
@ Waunakee High School
Early Release - 3:00pm Bus 3:15pm (both ways)
Field Events - 4:30 Running Events - 4:45


Friday May 4th
Spartan Invite (BOYS ONLY)
@ Mansfield Stadium
Field Events - 5:00pm Running Trials 5:15pm Running Finals 7:00pm
Myhrum Invite (GIRLS ONLY)
@ Arrowhead High School
Early Release - 1:15pm Bus 1:30pm (Both Ways)

Baraboo Relays

The JMM track and field team headed to Baraboo High School Friday night for a relay event where we were able to really show case our team depth. Most events featured 3 - 4 teammates working together to score in one event for the team. Both the girls and boys squads competed very well scoring point in various events. The girls finished 4th with 77 points and the boys finished 4th with 74 points.

Teams finishing in the top three earned medals. On the girls side they were led by 1st place finishes in discus by Corinne F, Jessi F, and Christina M, and the Sprint Medley Relay by Anna H (200), McKenna G (200), Sara P (400), and Hannah L (800). 3rd places finishes came in the 100m dash by McKenna G 12.9, the Hurdle Shuttle of Natalie S, Margot W, and Phibi M, Shot Put by Corinne F, Jessi F, and Claire F, and Triple Jump by Kayley A, McKenna G, and Margot W.
On the boys side they finished 2nd place in the 4x800 with the team of Jordan B, Andy R, Tyler M, and Josh P, and in the Distance Medley Relay by Kaayvon GH (400), Sam B (800), Hunter H (1200), and Jonah W (1600). 3rd place finish in the 4 x 100 by Alex K, Daurice F, KeYaunne B, and Javaughn S and the throwers shuttle of Rob S, Ryan B, and Cameron N.

The coming weeks are very busy for all athletes and coaches. It is important that all athletes know which meets they are competing at this week and communicate. We are down to the final weeks of the season and want everybody to get the most out of every remaining meet and practice.

Tuesday - May 1st
Dual vs Janesville Craig @ Mansfield
Field Events - 4:45pm Running Events - 5:00pm
Thursday - May 3rd
Frosh/Soph Waunakee Invite @ Waunakee HS
Start Time - 4:30pm
Bus Time - 3:15pm Early Release - 3:00pm


Friday May 4th
Spartan Invite (BOYS)
Myrhum Invite (GIRLS)

Some pictures added to Picasa Web Album (click on link in left sidebar)

Dual vs Parker

Track and field weather in Wisconsin giveth and taketh and tonight it giveth the Spartans a great outdoor track and field meet. Many athletes were able to take advantage of tonights nice weather for some great performances. All kids should check their results at practice tomorrow and really learn your PR and know if you improved or not at tonight's meet. As we begin to compete more, it is important that we strive for improvement at every meet. If we are running good times, jumping big heights and distances, or throwing big distances good things will happen at the end of the season.

Event winners for the girls tonight include Phibi M in the 100 hurdles (18.2) and 300 hurdles (54.8), Marissa H in the 100 dash (12.8) and high jump (5' 0"), Kayley A in the triple jump (31' 11.5), Sara P in the 400 dash (1:05.3), 4 x100m relay, Hannah L in the 800 run (2:28.4), Corinne F in the Shot Put (33' 3") and discus (124' 9"), Margot W. in the 200 dash (28.6) and the 4 x 400m relay. The girls scored 83 points to Parker's 48 points.
Event winners for the boys tonight include Daurice F in the 110 hurdles (15.0) and long jump (18' 8.5"), KeYaunne B in the 100 dash (11.4), the 4 x 200 m relay, and Blake T-J in the pole vault (12' 0"). The boys scored 55 points to Parker's 86 points.

NEXT COMPETITIONBaraboo Relays - Friday April 27th
Early Release - 1:45pm Bus 2:00pm (NOTICE CHANGE OF TIME)
Field Events - 3:45pm Running Events - 4:30pm

Saturday April 28th
8:45am @ Starbucks on the Capital Loop
Remember parking is hard to find...arrive around 8:30am to find parking

Watertown Invitational

The boys and girls track and field teams headed to Watertown High School Friday night for our first outdoor varsity invitational. The weather was a bit dicey at the beginning with cloud cover and high winds but the bad weather blew threw early, the sun came out, and the wind calmed down for a seasonable night. It was quite evident Friday night that the varsity kids have been working hard in practice and at the duals as we competed very well in our invitational. It was great to see multiple athletes PRing and every kid competing for their places in every event. We learned a lot about our team Friday night and feel good going into the remainder of our outdoor schedule about our potential for the season. It will be important that every athlete contributes towards our season goals so that we can meet our utmost potential. Keep pushing each other in practice and being ready for meets.

The performer of the meet goes to Daurice F as he won both hurdle races running 15.05 in the 110 hurdles (Spartan Seven #6 perfomance) and 40.81 in the 300 hurdles both performances putting Daurice on the state honor roll. Additionally, Daurice added a 3rd place finish in the long jump with a leap of 19' 3".

The only other event winner was Corinne F in the discus with a toss of 131' 6" and she added a 3rd in the shot put at 32' 11.5". Scorers for the girls were McKenna G 4th in the 100 dash in 12.96, Marissa H 5th in the 200 dash in 27.52, Hannah L 5th in the 400 dash in 1:02.39, Mariah OF 6th in the 300 hurdles in 52.62, Jessi Ford 4th in the discus with a toss of 100' 10" and 4th in the shot put at 31' 6.75", Anna H 2nd in the high jump with a leap of 4' 10", Marissa H 5th in the high jump with a leap of 4' 8", Natalie S. 8th in the pole vault with a performance of 6' 6" and Kayley A. 7th in the triple jump with a jump of 30' 11.5". The girls finished in 4th place with 67.5 points.
Scorers on the boys side include Alex K. 6th in the 200 dash running 24.28, Robbie E 6th in the 400 dash in 55.09, Ben A 3rd in the 800 run in 2:01.19, Jordan B. 6th in the 1600 run in 4:44.84, Jonah W. 4th in the 3200 run in 10:02.85, Rob S. 3rd in the discus in 125' 5" and 4th in the shot put with a throw of 42' 9.25", Ryan B in 8th in the discus with a toss of 115' 6", and Blake T-J 4th in the pole vault 12' 0".  The boys finished in 4th place with 79 points.


Dual Meet vs Janesville Parker
Home @ Mansfield
Field Events 4:45pm Running Events 5:00pm

Girls State Honor Roll - Corinne F 143' 8"

Boys State Honor Roll - Daurice F 15.05 and 40.81

Who else can join these athletes on the state honor roll???

Dual @ Sun Prairie

Tuesday night brought some nicer weather and another great opportunity to compete outdoors this season. The dual meets are learning experiences for our athletes and places to develop for the season. It is important that all Spartans take something away from tonights meet that they want to improve upon this week at practice. Every day we need to bring focus and dedication to our practices and we will continue to see PRs and improvements. Every improvement makes our team more competitive and therefor a better team. Keep up the great work at meets, practice, and in the classroom and we will have a fun finish to this season.

Event winners for the girls tonight go to McKenna G in the 100m dash, Hannah L in the 400m dash in 1:01.8, Corrine F in the Discus with a throw 121' 7", Kayley A jumped 32' 0" in the triple jump, Marissa H ran 27.1 in the 200m dash and jumped 4' 10" in the high jump, and the 4x400 relay team. The final team score of the girls dual was 85 points for Sun Prairie and 56 points for Memorial.
Event winners for the boys tonight were Daurice F in the 110m Hurdles in 14.9 and 20' 1" in the long jump, Jester W 11.2 in the 100m dash and 23.0 in the 200m dash, Ben A. running 4:43.2 in the 1600m run, Blake T-J with a vault of 12' 6" in the pole vault, Josh P 54.7 in the 400m dash and 2:06.4 in the 800m run, Jordan B. ran 10:28 in the 3200m run, and the 4x400 relay team of Ben A., Josh P., Robbie. E., and Nick M. The final team score of the boys dual was Sun Prairie 73 points and Memorial 68 points.

It was amazing to see the improvement the entire team made in just one week of practice. Some kids will compete on Friday at the varsity meet but all kids will have another week to show what improvments they can make before next week's dual meet. Set a goal this week for what you need to do to improve and work hard at improving yourself and your teammates. Communicate with your coaches so that we are all on the same page to get things accomplished.

Watertown Invite (Varsity)
Friday April 20th - 4:15pm
Early Release- 1:45pm BUS - 2:00pm
Two buses both ways (might stop to eat on way home...bring money)


Janesville Parker Dual
Tuesday April 24th - 4:45pm

SPLASH of the WEEK - Corinne Franz
Check out the article on highlighting Corinne's school record discus throw at our LaFollette Dual last week....Way to represent Memorial...Keep up the great work!!!

JV Conference Invite

The track and field team sent many of our junior varsity competitors to Lussier Stadium to compete in the annual Big 8 JV Invite. This meet is an amazing learning experience and a great opportunity for these athletes to get back on the track and compete. I hope every athlete was able to learn from this experience. Whether it is race strategy, warm up techniques, hand off skills, or so much more. The better "students of the game" we become as athletes the better our team will be able to compete. Every athlete should want to learn about track and field. How every event operates, what order the events are competed, how far each event is....there is a lot about or sport which makes it complex and fun :)

No team scores are kept at this meet but performances were recorded. All athletes can see their results at practice today. Some highlights were PR's by Margot W in the 100 hurdles, Caroline S in the 100 dash, Lauren A. in the 1600 run, Julia F in the 400 dash, Emily H in the 800 run, Favour A in the 200 dash, and Tatum M in discus for the girls. Alec W. in the 100 dash, Ryan M. in the 400 dash, Ty S. in the 300 hurdles, Stefan K. in the 800 run, Connor G-T in the 3200 run, Isaac K in the shot put, Courtney M in the triple jump, and James A and Bryce H in the pole vault. In addition to these PRs there were many athletes who tried new events that established a new mark to improve upon. We learned Thursday night that we have a lot of work yet left to do to meet our season goals. Lets put in the effort over the next couple weeks so we can end the season on a high note.

Many athletes will have an opportunity to practice this Saturday morning 8:00 - 10:00am or High Jumpers/Throwers 9:00 - 11:00am.

Dual @ Sun Prairie
April 17th - Tuesday
Running & Field Events - 4:45pm
Bus (both ways) - 2:30pm
Schedule of Events (TENTATIVE...order is correct times are just GUESSES)

Dual with LaFollette wouldn't be outdoor track and field in Wisconsin without a track meet in 30 degree weather. Hopefully we got it out of the way for the season and the weather will cooperate with us for the rest of the season. It was fun to see everyone have a chance to compete finally. Many athletes have been working hard over the last 6 weeks and it was nice to see it come to fruition with PRs at their first meet of the season. We look for big improvements out of all of our athletes, especially because the conditions were not ideal. Dual meets are used for workouts, try new events, and prepare for larger invitationals.

The performance of the meet goes to Corinne F who set a NEW SCHOOL RECORD in the discus with a throw of 143' 8" beating the old school record by 12 feet!!!! What a great start to the outdoor season :) We had event winners in McKenna G in the 100 dash, 4 x 100 relay, Anna H in the high jump, and Corinne F in discus on the girls side and Daurice F in the 110 Hurdles, Rob S in the Shot Put, Daurice F in the 300 hurdles, Rob S in the Discus, and Blake T-J in pole vault. LaFollette won the girls dual 98 - 39 and the boys dual 90 - 53 but we closed the gap on many of their competitors in just the week - two weeks time that we have seen and competed against them.

This time of year is getting busy...we need to take care of grades, make up school work for miss time at meets, take care of your body (GET SLEEP), and lets be ready to go out and compete every meet, every practice, every day.

Dual Results --> Meet is hand hard to get all results on the internet BUT we will have Memorial individual results posted at school.

Thursday April 12th
JV Invite @ Lussier Stadium (LaFollette HS) - 4:30 pm
BUS - 2:45pm

TFA Championships @ UW-Whitewater

The Spartans closed out their 2012 indoor season with the TFA Championships in the Kachel Fieldhouse on the UW-Whitewater campus. Many of our athletes were missing in action due to Spring Break but the athletes who were at the meet performed well making great strides as we prepare for the outdoor season. It was great to see the amazing progress achieved by the athletes at practice this week and it will pay off throughout the rest of the season. The performance of the meet goes to McKenna G as she reached the final of the 55 meter dash against some of the best sprinters in the state. McKenna ran a PR of 7.59 on the day and finished 7th in the finals with a time of 7.67. The PR of the day goes to Bryce H in the 1600 meter run. Bryce improved his 1600 time to 4:57.32 dropping over 13 seconds off his performance from just a week earlier. Bryce's work this week on the track at practice paid off in a big way at this weekend's meet. The boys saw PRs by Nick M in the 400 (54.70), Tyler M in the 1600 (4:51.48), Sam B in the 800 (2:11.13) and a great season opener for Cam N. in the shot put (40' 3.5"). On the girls side Margot W. made an excellent debut for the Spartans in the 55 hurdles (10.70) and the 4 x 200 team of Phibi M, Caroline S, Mariah OF, and McKenna G ran a nice time of 1:59.08.

TFA Results
Boys Results
Girls Results
Searchable Results (boys & girls) and article about meet feature about 55 dash

Tuesday April 10th
Dual vs. LaFollette @ Mansfield - 4:30pm
Schedule of Events
WE HOST -- All Athletes should stay and help for the ENTIRE meet

Everyone (boys/girls, varisty/jv) compete at this meet IF they are at practice Monday April 9th 4:00pm - 5:30pm, complete a TUESDAY REPORT, and have a uniform.

Uniforms will be handed out from 3:30 - 4:00 pm BEFORE PRACTICE on Monday April 9th...come to coaches offices


Thursday April 12th
JV Invite @ Lussier Stadium (LaFollette HS) - 4:30 pm
BUS - 2:45pm

West Relays @ UW-Madison SHELL

A few dedicated Memorial boys competed this Saturday at both Class B and Class A meets at the Madison West Relays hosted at the UW-Madison SHELL. It was a great introduction to the season for many athletes. As coaches we are excited as we get more and more athletes competing. We are just over a week away from having all athletes have their first competition. Then the season really takes off with the outdoor season. We are reaching the midseason point already (yeah I know that is crazy...but JV athletes hit the midseason mark this week and Varsity athletes hit it next week) the work we have done already will make the rest of the season. Take advantage of every day to improve yourself so that you are ready for big performances at the end of the season.

The performance of the meet on Saturday was turned in by Daurice F in the 55 meter hurdles. Daurice raced to a 2nd place finish in a FAT time of 7.88. His time ranks him as the 5th best time all season by male athletes in Wisconsin. Rob S. through a team season best in the Shot Put with a throw of 44' 1.25" and our 4 x 400 and 4 x 800 teams showed marked improvement. The team of Kaayvon G, Alex K, Josh P, and Micah P ran a time of 3:40. 53 and the team of Tyler M, Sam B, Josh P, and Andy R ran a time of 8:41.24. Use the links below to see complete results for the meet.

Madison West Results
Class B (morning session)
Class A (afternoon session) article about meet

April 7th - Saturday
TFA @ UW-Whitewater
Boys 9:30am (Bus 7:15am*)
Girls 4:30pm (Bus 2:15pm*)
* coaches will make determination about buses by Thursday)


April 10th - Tuesday
Dual w/LaFollette (at Mansfield)
Athletes must be at Monday April 9th practice and complete a Tuesday Report to compete

Indoor City Championships - Boys 4th & Girls 3rd

The 2012 Indoor City Championships took place at the UW-Madison SHELL on Saturday. The boys and girls varsity teams competed against Madison East, Edgewood, LaFollette, and West for city bragging rights. Both squads were still missing some important role players that will contribute to the team during the outdoor season. But coaches were very pleased with all the athletes that competed on Saturday and the efforts that were put forth in all events. Memorial had three CITY CHAMPIONS for indoors...Daurice F. ran a 7.8 hand time for 55 hurdles, McKenna G ran a 7.3 hand time for the 55 dash, and Blake T-J vaulted 11' 0" in the pole vault. We had many athletes who were close to winning championships and others who saw what it would take to be outdoor champions. The work our team does at practice over the next 7 weeks will determine how many city champions we can have outdoor. We need to continue to work hard in the weight room, on the track, and in the classroom as we move forward this season.

Athletes who finished in the top 5 individually or top 4 for relays scored points in the team competition. The girls scored in 8 events and the boys scored in 10 events. On the girls side McKenna G was 2nd in the 200 dash in 28.3, Hannah L was 2nd in the 400 dash in 1:03.3, the 4x200 Relay of Anna H, Mariah O-F, Caroline S, and Skylah G combined for 3rd place, the 4x400 Relay of Hannah L, Mariah O-F, Amelia F, and Sara P combined for 4th place, Corinne F was 2nd in the Shot Put with a throw of 33' 8.5", Jessi F was 3rd in the Shot Put with a throw of 31' 6.75", Anna H jumped 4' 6" for 3rd in the high jump, and Mariah O-F jumped 4' 4" for 4th in the high jump, and Phibi Miller finished 5th in the long jump with a leap of 14' 7.5". On the boys side Alex K ran 6.8 in 55 dash for 4th place, Javaughn S ran 6.9 in the 55 dash for 5th place, Chris T. was 5th in the 55 hurdles with a time of 9.7, Alex K. was 4th in the 200 dash with a 24.5, Nick M ran 55.1 in the 400 dash for 4th place, Ben A ran 2:03.4 for 3rd place in the 800 run, Jordan B finished 5th in the 1600 run in 4:51.3, Jonah W. was 5th in the 3200 run in 10:08.5, the 4x400 Relay of Robbie E, Josh P, Daurice F, and Ben A. finished 2nd with a time of 3:43.0, Chris T. jumped 19' 2" to take 3rd in the long jump, and Zach O went 8' 0" in the pole vault for 4th place. It was great to see so many athletes scoring and many young and new faces who have plenty of room for improvement.

This is the last week of classes for 3rd quarter...lets buckle down in the classroom, communicate with our teachers, and make sure we have good grades for 3rd quarter. Additionally, next week school will be on Spring Break...communicate with your coaches on what days you will be at practice and what you should do for the days you will miss practice. We can't afford to lose all the hard work we have already put into the season. Athletes MUST be at practice on Monday April 9th to compete in our Dual Meet vs. LaFollette on Tuesday April 10th (this meet is for boys/girls varsity and junior varisty...ALL athletes).

City Results
Girls Results
Boys Results pg 1 pg2 pg 3 feature on Madison City girls competition

Photos Added to the Picasa Album

West Relays (BOYS ONLY)
Saturday March 31st
Class B - 10:00am
Class A - 4:30pm

Nelson/Daniels Invitational @ Whitewater

The 2012 track and field season is off and running...the boys and girls team began their season with a varsity competition inside the Kachel Fieldhouse at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. The Spartans introduced many new athletes to the sport of track and field and some of our old athletes went out and ran/threw/jumped at or better than then their PRs (personal records) from the end of last season. All the athletes competed at a very high level and impressed the coaching staff across the board.

Micah P. made the finals of the triple jump and finished 9th with a jump of 39-00.50, Marissa H finished in a tie for 7th in the high jump with a height of 4' 10", Corrine F and Jessi F both made the finals of Shot Put throwing 31 - 11.00 and 31 - 6.50 for 7th/8th respectively, Daurice F qualified 8th for the 55 Hurdle Finals but improved his time to a 8.09 to finish 3rd in the Hurdles, McKenna G qualified for the 55 Dash Finals and finished 6th with a 7.68 time, and many athletes who had 9th, 10th, and 11th places just missing out on scoring points for the team.

This meet was a great starting point for the season. We look forward to adding more people to the competition roster and developing a well-rounded line-up for every meet. Keep up the great work at practice, take care of your grades at school, and expect big things for the rest of the season.

Nelson Daniels Results
Boys & Girls

PHOTOS ADDED --> Click on Picasa Album in the left column to see pictures

Indoor City Championships
Saturday March 24th
Bus 8:30 am (ONE WAY)
Field Events - 10:00am Trials - 10:30am Finals - 11:10am

Practice Begins

Spring Break Practice
Monday - 9:00 - 11:00 am
Tuesday - 9:00 - 11:00 am
Wednesday - 9:00 - 11:00 am
Thursday - 9:00 - 11:00am
Friday - 9:00 - 11:00 am (select event groups)
Uniform handout for athletes competing @ TFA
Saturday - TFA @ UW-Whitewater Kachel Fieldhouse (Varsity Only)
Boys - 9:30 am (Bus 7:15 am*)
Girls - 4:30 pm (Bus 2:15 pm*)
* Coaches will make final decision on buses by Thursday April 5th
Monday - 4:00 - 6:00 pm
(Athletes who need uniforms for Tuesday meet should come to practice @ 3:40pm to get uniforms before practice)
Dual w/LaFollette @ 4:45pm