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