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