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

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