TFA @ UW-Whitewater Kachel Fieldhouse

The 2013 indoor season came to a close on Saturday with the TFA Indoor State Championships held in the Kachel Fieldhouse at UW-Whitewater. This meet is known as the Indoor State Championships unofficially because it draws so many teams from across the state with a wide array of talent. It is not really a state meet because there are still so many talented athletes who do not come to this meet and so many events that are not competed. The competition was stiff in both the morning girls session and evening boys session. Our athletes had great opportunities to see what it takes to keep on the highest level at high school athletics in Wisconsin. As coaches we hope everyone uses this meet for motivation as we change gear and move into the outdoor season. There are 5 more weeks until our outdoor Conference Meet and 7 more weeks to prepare for the WIAA State Championships.

During the morning session the girls team finished in 21st out of about 55 total teams. Corinne F improved her personal best in the Shot Put to 38' 9" to place 3rd in the meet. Marissa H ran 7.69 in the 55m dash to make Semi-Finals and then improved to 7.68 for 15th, she also cleared 4' 10" in the high jump to tie for 17th place. Kayla G made 7' 6" in the pole vault and just missed at 8' 6" she finished in 20th place on the day. Personal bests were turned in by Claire F and Christina M in the shot put, Meghan S in the 1600m run, and Sienna C in the 800m run. This group of girls looks to lead us into the outdoor season. We look forward to some spirited competition among teammates for these coveted varsity slots.

During the evening session the boys team collected 26 points good enough for 3rd place out of about 52 total teams. The boys team was lead by Jester W and Daurice F as Jester placed 1st in the 55m dash in 6.39, Daurice took 2nd in the 55m hurdles in a new PR of 7.51 and 2nd in the long jump with a leap of 21' 6.5", and they joined forces with Nick M and Jared B in the 4x200 relay to run 1:35.03 and place 10th. Jonah W just missed scoring points in the 1600m run with his 9th place finish in 4:31.01 and Josh Peters took 14th with his 2:02.62 in the 800m run. Personal bests on the boys side we reached by Jared B in the 55m dash, Tyler M in the 1600m run and  Sam B in the 800m run. There were many positives that came from today's meet and many more things that we learned we can improve. Use the TFA meet as a stepping stone for what we want to accomplish at the end of the season. Keep up the hard work and things will fall into place at the end of the year.


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Tuesday April 9th - Dual @ Middleton
Early Release - 2:45pm Bus - 3:00pm
Running & Field Events - 4:45pm
50% Chance for rain....bring rain gear and EXTRA dry clothes

Thursday April 11th - JV Invite @ Mansfield (HOME MEET)
Running & Field Events - 4:30pm
All athletes must stay for this meet...varsity/non competing athletes will help work (dress warm)

Volunteering Opportunities
April 12th & 13th -JMM Rummage Sale - See Coach Petta in Student Services for more information
April 27th - Crazyleges Wave Start - See Coach Casey at practice
Team Practice - Saturday April 13th - 8:00am at the track (bring an unwanted "funny" t-shirt for the relays)
All practices (weather permitting) will occur outside at the track...have clothes for all weather occasions (rain, cold, snow, hot, etc...)

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