Badger Track Club Merges with WestSide Track Club

Dear Westside Track Club Member,

You recently received a letter from Glenn announcing his retirement after 33 years as a coach and mentor. Without a plan to continue a track program on the west side, Glenn’s retirement would have meant the end of the Westside Track Club.

Like many of you, we were grateful to Glenn for keeping the Westside club going, but disappointed to receive the news. We feel strongly that there needs to be a track club on the west side. The opportunities offered through the club are hard to find anywhere else nearby. We feel that the opportunity to train and compete in track events should continue. Rather than watch these opportunities disappear, we organized and devised a plan to continue a summer track program here on the west side.

The plan going forward will be to continue to offer a summer track season, through an existing running club. In fall of 2016, Scott Brinen, a parent and former track athlete started the Badger Track Club. The Badger Track Club currently offers cross country training for all ages, year round. Scott is excited about incorporating the Westside Track Club program into Badger Track Club’s summer season. Scott loves track and is eager to partner with us to offer track and field opportunities to children in the Madison area. He is very excited to take on the role of head coach and to continue what Glenn started with the Westside Track Club.

We are excited  there will be a summer track program. Please join us as we transition from the Westside Track Club to the Badger Track Club. The Summer Season through the Badger Track Club will run May 15-July 12. Practice days, times and location will be coming soon. The Memorial Track is being resurfaced this summer and so we will need a new location to hold practices. We will let you know as soon as we have more information. If you are interested in joining the Badger Track Club please email Jennifer Howlett,, with your name, your child’s name, age & school and we will add you to the email list. We will email with club updates and a link to register when it becomes available. Again, we are very excited to be able to offer a summer track program and hope that you will join us for Badger Track Club’s Summer Season. If you would like to learn more about Badger Track Club and Coach Scott Brinen please visit the club’s website, We look forward to seeing you all this summer.


The Westside Track Club Transition Team
Jennifer Howlett
Scott Brinen
Matt Ahlswede
Sabrina Bradshaw
Bob Morgan


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Upcoming Schedule 2016

Practice Schedule

  • Monday June 13: Practice 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday June 15: Practice 6:00 pm
  • Monday June 20: Practice 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday June 22: NO PRACTICE
  • Monday June 27: Practice 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday June 29: NO PRACTICE
  • Monday July 4: NO PRACTICE (Independence Day)
  • Wednesday July 6: Practice 6:00 pm
  • Monday July 11: Practice 6:00 pm

Meet Schedule

  • Thursday June 30 Summer Track Series @ UW McClimon track 5:45
  • Thursday July 14 Summer Track Series @ UW McClimon track 5:45

Team Picnic

  • Wednesday July 13: 6:30 pm @ Garner Park shelter on Mineral Point Rd (see newsletter for details)


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2016 Season Begins May 2

I am targeting to begin the season May 2 with Mondays and Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. at Mansfield Stadium. As last season we will have some intra-team track meets during practices.

We have been advised that work on the track will be done after June 8. If they do a major repair, we need to relocate to the new track at Edgewood High School on Monroe Street. If they decide to do patch work we can continue at Mansfield. We’ll wait and see.

Following are dates of scheduled meets:
Saturday, June 4 – YMCA Meet at Sun Prairie, 9:00-12:00
Saturday, June 11 – USATF JO State Meet at Carroll 9:00-5:30
Saturday, June 18 – Badger State Games at Lacrosse 9:00-5:00
July 9-10 – USATF Regionals, Mankato University, MN
July 25-31 – USATF JO Nationals, Sacramento, CA

I am looking forward to another great season and look forward to having you join us!
Hope to see you May 2 at 6:00 p.m.


[see Registration Forms page to register for the club]

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Team Awards Picnic July 15

All members and parents are encouraged to attend the team pot-luck awards picnic to be held on Wednesday, July 15 at the Garner Park Shelter on Mineral Point Road, at the corner of Rosa Road across from CUNA. We honor our coaches, state champions and other athletes.

Each family brings their own tableware setting and a dish of food to pass/share, with a beverage. Food will be served at six o’clock, followed by a short program which lasts until 8:00-8:15.

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WSTC Members Win 4 State Titles

Three members won four state titles – two at the USATF Junior Olympics and two at the Badger State Games.

At the Junior Olympics ·June 13 at Carroll University Rey Ramos and Maddie Sowinski won state championships in the 13-14 division 100m dash and high jump respectively. Rey also won a silver medal in the 200m dash. The top eight qualified for the regionals at Ames, Iowa July 9-12.

In the Badger State Games held June 20 at UW-LaCrosse, Rey Ramos won the 200m dash and Rolly Ramos took the 11-12 1500m run title. Mara Klatt placed second in the 13-14 high jump, third in the 400m dash and fourth in the 200m dash.

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Season is Underway

The weather was beautiful on Monday for our first practice of the year. Great to see so many familiar and new faces. Practices will continue to be held every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 at the James Madison Memorial High School track.

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2015 Season to Begin

I am still waiting for confirmation of practice dates~ hoping to kick-off May 4 for Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. at Mansfield Stadium.

Because there will not be any Hershey meets, plans are to have several intra-team practice meets and a few invitational meets at some practice times.

Following are scheduled meets:
Saturday, May 30 – YMCA Meet at Sun Prairie, 9:00-12:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 13 – USATF JO Meet at Carroll University 9-5
Saturday, June 20 – Badger State Games at Lacrosse 9-5
July 11-12 – USATF JO Region 8, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
July 27-Aug. 2 – USATF JO Nationals, Jacksonville, FL

I am looking forward to another great season and look forward to having you join us!

We will not hold a formal information/orientation meeting this year. Typically I explain the program to prospective member parents who contact me and will meet informally with parents at practices.

I will see you May 4 at 6:00 p.m.

Glenn Rindfleisch


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Season-End Family Picnic July 16

The annual team family picnic is Wednesday, July 16 at the Garner Park shelter (corner of Mineral Point and Rosa Roads near CUNA complex). Food will be served at 6:00. Athlete awards, salute to coaches, and presentation to state champions highlight the program. Each family is asked to bring their own place setting, beverages and a dish to pass. Team uniforms can also be returned.

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UWTC Mini Meets Start June 18

The mid-week mini-meet series held by the Wisconsin Track Club begins next week on Wednesday. Sign up for events on-site with no limits of events. Even adults can compete.

There is no entry fee for our members, as the club will pay in advance. Following is the series schedule of events.
June 18 at Verona High School: LJ, HJ, SP, TJ, Discus, Hurdles, 4×100, 400m, 1600m, 100m, 800m, 4x400m.
June 25 at Verona High School: Hurdles, 4×100, 200m, 1600m, 100m, 3200m, 4x400m, same field events as June 18.

Directions to track: Take Verona Road (151 South), exit into Verona, go past Culvers, turn right at traffic lights on Main Street, go several blocks to turn left at high school. Park in front of school. The track is behind school.

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Westsiders in Action Saturday

The first meet of the season is this Saturday, May 17 at Sun Prairie with the YMCA of Dane County program. Field events of long jump and shot put start at 9 a.m. with track events about 9:45. The entry fee is $1.00 per athlete. Ribbons will be awarded to the top four places at the following practices. The yellow entry form is due at practice on Wednesday.

The following order of track events will be used: 50m dash, 400m dash, 100m dash, 8OOm run, 200m dash.

Directions to the track: Take Hwy. 151 north to Sun Prairie, take the second exit Main Street and go a few miles through the business district. Turn right on Kroncke Street at the corner of Milio’s Subs. Go up to the middle school and turn left, then turn right to go to the track behind the school.

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