Saturday-Sunday, July 11-12: USATF JO Region 8
Monday, July 13: Practice 6:00-7:30
Wednesday, July 15: Team and Family Picnic
Thursday, July 16: WI Track Club Summer Track Series
Monday-Sunday, July 27-Aug. 2: USATF JO Nationals
Saturday-Sunday, July 11-12: USATF JO Region 8
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Saturday, May 17 9:00-12 at Sun Prairie (YMCA)
- Saturday, May 31 9:00-12:45 at Edgewood H.S. (Hershey)
- Saturday, June 7 9:00-12:00 at Edgewood H.S. (Hershey winners)
- Saturday, June 14 9:00-6:00 at Carroll University, Waukesha (State USATF Jr. Olympics)
- Thursday, July 10 WTC Mini-Meet @ UW Track 5:45 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 16 Team Family Picnic @ Garner Park 6:00 p.m.