Wisconsin 2003 outdoor

Wisconsin Week June 1



by Mark Rongstad
  Wisconsin High School Track and Field

The Wisconsin state meet regionals and sectionals were held this week. The state meet will be held on June 6 and 7 in La Crosse.

Senior Chris Solinsky will attempt to win 3-individual titles in La Crosse as he advanced in the 800, 1600 and 3200 meter runs.

Brookfield Central senior Jon Doble and Winneconne senior Luke Hoenecke took the yearly 400 meter lead with their 49.0 wins at their respective sectionals. A hot 800 meter race at the D2 sectional in Winneconne saw juniors Joe Pierre (Green Bay Preble) and Sam Langkau (Northland Pines) run 1:54.6 and 1:54.7 respectively. The top three 300 meter hurdles times were run at the Germantown sectional as Joel Zalewski (38.3), Ray Bratchett
(38.5) and Jeff Tressley (38.6) battled for a trip to La Crosse.

In the 800 Meter Relay three schools added their names into the top-20 of all-time with Wauwatosa West and South Milwaukee ran 1:29.1 and Arrowhead ran 1:29.3. The boys field event leaders this week were Lewis Stotts (Madison La Follette) who high jumped 6-10 at regionals; Matt White (Green Bay West) who long jumped 23-0.5; pole vaulters Derek Theil (Marquette) who jumped 14-10 and Ben Graham (Wausau East) 14-9; and shot putters Gavin Ball (62-2.75), Joe Thomas (62-2.25) and Mike Newkirk (58-6).

Several top 100 meter times were ran by girls at their sectionals. Chelsea Meierotto (Washburn) lead the pack with her 11.7. This is the 4th best ever run by a Wisconsin prep girl. Anna Monsen (Stoughton) ran 11.8 as did Tracey Verdegan (Flambeau) and Sarah Meckley (Owen-Withee) ran 11.9. Holmen freshman Joanna Schultz may threaten the state 400 meter record as she ran 56.4 at the Reedsburg sectional. Marcia Taddy (Two Rivers senior) took the 800 meter lead by charging 2:15.0 at the Winneconne sectional.

Catholic Memorial senior Brittany Grayson lowered her leading 100 meter hurdle mark with a 14.5 (x6WI) sectional win. Grayson ran 45.2 in the 300 meter hurdles as well. Stoughton's Monsen took the yearly long jump lead at 18-3. Blair Luethmers pole vaulted 11-9 this week at the Colby sectional.

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