WISCO Track & Field
Another successful weekend in LaCrosse for the Vikings. Thanks to those who made the trip west to support the team. Congrats to all the athletes on earning the opportunity to compete at the meet. We had several award-winning performances over the course of the two days.
Jaiah Hopf defended her title in the triple, winning for the 3rd time in three opportunities with a performance (40-8.75) that ranks 2nd in the all-time Wisconsin rankings.
Travis Beckler won three individual state championships, with victories in the wheelchair 100, 400, and 800 races. Travis also won the 100 in his freshman year.
Jaiah and Travis racked up an additional medal each, with Jaiah finishing 3rd in the Long Jump, and Travis Beckler finishing 4th in the wheelchair shot put.
Josiah Rice earned a 3rd place medal in the Triple Jump.
Daniel Fasasi earned a 3rd place medal in the 400 dash.
In addition, Travis earned a State Runner-up finish, the first wheelchair state trophy for WISCO (and the fifth for the track program since we joined the WIAA in 2000).
Go to the Results page for the full rundown.
Building on the Legacy
Beginning on May 11th, the surface will be replaced with a new Beynon surface (the same surface used at WIAA State Championship track in LaCrosse). Improvements will be made to the throwing and jumping areas as well. Two turf fields will allow hundreds of WISCO students and Junior Viking athletes to use our space at all times and in all conditions. There are some other positive impacts coming as well (including a huge increase in parking spaces!).
If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting campaign, click here.
In track and field, the best performances across the state are compiled into a statewide Honor Roll. MileSplit has taken on the responsibility of maintaining the weekly honor roll for Wisconsin. There are many ways to search through and find the top performers in the state (including more than a handful of Vikings).