WISCO Track & Field
The 2024 Season
Practice starts on March 4th. Boys meet in the Math hall at 3:20. Girls meet in the Aux Gym at 3:26. Contact the head coaches for more info.
Coach Lueck--Hall of Fame!
A huge congrats to Eric Lueck, who has been elected to the Wisconsin Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Eric was a decorated athlete when he competed for WISCO, winning four individual state championships. Eric's performance at the 1987 WISAA State Championship meet (winning the 800, 1600, and 3200 runs) earned him Most Outstanding Athlete recognition at that meet. Eric continued his running career at the University of Wisconsin, where he was a member of the 1991 National Championship Cross Country team. Eric returned to WISCO to begin teaching and coaching after his running career ended. While at WISCO, he has had numerous athletes win state track championships. WISCO athletes hold two State Championship Meet records: Eric Brown in the 800 run, and the 3200 relay team of Eric, Kyler Lueck, Brad Meyer, and Joel Janik. Congrats to Coach Lueck on this well-deserved honor. NOTE: Coach Lueck was elected to the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame in 2020.
As the season draws near, many rookies have questions about footwear for the track season. In general, spikes are not something that most kids really need to think about until we get to outdoor meets in mid-April. The priority is a good pair of training shoes that will take the brunt of the workouts and provide the appropriate support and cushioning.
Training shoes do not last as long as you think. If there are a year old, they are not useful anymore. For distance kids, that timeframe is even shorter...six months of training in a pair of shoes can wear them out?
Our recommendation for quality training shoes is Performance Running Outfitters. They are great to work with. They take the time to analyze athletes and suggest footwear that match the running style of the athlete. They also give a discount to WISCO athletes...just tell them you run for WISCO. They have locations in Brookfield, Delafield, Shorewood, and the Third Ward.
Other local options:
Home Meet Volunteers
WISCO will be hosting eight track meets this year. The first two meets are indoor meets we host at UW-Parkside. The six outdoor meets are at our home Sitz Track at Zeitler Stadium. We are blessed with a great core of volunteers who give their time to help provide opportunities for our athletes to have a first-class experience. We are also always looking to add new faces to this group of volunteers. No experience necessary. No track knowledge necessary. We can find ways for you to contribute pretty easily.
If you are willing and able to assist in some way, please contact Coach Blair Schaper, who coordinates our volunteers, at email@example.com.