TRACKing Excellence


Brigid J. Ripley

Coach Tiberg, Alyssa Kavajecz & Coach Marincel exude readiness for the State track meet in La Crosse, WI. Not pictured: Tristin Wilcox

Brigid J. Ripley, Adviser

School might be out for the summer, but for two athletes on the track team, hard work and effort paid off in the form of a trip to state!  Congratulations to Alyssa Kavajecz, a senior and Tristin Wilcox, a sophomore, who are traveling with Coach Marincel and Coach Tiberg to state on Thursday, June 2, 2016.  Alyssa will be competing in the high jump and Tristin will be competing in the long jump and triple jump.  “A very young team that accomplished a lot, and with the youth in the program great things are still to come,” said Coach Marincel, of his teams season.

Track 2016 schedule and highlights:

@ Simpson Indoor Invitational –

Alyssa Kavajecz won the 800 m dash & Tristin Wilcox placed 2nd in the triple jump

@ Ladysmith Invitational –

Alyssa Kavajecz won the high jump, Adam Ranta won the long jump & Tristin Wilcox won the triple jump

@ Drummond –

Alyssa Kavajecz broke the school record in high jump, clearing 5’4”; girls team won the meet & boys team placed third

@ Chequamegon –

Weathered out

@ Hayward –

Tristin Wilcox placed first in triple jump, jumping over 40’, Alyssa won the high jump, Andrew Johnson threw shot 35’2”, a personal best for him

@ Kramer Invitational –

Girls placed third and the boys placed 4th out of ten teams

@ Hurley –

4×800 girls broke school record; girls won the meet & boys placed third

@ Welker Invitational –

Tristin Wilcox won the triple jump, Alyssa Kavajecz on the high jump & girls placed 2nd as a team

@ Marcy Bracket Invitational  –

Alyssa Kavajecz won 4 events, girls team won the meet & the boys team placed 3rd

@ Ironwood Conference Meet – Conference Champs:

Alyssa Kavajecz – triple jump, 400 m & high jump

Shauna Kavajecz & Rylee Nicoletti – girls 4 x 200

Morgan Rock & Rylee Nicoletti – girls 4 x 400

Tristin Wilcox – triple jump

**girls won 4 straight conference championships & the boys placed 3rd

@ Flambeau, Regional – Champions:

Alyssa Kavajecz, 400 m & high jump

Rylee Nicoletti & Morgan Rock – girls 4 x 100

Rylee Nicoletti, Morgan Rock, Emma Ostrenga & Alyssa Kavajecz – girls 4 x 400

Tristin Wilcox, triple jump & long jump

**girls won first Regional Championship since 1991 & the boys placed 2nd.  Twelve team members qualified for the sectional meet

@ Colfax, Sectional – State Qualifiers:

Alyssa Kavajecz, high jump

Tristin Wilcox, long jump & triple jump