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LA CROSSE — After dominating their sectional in West De Pere, where the girls track and field team placed first and the boys placed second, the Kaukauna Ghosts are set for a trip to state.

The 127th Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Track and Field Championships and the 52nd Girls Track and Field Championships will be held Friday-Saturday, June 2-3, at the Veterans Memorial Stadium Complex on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Among the events to watch, Alexa Kinas qualified for three events, while the boys team will race in three relays.


Qualifiers from the girls team include:

Emma Sipple, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash

Alexa Kinas, 400 meter dash, long jump, triple jump

Sydney Fauske, 3200 meter run, 1600 meter run (The state record was set in 2001 by Kaukauna’s Brooke Novak at 4:43:20)

Reese Fauske, 1300 meter run

Amber Gerrits, 100 meter hurdles

Savanna Robinson, 300 meter hurdles

Jenna Kinas, Emma Sippel, Andie Ahrens, Amber Gerrits, Ava Hammen, Abby Kennedy, 4×200 meter relay

Josie Greenthal, McKenna Lowe, Jenna Kinas, Alexa Kinas, Lauren Pruno, Sydney Fauske, 4×800 meter relay

Katie Jenson, discus


Daniel Van Dyke, 200 meter dash

Andrew Milhans, 800 meter run

Aaron Schimke, 1600 meter run, 3200 meter run

Logan Bartolac, Daniel VanDyke, Noah Hofmann, Carson VanDinter, Maxwel Krueger, Colton Dickman, 4×100 relay

Noah Hofmann, Daniel VanDyke, Nolan Hall, Carson VanDinter, Danny Poor, Will Clark, 4×200 relay

Michael Herres, Andrew Milhans, Aaron Schimke, Judah Hammen, Parker Schuh, Drew Wendzicki, 4×800 relay

Brady Hoffer, high jump

Mason Tienor, high jump


The meet features two sessions Friday. The Divisions 2 and 3 session begins at 9:30 a.m. with the competition proceeding in the order of events, which can be found on the Track & Field Tournament page on the WIAA website. The Division 1 session begins at 4:30 p.m. The competition resumes Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The order of the finals for each event Saturday begins with Division 3, followed by Divisions 2 and 1, respectively.

TICKET INFORMATION:  Ticket prices for the State Track & Field Championships are $11 per session plus online fees, and they are available to be purchased online on the WIAA website through GoFan, the WIAA ticketing partner, at:

MEET LIVE ON WIAA.TV:  The  live stream of the State Meet will be produced by Rush Media on the WIAA.TV portal of the NFHS Network. To purchase a subscription to the live programming, log-on to and click on the subscription image on the home page.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.