Sports Spotlight 5-18: Whitehall track and field

A group of Whitehall seniors from Norse track and field have been nominated for our latest Sports Spotlight.

First up is Brandon Dick, a track athlete since freshman year. He was involved in high and long jump, the 400, 800 and 4×400 relay. He reached state in the 800 his sophomore year and was part of two conference championships. Brandon also was a top performer in basketball season, averaging a double-double for the Norse and logging over 50 blocks this season. Brandon is an Eagle Scout and will run track and play basketball at UW-Stout.

Dylan Meyer was a long jumper, pole vaulter and ran the 4×100 and 4×200 relays. He was planning on dual sporting track and baseball this spring. He wrestled in the winter and was also a four-year football player. After graduation Dylan plans to enter the workforce.

Harold Smith was a discus thrower for the Norse. Off the field he won the Jackson County 4-H Key Award in 2019. He’ll attend UW-Stout and study Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. His goal is to start his own restaurant focusing on “farm to table.”

Jon Schwartz was entering his fourth year of track and coming off a 2019 state appearance in the 300 hurdles. Jon competed in football all 4 years, too, earning 2 times all conference recognition as a defensive back and once as a receiver.
Jon plans on attending Westeren Tech to study Business.

Skyler Skroch was a 4 year student athlete in football and track, described as an ultimate team guy and dependable. Skyler will attend Western Tech as well for Information Technology.

Carter Mann loved to throw shot put and discus, and he was also a powerlifter. An avid hunter and fisherman, Carter was part of the Ecology Club. He’ll attend Chippewa Valley Tech in the fall to pursue a career in the Automotive industry.

Alli Casperson took 7th in both the 100 and 300 hurdles at state her freshman year, but was knocked out sophomore year with leg injuries. She rehabbed in time for track last spring and finished just shy of the state meet. She’ll attend Madison College for Construction and Remodeling.

MyKensie Beighley ran was poised to be a key leader for the girls team this season. She was a Second Team All-Conference track athlete and reached sectionals three times. She’s also part of a school record-setting 4×800 relay team.

In the fall she was the volleyball team captain and earned First Team All-Conference honors. and she also played basketball in winter.

Off the field, she is the school Valedictorian, and is involved in Student Council, choir, and band. She plans to major in Pre-Med at UW-Eau Claire.

If you have an athlete you want to nominate, head to our sports page at news8000.com. and click on our Sports Spotlight story. There you’ll be invited to fill out our nomination form. You can also send Ken an email (kkosirowski@wkbt.com) with any photos and videos of your athlete that you’d like him to include on-air.

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