April 06, 2020

Hello Central Track Athletes and Families,

I hope all of you are doing well and staying safe.  


Apparel orders are finished. I will let you know when you are able to pick up your order.


As for the season I am still hopeful.  The WIAA has not made any official announcement about Spring sports.  Please keep a positive attitude and continue working out. Workouts have been posted on Google Classroom.  If you have not joined, the code can be found in the previous post. 


School will be back online starting Tuesday April 14.  It is important that you contact your teachers with any questions or concerns involving academics.  Be sure to complete the work that is given to you so you pass your courses and the semester. You will need to prepare yourself for time management and discipline yourself from easy distractions like cell phones, video games, netflix, ect. 


Take care of yourself and look out for family members.  Reach out to friends and make sure everyone is staying healthy!!


Stay Safe, Stay Healthy


Coach Laszewski


March 24, 2020

Hello Central Track Athletes and Families.  I think we all can agree that the 2020 track season has gotten off to an interesting start.  I speak for all coaches when I say the energy that has surrounded the team is amazing!  Hard work and a drive to get better to accomplish individual and team goals were just some of the many themes to our practices.  Senior Class, you are leaders by example, which played a big role in establishing this years team identity.  

As we move forward, it is important to continue workouts so we pickup where we left off when the season resumes.  WIAA has not officially canceled and MVC directors have discussed continuation when school resumes.

ATHLETES - please join google classroom so you can stay up to date on your workouts and current news from coaches. 

Mens -  2jw7nv7

Women - ikf2muc

Stay healthy Stay safe!


- Coach Laszewski

“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.”

                                                                                                                            – Malcolm X

Parent Meeting

February 27, 2020

The parent meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Feb 27th, 6:30 pm.


If you can't make it here is what you need to know:


1. You must be registered online and physical uploaded. 


If you were in a sport already this year that has been done.


(see More, Registration tab)



2. You need to have outdoor workout gear before practice begins


Monday, March 4th. (again see More, Registration tab)



3. Be dressed by 3:40 and we will meet outside the weight room. 


You will need to see Mr. Beran before March 9th to get a locker combination


if they do not already have a locker. Practice will end around 6pm sometimes earlier.



Check this site for most other information.

New Record Set

June 05, 2019

A new record was set for the 4 person hot tub.

13! The record set in 2017 of 10 people was crushed in a feat of determination and sheer will.  (yes, I completly drain the water and wash it out after every track party)

State Results

June 01, 2019

Congratulations to this weekends state medalist.

100 m Jamar Davis, 10.79, 3rd Place (school record)

4x200 relay (Gabe Bryant, Steven Cross, Tarek Schraith, Jamar Davis)

1:28.02, 2nd place

4x100 relay (Devin BoCook, Steven Cross, Tarek Schraith, Jamar Davis)

42.17, 3rd place, School record

Also thanks to the alternates Cameron Weilandt, Isaac Dauffenbach, and Rayhan Siddiqui.  You were there every step of the way.  You would be the A squad relay on almost every other school in the state.

State Meet - Estimated running times - Friday

May 31, 2019

There is only one way to ensure you will see the athletes compete.  Get there at 4:30 for the start of running events on Friday.  I did a bit of "track math" for the pictured time schedule.  This is an estimate only, but we are basing our initial warmup off this.  We will be on site so we can adjust as needed.  I hesitated to post this for fear that someone would take it as an absolute and miss a race, but I think it can be helpful.

State Qualifiers

May 23, 2019

The following athletes have advanced to the state meet next weekend at UWL.


Jamar Davis 100 meters


4x100 relay team of (Devin BoCook, Steven Cross, Tarek Schraith, Jamar David, Rayghan Siddiqui, Gaby Bryant)


4x200 Relay (Gabe Bryant, Steven Cross, Tarek Schraith Jamar Davis, Cameron Wielandt, Isaac Dauffenbach)

Click the WIAA icon for a compiled sectionals performance list.

Practice - Monday 4/22, 3:30pm.

April 22, 2019

Sectional Qualifiers

May 20, 2019

The Central track team competed at the Regional track meet in Baraboo.  The top 4 in each event advance to Sectionals in Verona on Thursday.  The top 3 Thursday will advance to the State Meet.

Congratulations to last nights sectional qualifiers in Track and Field.

100 meters Jamar Davis

Triple Jump Tarek Schraith

Triple Jump Julia Gasper

800 meters Jane Pinkowski


4x100 Relay - Devin BoCook, Steven Cross, Tarek Schraith, Jamar Davis

4x200 Relay - Gabe Bryant, Steven Cross, Tarek Schraith, Jamar Davis

4x400 Relay - Ahnikah Wichelt, Cleopatra Tillman, Ava Wintin, Jane Pinkowski  

4x800 Relay -  Megan Degenhardt, Kacy Eckhardt, Ava Wintin, Jane Pinkowski

Conference Meet Highlights

May 11, 2019

The boy's team was 4th and the girl's team was 5th at last Saturday's conference track meet. Athletes receiving honors:

3rd place (All-Conference honorable mention) included

4x400 Relay - Cameron Weilandt, Gabe Bryant, Job Nesius, Tarek Schraith

4x100 Relay Ahnikah Wichelt, Kaylee Streeton, Anna Whitford-Hawkins, Cleopatra Tillman

4x200 Relay - Ahnikah Wichelt, Emma Ehlers, Julia Gasper, Cleopatra Tillman

4x400 Relay - Ahnikah Wichelt, Cleopatra Tillman, Ava Wintin, Jane Pinkowski


2nd team All-Conference

Jamar Davis - 100, 200

4x800 Relay Carver Stenslien, Ahmad Jandal, Kody Pretasky, Job Nesius

Tarek Schraith - Triple Jump

Julia Gasper Triple Jump


Conference Champions

Tarek Schraith 400 

4x100 Relay - Rayhan Siddiqi, Devin BoCook, Cameron Weilandt, Jamar Davis

4x200 Relay - Devin BoCook, Isaac Dauffenbach, Gabe Bryant, Steven Cross

4x800 Relay  Megan Degenhardt, Kacy Eckhardt, Ava Wintin, Jane Pinkowski

Cross Country Meeting

May 15, 2019

Our Spring XC Information meeting will be at 2:45 pm on Wednesday the 15th of this month. 

Willard Hanson Invite

May 02, 2019

Congratulations to Devin BoCook, Steven Cross, Tarek Schraith and Jamar Davis running a time of 42.95 in the 4x100 relay.  This is only the second time in school history a team has run under 43 seconds.

Keep it going.

Hanson relay meet workers needed.

May 02, 2019

We are hosting the Hanson Relay on Thursday, May 2nd.

If you can help work an event please contact Mr. Beran. (

Field events start at 3:30.

We are always looking for meet workers.  The more we get the smoother it runs.

Thank you for considering!


KC Relays Canceled

April 27, 2019

The meet has been canceled.

Volunteer Opportunity - Grandad's Half Marathon and 5K

May 04, 2019

This message came in from the event organizers.

I am in desperate need of volunteers and I would greatly appreciate it if you could spread this information out to your student-athletes and parents. 

The race takes place on May 4th and we need volunteers from approx 7:30 am to 1 pm (time varies based on location/ need). 

As a side note, this should work if you need volunteer hours for NHS or college applications.

Richland Center

April 11, 2019

After assessing injuries, illness, and weather conditions we are pulling out of the Richland Center meet this Saturday, April 13th.  We are still scheduled for the Prairie Relays on Monday, April 15th.

Caledonia Meet

April 05, 2019

Results are posted as well as pictures of the meet taken by Dan Schraith.

Go to the "Meets" tab for more information.

Schedule Update

April 05, 2019

JV conference is now Tue May 14, in Holmen not 5/13.

The sectional location is in Verona.

Picture Day

May 08, 2019

Picture day will be May 8th.  Wear your uniforms.  Girls will go at 4:15 boys at 4:30

New Uniforms!!

April 04, 2019

The boys will be trading in their old uniforms (all 4 versions) and getting a new one. Girls uniforms will be coming.

I can't thank everyone enough for the generous outpouring with our fundraiser this year.  This is just one of the ways your donations are helping to give your son/daughter a better experience. There is nothing wrong with looking good out there!

Boys meet added. Empire Invite Holmen

April 02, 2019

Tuesday April 2nd

This meet was just added.  It will be a chance for our younger boys to compete.

Excused from school at 2 pm, bus leaves 2:15

Not sure on the return, we have not been to this meet in the past.

Field events at 3:30, running at 4:15 on a rolling schedule.

Check the Meet/Schedule tab for more info.

Big Mac Eating Contest

March 23, 2019

The most important competition of the weekend occurred at the Durand McDonald's after the boy's meet at Stout.  The challenge at hand was Big Macs.  No rules were needed; it was just who can eat the most, there was no time limit.  Coach Wilkinson, who seemed to be instigating the whole ordeal, narrowed the field to 2 serious and worthy contestants, Ahmad Jandal and Julian Goldstein.  The contestants supplied their first sandwich while Coach Wilkinson provided the rest.  Goldstein was out to an early lead and was the first to finish each of his four sandwiches.  Jandal in true distance runner form had a solid and steady pace that toward the end seemed almost grueling.  It did the job as he also put away four sandwiches.  The competition did technically end in a draw at four sandwiches each although Goldstein got back in line to purchase a McFlurry.

Critics of Coach Wilkinson said he should have picked a more nutritious food challenge and set a better example.  Not available for comment, a spokesperson for the Coach commented, "Do you know any high school athletes?, I want to see you get a celery eating competition going with this team.  Who are these fun haters anyway?" 

Upon completion of the event, Julian Goldstein said he "felt pretty good," and Ahmad Jandal stated, "I hope the bus ride isn't bumpy."

UW-LaCrosse - Hosted by Mauston

March 23, 2019

This meet was attended by the girl's team while the boy's team split their squad sending some to UW-Stout.  The girls finished 6th out of 14 and the boys finished 10th of 14.  Top 5 finishers were;


Jane Pinkowski - 600m

Wichelt, Mickelson, Ehlers, Tillman - Girls 4x200 relay


Dauffenbach, Servais, Lapp, Nieman - Boys 4x200 relay


Libby Mickelson - High Jump

Megan Degenhardt - 1000m

Kacy Eckhardt - 2000m


Chase Penkover - Pole Vault

Quinn Servais - Triple Jump

UW-Stout Boys

March 23, 2019

​Part of the boy's team competed at the indoor facility at the University of Wisconsin Stout.  There was high-level competition and points were tough to come by. The boys finished 6th out of 22 teams from Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Point scores included:

3rd Place

Jamar Davis - 200 meters

Seth Degier - High Jump (tie)

Jackson Warren - High Jump (tie)


Jamar Davis - 55m

Steven Cross - 200m


Steven Cross - 55m

BoCook, Warren, Wielandt, Schraith - 4x400 Relay

Tarek Schraith - Triple Jump


Jamar Davis - Long Jump

St. Mary's - Winona

March 21, 2019

The season kickoff in Winona showed promise and great season-opening efforts.  

3rd Place finishes included:

Libby Mickelson - 400m

Tarek Schraith - 55m

Devin BoCook - 200m

Steven Cross - Long Jump

Gabe Bryant - Triple Jump

2nd Place finishes

Cleo Tillman 55m & 200m

Jane Pinkowski - 400m

Wichelt, Wintin, Hanson, Pinkowski - Girls 4x400 relay

Heath, Ehlers, Poelma, Johnson - Girls 4x800 relay

Graul, Pretasky, Jandal, Flatten - 4x800 Relay

Chase Penzkover - Pole Vault

Even Winners

Reese, Wieland, Siddiqui, Jandal - Sprint Medley Relay

Cross, Davis, Bryant, Schraith - 4x400 Relay

Jamar Davis - High Jump (tie)

Jackson Warren - High Jump (tie)

Jackson Warren - Triple Jump

Track Meets Saturday 3/23

March 23, 2019


Bus leaves from Travis street side of Central at 1 pm.  Return will be late probably after 10:30 pm.  Bring a healthy snack. I will have peanut butter/jelly and bread in the cooler.  We will stop at McDonald on the way home. (They usually talk me into it).


The district doe not provide transportation for in town meets.

Field events start at 3 pm, running at 3:30.  If you are in a field event that starts at 3 be there by 2:00 to give yourself time to get your marks and warm up.  That meet usually lasts until 8:30 or so, plus or minus 45 min.

Check the Schedule page for meet lineups and more meet information.

Sometime you have to force the track season to happen!

March 12, 2019

For practice on Tuesday the La Crosse Central track team, armed with shovels, completed a path around the track.  It was a monumental effort to clear a path 1/4 mile long.  Coach Wilkinson stated, "This was a great showing of team unity and proof of what can happen when we all work together." Most athletes were working too hard to offer a statement on the shoveling although a few overheard comments were, "I'm cold!", and " shovel for a while, you have just been standing there doing nothing!"


Exposing a few lanes of the black track along with the warming temperatures will be what it takes to get us outside.  It is tough to be inside with other sports starting and gym space limited or non-existent.  Just another spring in Wisconsin.

Apparel order due

March 10, 2019

Central Track apparel will be due this Sunday, March 10th.

Click on the link or on the top bar of the website.

All money is paid online to Games People Play. 

You will have the option of shipping or free delivery to school where your son/daughter can pick it up at practice.

Boy's 2nd at Sectionals - Abbi Staflien-Dumale - School Record

May 24, 2018

Photo Courtesy of Dan Schraith

La Crosse Tribune

WIAA track and field: La Crosse Central boys dominate relays


MIDDLETON, Wis. — The Central High School boys track and field team let its relays run wild Thursday, and it resulted in a clean sweep of championships at the WIAA Division 1 Middleton sectional.

The Red Raiders won the 400-meter relay in 43.17 seconds, the 800 in 1:29.01, the 1,600 in 3:24.19 and the 3,200 in 7:59.83 to qualify all four teams for the state meet at UW-La Crosse on June 1-2.

Juniors Steven Cross and Jamar Davis and sophomore Lucious McCloud ran with both the 400 and 800 teams, while seniors Jett Mickelson, Jackson Overby and Connor Stenslien ran with the 1,600 and 3,200 teams. Rayhan Siddiqui also ran with the 400, Damen Pradovic with the 800, Andrew Stinson with the 1,600 and Jack Richter with the 3,200.

Davis also qualified in the 100 (11.07), Stinson in the 400 (49.72), Mickelson in the 800 (1:58.24) and Pradovic in the 300 hurdles (39.96).

Central senior Abbi Stafslien-Dumale won the shot put with a school-record toss of 40 feet, 11¼ inches


Coach Christenson - Coaches Hall of Fame

February 02, 2018

Keith Christenson was inducted into the Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame in January of this year.  He was recognized at halftime of the boy's basketball game this month.

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