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Women's track announces strong class of signees


ON WISCONSIN <b>Wisconsin head coach Jim Stintzi announced the signing of nine student-athletes.</b>
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Wisconsin head coach Jim Stintzi announced the signing of nine student-athletes.
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March 15, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin women's track and field program has signed nine athletes that will join the Badgers this fall, head coach Jim Stintzi announced Friday.

The Badgers added five runners to their distance group in Sarah Disanza (Wantage, N.J.), Jill Englebert (Green Bay, Wis.), Kelsey Hjorth (Oswego, Ill.), Colette Richter (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) and Jamie Shannon (McFarland, Wis.); a pair of sprinters/hurdlers in Brenna Detra (Peoria, Ill.) and Jenna Ladsten (Blair, Wis.); middle distance runner Emma Reifel (Glen Ellyn, Ill.); and multi-event athlete Georgia Ellenwood (Langley, British Columbia).

"We're excited to add quality depth in some of the areas we've targeted as our strengths," Stintzi said. "This is a class that has some athletes that can help us right away."


Brenna Detra
Peoria, Ill. (Richwoods)
Sprints/Hurdles
State champion in the 300 hurdles as a sophomore … four-time all-conference selection … three-time state qualifier … at the state championships, received three medals as a freshman, four as a sophomore and one in the 400 meters as a junior … holds school records in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and long jump … two-time Palatine Athlete of the Meet recipient … named Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame 2012 Female Athlete of the Year

Personal Bests
200 Meters: 24.2
400 Meters: 56.3
100 Hurdles: 14.4
300 Hurdles: 42.9
Long Jump: 18-7 (5.66m)


Sarah Disanza
Wantage, N.J. (High Point)
Distance
New Jersey state champion in cross country as a senior … earned second-team All-America honors for 10th-place finish at 2012 Nike Cross Nationals … placed third at the 2012 Nike Cross Northeast Regional … as a junior, finished in second place at the 2011 Nike Cross Regional … in track, 2012 sectional champion in the 3200 meters as a junior … won the 1500 meters at the 2011 Colgate Games … holds school records in the 1600 meters, 3200 meters and 4x800 relay … in cross country

Personal Bests
1500 Meters: 4:47.10
Mile: 4:57.97
3200 Meters: 10:54.31
5000 Meters: 17:46.81


Georgia Ellenwood
Langley, British Columbia (Langley)
Multi-Events
Canada's top-ranked junior in the heptathlon … finished 18th in heptathlon at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain … finished 12th in the heptathlon at the 2011 IAAF World Youth Championships in Lille, France … holds Canadian and British Colombia youth heptathlon record … three-time British Columbia High School heptathlon champion … 2012 Canadian youth long jump champion … placed second in the 200 meters at the 2012 Canadian youth championships … named 2010 British Columbia Summer Games most outstanding athlete … earned 2011 Provincial High School athlete of the year honors … two-time BC Athletics youth athlete of the year honoree

Personal Bests
100 Meters: 12.29
200 Meters: 25.00
800 Meters: 2:19.98
100 Hurdles: 14.46
Long Jump: 18-11 1/2 (5.78m)
High Jump: 5-9 (1.75m)
Shot Put: 34-0 (10.37m)
Javelin 124-7 (37.97m)
Heptathlon: 5,262


Jill Englebert
Green Bay, Wis. (Preble)
Distance
As a senior, was sectional champion, conference champion and placed 29th overall at Wisconsin Division 1 state meet with a time of 15:13 …  four time first-team all-conference honoree … qualified for the state meet all four years … team captain as a senior … two-time Runner of the Year honoree … four-time team MVP … four-time Hardest Worker recipient … also a three-year varsity letterwinner in track … state qualifier in the 3200 meters as a sophomore and in the 1600 meters as a junior … three-time city champion … four-time academic all-state selection

Personal Bests
800 Meters: 2:29
1600 Meters: 5:15
3200 Meters: 11:28


Kelsey Hjorth
Oswego, Ill. (Oswego)
Distance
Two-time all-state honoree in the 3200 meters … as a junior earned 2012 all-state honors in the mile … two-time all-conference … three-time state qualifier in cross country … three-time sectional qualifier … was 2012 regional and Southwest Prairie Conference champion in cross country … three-time all-conference honoree

Personal Bests
Mile: 5:00.41
3200 Meters: 10:51.13


Jenna Ladsten
Blair, Wis. (Blair-Taylor)
Sprints/Jumps
Wisconsin Division 3 runner-up in the long jump and member of Blair-Taylor's third-place 4x200 relay team as a junior in 2012 … placed third at the state meet in the long jump as a sophomore in 2011 … three-time state qualifier in the long jump … two-time state qualifier in the 4x200 relay … three-time first-team All-Dairyland Conference pick in the long jump … two-time first-team all-conference in the 400 meters … has also earned second-team all-conference honors in 200 meters and 100 meters … three-time team MVP

Personal Bests
Long Jump: 17-1 3/4 (5.22m)


Emma Reifel
Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Glenbard West)
Middle Distance
Illinois Class 3A state runner-up as part of Glenbard West's 4x800 relay team as a junior in 2012 ... also 12th in 800 meters (2:18.21) as a junior ... indoor West Suburban Conference champion in 800 meters (2:13.63) as a junior ... as a sophomore, earned all-state honors in three relays at Class 3A state meet, finishing sixth in 4x800 relay, seventh in 4x200 relay and ninth in 4x400 relay ... All-West Suburban Conference in the 800 meters, 4x400 and 4x800 ... earned all-conference honors as a freshman with a third-place finish in the 400 meters

Personal Bests
800 Meters: 2:13.63


Colette Richter
Mountain Lakes, N.J. (Mountain Lakes)
Distance
Two-time Group 1 state champion in cross country … 2012 first-team all-state and first-team all-region ... finished fourth at 2012 Nike Cross Northeast Regional (5K) in 18:25 ... qualified for 2012 Nike Cross Nationals ... finished fifth at 2012 New Jersey Meet of Champions ... two-time sectional champion … 2011 Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference champion … two-time all-county and all-conference … in track, claimed Group 1 state titles in the 1600 meters and 3200 meters as a junior in 2012 ... claimed Group 1 indoor state title in 3200 meters as a senior in March 2013 ... finished eighth in 2 mile at 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals (10:38.87) ... placed 24th in 2 mile at 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals ... Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference champion in the 800 meters, 1600 meters and 3200 meters as a junior in 2012 ... also won Group 1 state title in 3200 meters as a sophomore in 2011 ... two-time sectional champion at 3200 meters ... conference record-holder in 800 meters, 1600 meters and 3200 meters  

Personal Bests
1600 Meters: 4:59
3200 Meters: 10:26
4K (XC): 14:51
5K (XC): 18:05


Jamie Shannon
McFarland, Wis. (McFarland)
Distance
As a senior, claimed Wisconsin Division 2 state title in cross country ... Rock Valley Conference champion ... as a junior, finished 21st at Wisconsin state meet and runner-up at Rock Valley Conference championship ... first-team Academic All-State ... team captain ... in track, part of McFarland's fourth-place effort in the 4x800 relay and finished ninth in the 3200 meters as a junior in 2012 ... Rock Valley Conference runner-up in the 1600 meters and 3200 meters as a sophomore in 2011

Personal Bests
800 Meters: 2:22
1600 Meters: 5:14
3200 Meters: 11:28
4K (XC): 14:38

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