2013 MTC Seniors pick Colleges

Congratulations to the MTC throwers who's hard work and dedication has led them to an opportunity to take their skills to the COLLEGE level next year.  I am very proud to have worked with each of these athletes over the past several years and wish them all the best of luck!

Haley Houser, Stoughton H.S. will be attending the University of Wisconsin -Whitewater, throwing for Coach Dave Hahn.  Haley is a 3 time WIAA state qualifier in the shot put and discus.  Haley has a career Shot Put P.R. of 41'3" and a Discus P.R. of 130'5".  Best of luck future Warhawk.

Riley Budde, Beaver Dam H.S. will be attending the University of Wisconsin, throwing for Coach Dave Astrauskas.  The future Badger has qualified for WIAA State in both the shot put and discus the past 3 seasaons, and is an accomplished football player and wrestler.  His career P.R.s are 57' 4.5" in the shot and 189' 0" in the discus.

Corinne Franz, Madison Memorial H.S. will be attending DePaul University, throwing for Coach Brandon Murer.  This future Blue Demon is a 3 time WIAA State Discus Qualifer, finishing 4th her sophomore year and winning the State Discus Championship as a junior in 2012 and as a senior in 2013, Franz also qualified for State in the Shot Put her senior year.  Her career best in the Discus is 148' 7".

Lindsay Herra, Boylan Catholic (Illinois) will be attending the University of Iowa, throwing for Coach Scott Capos.  Lindsay is the 2-time Illinois Class 2A Girls State Discus Champion.  Her career P.R.s are 42' in the Shot Put and 143' in the Discus.  Throw Far Hawkeye.

NCAA conference meets

SHOUT OUT to all of the MTC alumni who competed in their collegiate conference meets this past weekend.  Some great performances, P.R.'s and points scored for your college teams :)  Keep working hard, good luck at last chance qualifiers this weekend and beyond.

North Dakota throws Coach, Peter Miller - created this video to fire up his throwers leading up to the Big Sky Conference Meet...It got me fired up:)  It must have worked for MTC's KeKe Burks - she P.R.'d in the weight throw and broke the school record - passing MTC's Molly Griep who had set a new school record the week before.

To everyone out there...keep chasing your BIG MEET dreams, by making every day's practice drills, lifts, and throws meaningful.  Championships are handed out at the end of each season - they are earned every day at practice!

MTC Alumni making UND history

Madison Throws Club Alumni Molly Griep and KeKe Burks have wasted no time in making their presence felt on their college track team at the University of North Dakota.  Both girls, under the tutelage of coach Peter Miller, have proved fast learners in the weight throw and have climbed their way up the UND record books.  Last Saturday Molly Griep had a new P.R. at 16.33m (53'7")  and broke the previous school record in the event by a foot and a half.  KeKe Burks was not far behind her throw of 15.67m (51'5") was good for 4th on the All-Time UND list.  Strong work for a couple of freshman just learning the event.  The sky is the limit or in their conference the BIG SKY is the limit, both have qualified to compete at the Indoor Conference Championships.

Keep up the good work MTC girls!

Check out the article on the UNIVERSITY of NORTH DAKOTA's Athletic website HERE.


Youth sensation Jacko Gill's World Youth Championships Shot Put Record 2011.
Check out the video of his throw of 24.35m (79'10").  Hopefully this fires up all you rotational throwers!

WisconsinTrackOnline visits MTC

Thanks to Dave Figi of Wisconsin Track Online who came out to see Madison Throws Club in action on Saturday February 2. Please check out www.wisconsintrackonline.com  to see his pictures of MTC athletes working hard to prepare for the upcoming season.

Thank You Dave for you passionate coverage of Track and Field in Wisconsin for the past 20+ years.  Check out his site for stories, photos, results, honor roll, and more all season/ all year long.