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PIRATE ATHLETICS

Port Washington high school

PIRATE ATHLETICS

Port Washington high school

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2 weeks ago @ 3:38PM

Thank you Seniors...we will miss you!!!

 

The 2020 seniors were eagerly awaiting their opportunity to assume the leadership roles on this year’s Track and Field team. Their enthusiasm for the sport and for their team was evident throughout the first week of practice. Many coaches had commented on how committed this year’s seniors were and how much fun they were to work with. To many of them, practice with their teammates and coaches was a highlight of their day. There is no doubt that this group would have accomplished many great feats on both the track and in the field events. Below are some words and quotes about the 2020 Pirate Track and Field athletes

 

Summer Normille -

From the first day that she joined the Track & Field team in 2019, Summer brought a talent and a spirit for running that was unparalleled.  Summer gave a 100% effort for her teammates at each and every practice and at each and every meet. She became the consummate relay team member, excelling in all of the sprint relays. Summer emerged as the leader on the 4x400 relay team that qualified for Sectionals in 2019. She made the journey to La Crosse last year to experience the state meet with her teammates and her goal was to make that trip as a competitor in 2020. Summer is the rare breed that loves the 400M - only those who have competed in that event can fully comprehend what that means. Summer is the prototype for the Pirate Track & Field athlete, and more importantly she is the prototype for the Pirate Track & Field teammate. - Coach Adamak

While this would have been my first opportunity to work with Summer, I was made aware quickly during coaches meetings prior to the season that she was extremely talented, hardworking, and willing to compete in any event that would help her team; And I could tell immediately during our one short week of practice this year that every positive word said about her held true. Not only did she clearly take coaching well, but she came to practice each day with a positive attitude and a willingness to get better. – Coach Moeller

A perfect fit for track and field;  athletic, competitive and a desire to want to get better / to improve and compete to her potential.  Always positive, smiling (even after a hard practice), a phenomenal teammate and what coaches admire in all athletes...a tremendous work ethic!!! - Coach Perez 

Summer stormed onto the track scene last year in a blaze of speed and never stopped.  Beyond having such natural talent, she didn’t even know how to stop training or improving.  Summer is one of the most humble, positive, and motivated athletes I have ever known.  If all members of the dance team are anything like Summer, then we need to recruit the whole squad! - Coach Woj

 

Isabel Reyes - 

It does not take long for anyone to see what a talented and relentless competitor Isabel Reyes is on the Track. As a freshman, Isabel approached her coaches and asked to run the most difficult events. She never backs down from a challenge. As a freshman and a sophomore Isabel was an integral part of both the 4x400M and 4x200M relay teams. Being an underclassmen on those squads carries a heavy burden and Isabel always rose to the challenge. She earned the respect of the upperclassmen on the team and the respect of her coaches. Isabel was looking forward to taking care of some unfinished business on the Track and possibly qualifying for the State Meet in the 4x400. Isabel embraces challenges and is favorite amongst her teammates. Her coaches admired her never give up attitude. - Coach Adamak

Of all the athletes I’ve coached, Isabel has been one of my favorites because of her competitive spirit and willingness to get better. When I met Isabel the first week of practice her freshman year, I didn’t expect to hear much from her throughout the season. I quickly realized my assumption was wrong, and just about every single day she would be asking me what workouts she could do to get better. Isabel had a passion for track & field that differed from other athletes on the team. It’s rare to find a track athlete that is not only able, but is willing, to compete in just about any distance. Every single time Coach Adamak and I were putting together a relay team, Isabel was one of the first names mentioned. The fact that we could always count on her is a credit to her accountability as an athlete. She even showed up to every day of Week 1 practice this year after getting her wisdom teeth taken out. Isabel would have certainly had a successful year on the track this season, and I believe she’ll find future success in anything else she’s passionate about. – Coach Moeller

Always positive, smiling and looking at the big picture anlong haul.  As a student in my classroom I would inquire about her track experience and immediately a huge smile came upon her with awesome stories to share.  She loved being part of something, part of a team and contributing to the success of the team.  Wonderful personality, disposition and determination to succeed.  --- Perez 

Isabel is one of the happiest people in the school.  Even before she really knew me as a coach, she would always show me the friendliest greeting when we’d pass in the hallways.  I loved that jubilant spark of Isabel and wanted more of that on our team.  Then I saw her compete and I was astounded!  She never gives up, she makes excuses, she never stops!  I am so impressed with Isabel’s determination for improvement and I know it will take her anywhere she wants to go.  - Coach Woj

 

Amaya Brownmiller - 

From the day that Amaya first joined the Track & Field team at Port Washington, it was apparent that she was one of the fastest and most explosive athletes in the program. Amaya used her talents to become a core member of the sprint relays at Port Washington High School, qualifying for Sectionals in the 4x200 her sophomore year. Amaya is also an amazing long jumper. She was able to place in NSC Championships in the Long Jump, which is no easy task considering the conference consists of 10 of the best Track & Field schools in the state. Amaya was looking forward to long jumping, leading the sprint relays and being a mentor to the talented group of up and coming sprinters and jumpers. - Coach Adamak

Throughout her Freshman and Sophomore years, Amaya is the athlete I probably worked the closest with on a day-to-day basis. She is also the athlete I coached and critiqued the toughest on the team. The reason is because of the immense potential I could see in her from the first day of practice. Watching her form and technique in both the sprints and the long jump, it was clear she had elite level talent compared to even the upperclassmen on the team. Numerous times her freshman year I personally requested Coach Adamak to enter her in highly competitive events at highly competitive meets because I knew she belonged competing with the best in the area; even if she didn’t always believe that. After a year away from the program, Amaya entered this season with the attitude of a team leader. It was clear her focus had shifted and she wanted to be the athlete I’d always expected her to become. I have no doubt Amaya would have been an essential part of the team this season and would have contested for NSC podium finishes in multiple events. – Coach Moeller

Amaya is the type of student who loves being an athlete and thrives for the competition.  When she couldn’t compete in her Junior year, she was a different, distant person.  Even though we only had a week of practice this year, I could see a huge improvement in her demeanor.  This is where Amaya belongs: in a sport, training, pushing herself and others.  I can only hope that she gets to continue developing her athleticism in the years to come!  - Coach Woj

 

Allison Schmutzler - 

Battling through injuries and emerging with a positive attitude is an attribute that is inspiring about Allison. Allison was looking forward to a healthy senior season where she would be a leader on the sprints and jumps squad. Throughout her Track & Field career, Allison was always ready to step in and help her teammates in any way that she could. Her favorite part of Track was the training. Allison would push herself at practice which would in turn push all of her teammates to strive to be the best that they could. Allison is a great leader and a promoter for Track & Field at Port Washington High School. - Coach Adamak

I cannot talk about Allison or Abigail without mentioning the other. Since I began coaching them, they have been attached at the hip. Whether it was practice or meets they always seemed to be together; and if they weren’t, I always found myself asking one where the other was. Both dealt with some injuries that I think limited their potential, but you would never know it from their attitudes at practice. I put them through some extremely difficult track workouts as young Sophomores and they always did everything in their power to finish them. My favorite memories of Allison and Abigail include working with them on 4x100m relay handoffs; watching them from a distance take it upon themselves to put in extra time working on the handoffs; and then seeing all their hard work pay off with a 4x100m relay 1st place finish at our home Port Washington Invitational. – Coach Moeller

I love how committed Allison is to track despite how much pain it’s put her through.  No matter what happened, Allison was always there with her team to show her support and to push herself whenever she could.  I was so excited for this senior year of track for Allison and I know it would have been a year full of improvements, personal records, and great memories.  - Coach Woj

 

Abigail Smith - 

Being part of the team, and stepping up for her teammates is what drives Abigail. Abigail, a four year member of the Track and Field team, embraces the hard work that it takes to become a Track & Field athlete. Abigail makes practice fun for all of the younger athletes and encourages them to strive to be the best teammates that they can be. She is an ambassador of fun for the Track & Field team, which in the end, is really the best reason to compete at the High School level. - Coach Adamak

I cannot talk about Allison or Abigail without mentioning the other. Since I began coaching them, they have been attached at the hip. Whether it was practice or meets they always seemed to be together; and if they weren’t, I always found myself asking one where the other was. Both dealt with some injuries that I think limited their potential, but you would never know it from their attitudes at practice. I put them through some extremely difficult track workouts as young Sophomores and they always did everything in their power to finish them. My favorite memories of Allison and Abigail include working with them on 4x100m relay handoffs; watching them from a distance take it upon themselves to put in extra time working on the handoffs; and then seeing all their hard work pay off with a 4x100m relay 1st place finish at our home Port Washington Invitational. – Coach Moeller

Abbie means business.  There’s nothing better for a coach than having an athlete that knows what it means to work hard and to get done what needs to get done.  Not only does Abbie never complain about a workout, but she’s the one who keeps on asking, “What’s next?”.  This is a girl who trains for the sake of improvement and to become the best version of herself.  I would absolutely love that type of work ethic in every single one of my athletes!  - Coach Woj

 

Madison Doll - 

When Madison joined the Track & Field team in her sophomore year, she was not certain which events to compete in. She was eager to try everything, and she had many talents on both the Track and in the Field. After some experimentation, it turned out that Madison was a natural high jumper.  Madison excelled as a high jumper, which couples tremendous skill with extreme patience. Oftentimes the life of a high jumper is a solitary one as they wait for their attempt. Madison had the ability to make friends with fellow competitors and had a calming influence on her teammates in the event, even if she herself was extremely nervous. Madison made Track & Field fun for her teammates and coaches. - Coach Adamak

Madi’s sophomore year was the only year I had the opportunity to coach her in track & field. As Coach Adamak mentioned, her true calling ended up being in the high jump; however, I had the joy of attempting to teach her the triple jump. While it didn’t always go exactly how we planned, Madi consistently improved throughout the season. And best of all, she always showed up to the pits and got her jumps in without me having to find her. While the jump pit area was typically filled with athletes from other teams focusing and quietly preparing for their next attempts, Madi brought her own unique, positive energy to the pits. She may not have won every triple jump event she entered, but she was going to have the most fun of anyone competing that day. – Coach Moeller

Spectacular jumper who, every single jump just wanted to get better and better.  Extremely approachable and friendly, hence the circle of friends she quickly made at the meets.  It didn’t matter if the competitor was a state qualifier or not, Madison made friends.  After a quick pep talk Madison showed her enthusiasm and love for jumping with that competitive look just before and during the jump, followed by the gigantic smile afterwards.  It did not matter if the bar was cleared or not.---Perez

From high jumping sophomore year “just because it was fun”, to regular placing in the top three at every JV meet junior year, I have no doubt that Madi would have been going to state this year with her continual improvement.  Her passion and enjoyment turned into drive and success over the years and she developed into a true athlete.  Keep on jumping, Madi, and you’ll continue to reach new heights.  - Coach Woj

 

Emme Pruefer -

Emme was on the verge of accomplishing great things this year in Track & Field. She had spent the last 3 years learning some of the most complex skills in all of sports and just when she was on the verge of putting it all together, her season was cancelled. Emme is a thrower in Track & Field, and to do those events, it requires strength, speed, and most importantly an acute mastery of technique. For her first 3 years in Track & Field, Emme endured the growing pains of being thrust into a varsity role as a thrower. She always did this with a positive attitude and a smile on her face. Her demeanor made her a pleasure to work with and a great teammate. - Coach Adamak

While I didn’t get to personally coach Emme in track & field, I would always make sure to stop over at the shot put and discus areas during meets to see how she was progressing as a thrower. I would also make sure to find her name on the results sheet at the end of meets and memorize how she did so I could relay the information forward to her EXTREMELY proud brothers when they would want to talk about Emme and how she was doing on the team. I have known Emme for a long time, way before she was ever a part of the Pirates track & field team, and it’s been a pleasure having the opportunity to see her carry on the Pruefer name with her athletic accomplishments. – Coach Moeller

Had Emme inclass for a few years so I knew her well as a student but I always inquired about throws and her response was always “it’s alright” or the one time she shared that she had P.R’ed.  I was happy for her.  However, I officially met Emme as a thrower for all of 1 week before the stay at home order….and Emmer and Kendra showed their varsity experience by gathering the new crop of throwers and coaches and basically told us (me) this is how it’s done.  Great personality, friendly and an awesome teammate.  Emme seemed to be on a highly competitive path, was focused and determined as the track season was about to begin, but unfortunately cut way to short---Perez

Emme is the kind of athlete who loves what she does for her own personal enjoyment.  She’s after self-improvement and doesn’t even notice the other competitors in the field because she’s too busy becoming the best version of herself.  Thanks for showing me how to throw last year!  - Coach Woj

 

Kendra Dowe -

Kendra was a leader amongst the throwers at Port Washington High School. A true competitor, Kendra was an eager learner in her quest to better herself. Her passion for improving set her apart from other athletes and was much appreciated by her coaches. Kendra was looking forward to reaping the rewards of all the hard work she put in during her first three years of High School when the season was cut short. Kendra helped to bring a sense of team to the throwers, which can be difficult when the throwing events are often in a distant location from the other events. - Coach Adamak 

Kendra Dowe is another athlete that I did not personally get to coach, but that I have been told nothing but good things about. Coach Adamak, her different throws coaches throughout the years, her basketball coach Coach P; everyone has described Kendra as a mentor in the throwers group. In the instances that I would find myself walking through the throwers practice area, I would always see Kendra doing one of two things – Working to make herself better or helping another athlete become better. – Coach Moeller

Kendra is the one of the strongest athletes on our team physically and especially mentally.  Being a thrower often means self-isolation with little-to-no recognition, but Kendra stepped up to the challenge day after day.  Her independence shines fierce and bright with her tremendous willpower and dedication.  I am truly impressed by the courageous athlete that she is.  - Coach Woj

 

THANK YOU SENIORS - WE WILL MISS YOU!!!

Team News

2 months ago @ 9:59AM

Team Store is now Open

Team Store is open from 3/10 - 3/16

Purchase Pirate Track and Field gear at BSN Sports Code: PORTTRK201

 

Team News

3 months ago @ 9:28AM

Parent Meeting Information

This meeting is for any parents (boy's and girl's track and field) who are new to the program. You will learn about program expectations and have chance to ask questions.

When: Wednesday 2/26 @ 7 pm

Where: Mr. Pasten's math classroom (room 40 - lower level of new addition

Team News

3 months ago @ 1:31PM

Team Store Open 2/7-2/14 BSN Code PORTTRK20

Shop the Port Track 2020 Store!

Hurry, shops closes 02/14/2020.

Team News

4 months ago @ 2:31PM

Track and Field Sign Up

An informational Sign-Up meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 4th at 2:45 in room 283. Information about the 2020 Track and Field season will be provided for those in attendance. Athletes unable to attend the informational meeting should Sign-Up for Track and Field with Coach Adamak prior to the first practice on March 8th.


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