HS Alums in the NCAA


List performances and also link TFRRS profiles and results. To kickstart this is what I saw at first glance in the TFRRS top 100 lists for women’s distance:

Gina Sereno (Madison West) won the Meyo Mile in 4:36 last week. Currently sits at NCAA D1 #12. She is also #32 in the 3000 with a 9:17 from another performance at Notre Dame last month.

Olivia Pratt (Madison West) ran 15:57 in December and sits at NCAA #15. She is also 70th in the 3000 with a 9:26.

Brenna Calder (Beaver Dam) ran 4:38 at the Meyo Mile. She also has a 9:31 (#95) to her name and is also a member of the #3 DMR currently.

Natalie Schudrowitz (Wauwatosa East) is at #20/#52 in the 3000 and mile with a 9:11 and 4:42 respectively.

Michelle Lee (Madison Edgewood) is ranked #32 in the 5000 with a 16:11.

Britney Feivor (Kenosha Tremper) is at #73 in the 5000 with a 16:36.

Annie Frisbie (River Falls) is #83 in the 3000 with a 9:29.

Amy Davis (Madison Edgewood) sits at #37 in the 5000 with a 16:14 and #91 in the 3000 with a 9:31.

Jessica Parker (Neenah) just outside of the NCAA top 100 (#104) in the 800 after lowering Marquette’s school record to 2:10-low over the weekend at GVSU.

4x NCAA champion Molly Seidel (University Lake School) is #76 in the women’s mile with a 4:44 but wondering what’s on deck for her.

What else is out there? We should also get some non-distance performances linked in as well.


Jacob Goldberg (Oklahoma) ran unattached at the Armory 1:51.91 and 1:52.25 last weekend at the Husky invitational. He sits about 12th in the BIG 12 in the 800.


I actually knew Jacob Goldberg growing up, and he’s a great person who has had a pretty good career so far at Oklahoma!

There’s also Tyson Miehe (Darlington/Wisconsin), Ryan Nameth (Verona/Wisconsin)(hope he gets back to his old self!), Riley Demeulenaere (Marquette/Loyola(IL)), Derek Gross (Neenah/Marquette), Kevin Ryan (Kenosha St. Joseph/Marquette), both Miller twins (West Bend West/Marquette), and Dan Pederson (Spooner/Marquette).

Wow, honestly didn’t realize how many WI runners ran for Marquette U. :sweat_smile:


We’ve also got Ethan Moehn from Monroe, Bryce Miller of Ashland, Andrew Dusing of Brookfield Central and Ryan McCoy of Sugar River/New Glarus putting up solid times thus far. Dusing has some tremendous range going from 1:50.x to 14:24. He was a volleyball player each fall instead of cross country (minus a race here or there I think).


Alex Dusing with a nice showing. 4:02.90 for over a 3.5 second PR in the mile last weekend at the Alex Wilson Invitational. https://m.tfrrs.org/athletes/4520278


A couple Madison West alum women with wins yesterday. Gina Sereno with a big PR by almost 10 seconds to win the Big Ten 3k last night in 9:07.00. Butler Olivia Pratt took the scalp rather easily in 16:15.86 in the Big East after already posting a 15:57.41 earlier this year. Eric Brown with a PR in the prelims of the 800m Big Ten with a 1:49.56, for a .43 second PR.


I notice there is not a lot of love for UW-Milwaukee on this site. Perhaps I only care because I know some of the people involved. But the Horizon League Indoor Championships were this past weekend, and some Wisconsin HS alumni put in some winning efforts. On the women’s side, Melissa Kirchoff (Franklin) won the long jump (19-4), and the triple jump (30-10.75), and was second in the 60 meter high hurdles (8.66). She was named women’s athlete of the meet. Kate Novacek (Arrowhead), won the 400 in 56.17. Alisha Harper (Brookfield East) was second in the long jump (18-9), and Tess Nelson (Northwestern) was second in the Pentathlon.

On the men’s side, Nate Pozolinski (Kimberly) won the long jump (24-1.5), and was second in the 60 meter high hurdles (7.82). Nate Scherer (West Allis Hale), who happens to be my cousin, won the pole vault (15-1.5). Tri Pham (Franklin) was second in the triple jump (47-11.75).

It is also worth pointing out that women’s champs Youngstown State were helped out tremendously by Beloit Memorial alumni Jaliyah Elliot, who scored in the 60 m dash and the 200.


Molly is “getting pumped for outdoors”. I guess that means she is done indoors.


Collin Hofacker was part of Iowa’s 5th place 4x4 at NCAA Championship.


Molly at Stanford today



Dusing ran 14:10!!!


TFRRS lookups of WI distance alumni from predominantly d1 schools. Not even close to a complete list.


Bonnie Draxler (Wrightstown) opened up this past weekend with 4.27m (14’0") in the pole vault. Just 2 cm off her PR from last year. SDSU doesn’t do indoors so this looks to be her first meet of the junior season. Currently sitting #1 in the West region in the very early start to the season. https://www.tfrrs.org/athletes/5104433/San_Diego_St/Bonnie_Draxler.html





Bonnie Draxler goes 14-3.25


Dan Gagne set Bradley’s school record in the 1500 over the weekend with a 3:43.08. This converts to 4:00.92 for the full mile so he will be on the watch list next indoor season for a potential sub-4.


Hirsch 3:43.26 and Sandvold 3:47.67

Converts to 4:01.13 and 4:05.88 respectively.

Brown 1:48.72


Drake Relays

Russ Sandvold 13:57
Patrick Campbell 14:05
Dan Gagne 14:10

Hirsch was part of the 4x1600 that placed 2nd in 16:19


And Patrick Campbell set the Bradley school record in the 10,000 meters the same weekend in 29:26. Wauwatosa kids getting it done at Bradley.


I think the older sandvold coming on is a reminder of the potential of the younger one this track season. I thought he would be a dark horse in cross but our state had too many studs this year but based on his indoors success he may turn out to be a dark horse sub 410 miler (and potential winner if he stays in contact) and clearly is one of the favorites in the open 800