List Repeats as USATF Wisconsin 15/16 Decathlon Champion

June 11, 2016

Entering his third season of “swimming with the Sharks”, John List (16) of Cottage Grove and Monona Grove High School, repeated as the 15/16 age group Decathlon gold medalist at the USATF Wisconsin District Championships held June 9th & 10th, 2016 at Carroll University in Waukesha. John dominated the 10 event discipline with a total score of 5159 points; a point total not seen at this meet since the late 1990’s when the Sharks own Jason, Ryan, and Andrew Koch roamed the practice fields at Madison Lafollette High School. John won two of five events on day one, and all five events on day two of the two day competition. More importantly, in keeping with Coach Chuck’s philosophy of “work towards personal improvement and the winning will take care of itself”, the biggest victory is that John posted personal records in the 100M dash (11.58 seconds), Long Jump (19’-8”), Shot Put (36’-9”), 110M High Hurdles (16.00 seconds), Pole Vault (9’-4”), and Javelin (140’-9”), and increased his point total by 869 points from his 2015 victory. Congratulations to John as he moves on to challenge the best 15/16 decathletes from Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska at the USATF Region 8 Qualifier at Minnesota State Mankato on July 7th and 8th.

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