Athletics
Sports

Track and Field

Head Coach: Mathew Peter (STM '14)
Assistant Coaches: Griffin Loehner (STM ’08), Drew Wilson, Bob Teske, Brooklynn Kolar, John Paul Kowalski (STM '21)

Q&A with Coach Dan Steffes (TM ’03)

List of 4 items.

  • How can 8th graders prepare to join your program?

    Most students come in to high school with little or no knowledge of track & field. That’s okay! We work with each athlete to determine what events they will succeed in and enjoy. There is something for everyone in track & field — no prior experience is necessary. To get ready for track & field, my best advice is to play other sports in the fall and winter, or spend some time working with Coach Litscher and Coach Fricke in our Fitness Center.
  • What is one thing you hope athletes take away from a season with you?

    I hope that athletes take away a sense of responsibility to their teammates. Track & field is often seen as an individual sport, and that is largely true, but there is something special that happens when athletes across different events really get together to support each other and compete for each other. Most of my favorite track & field experiences are tied to team accomplishments, not individual honors.
  • Why do you love coaching at STM?

    I love coaching at STM because our students are respectful, coachable, and they know how to have fun while working hard.
  • How would you describe the atmosphere and fellowship among your players?

    The track & field program is built differently than most sports at STM. Each event group practices together — sprints, throws, distance, pole vault, hurdles, and jumps. Boys and girls, varsity and JV all practice together. Athletes can practice with different event groups on different days, sometimes finishing the season with a completely different group than the one they started with. Track & field athletes will tell you that one of the best things about the sport is the team atmosphere that exists at meets. Our athletes support each other, cheer each other on, and we don’t look at ourselves as the boys’ team or the girls’ team — we are the St. Thomas More Track & Field Team.

WIAA State Meet Finalists

List of 17 items.

  • 2023

    Brian Bowman (STM '25), High Jump, 10th
    Hannah Johansen (STM '25), Long Jump, 13th
  • 2021

    Conrad Charles (STM ’22), 100m Dash, 6th
    Jahdiel Lafontaine (STM ’21), Long Jump, 15th
  • 2018

    Gabby Kennedy (STM ’18), Pole Vault, T-4th
  • 2017

    Gabby Kennedy (STM ’18), Pole Vault, 6th
  • 2015

    Thomas Kennedy (STM ’15), Pole Vault, T-14th
    Gabby Kennedy (STM ’18), Pole Vault
  • 2014

    Mathew Peter (STM ’14), 110m High Hurdles, 2nd
    Maria Missurelli (STM ’14), Pole Vault, 6th
    Thomas Kennedy (STM ’15), Pole Vault
  • 2013

    Mathew Peter (STM ’14), 110m High Hurdles, 3rd
    Maria Missurelli (STM ’14), Pole Vault, 12th
  • 2012

    Stephanie Piparo (STM ’12), Pole Vault, T-8th
    Kyle Parnau (STM ’12), Pole Vault, 10th
  • 2011

    Stephanie Piparo (STM ’12), Pole Vault, 8th
  • 2009

    Aaron Loferski (STM ’09), 110m High Hurdles, 2nd
    Aaron Loferski (STM ’09), 300m Intermediate Hurdles, 10th
  • 2008

    Aaron Loferski (STM ’09), 300m Intermediate Hurdles, 7th
  • 2007

    Nick Szczech (TM ’07), 1600m Run, 1st
    Nick Szczech (TM ’07), 3200m Run, 1st
    Adam Loferski (TM ’07), 400m Dash, 12th
  • 2006

    Nick Szczech (TM ’07), 1600m Run, 3rd
    Roberto Flores (TM ’07), Triple Jump, 7th
    Sarah Cawley (TM ’07), Triple Jump, 13th
    Sarah Cawley (TM ’07), Long Jump, 14th
    Nick Szczech (TM ’07), 3200m Run, 15th
    Roberto Flores (TM ’07), Long Jump
  • 2005

    Matt Krimmer (TM ’05), Long Jump, 2nd
    Sarah Cawley (TM ’07), Triple Jump, 8th
    Jordan Wentland (TM ’05), 200m Dash, 9th
    Nick Szczech (TM ’07), 3200m Run, 9th
    Matt Krimmer (TM ’05), Jordan Wentland (TM ’05), Kyle Szukalski (TM ’07), Roberto Flores (TM ’07), 4x100m Relay, 15th
    Matt Krimmer (TM ’05), Jordan Wentland (TM ’05), Kyle Szukalski (TM ’07), Roberto Flores (TM ’07), 4x200m Relay, 13th
  • 2004

    Mike Laabs (TM ’05), Triple Jump, 3rd
    Ryan Sura (TM ’04), 800m Run, 13th
    Moises Gomez (TM ’04), Tyler Haug (TM ’04), Ryan Sura (TM ’04), Mike Laabs (TM ’05), 4 x 400m Relay, 16th
  • 2003

    Mallory Stiglitz (TM ’03), Shot Put, 12th
  • 2001

    Matt Engelhardt (TM ’02), High Jump

Team Accolades

Season: Spring

Conference Champions: 1976 (Boys), 1981 (Boys), 2013 (Girls), 2023 (Boys), 2023 (Girls)

Regional Champions: 2003 (Boys), 2004 (Boys), 2023 (Boys), 2023 (Girls)

State Champions: 1981 (Boys)
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