WHS Grad Miranda Reynolds Earns Spot on UW-W Track & Field Roster

Whitewater’s Reynolds Earns Spot on 2021 UW-Whitewater Women’s Track and Field Roster

(UW-W press release) — Miranda Reynolds, a native of Whitewater, WI, and graduate of Whitewater High School, will compete for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s track and field team during the 2021 season, which begins this weekend.

Reynolds, a sophomore at UW-Whitewater, is majoring in mathematics.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s and women’s track and field teams begin an unprecedented season this Saturday at Kachel Fieldhouse with a dual meet against UW-Platteville, the program’s first of four dual meets this season and six competition dates.

The Warhawks will host five meets during the indoor season over the next five weeks. All home duals will be streamed online using StretchCast, YouTube and Facebook Live. Links will be available each week on the men’s and women’s track and field schedule pages.

Attendance at meets will be limited to participating coaches, student-athletes and meet personnel. Spectators will not be permitted to enter the building.

Both teams last competed in March 2020 during the indoor season. The men placed fourth and the women finished fifth at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Championships before the remainder of the season was canceled two weeks later.

Mike Johnson is in his 12th season as the head coach of the men’s program and his 10th year at the helm of the women’s program. He has led the Warhawks to 13 top-10 national finishes on the men’s side and four on the women’s side.

On the women’s side, several conference placers return in a variety of event groups.

Sophomore Sarah Niehueser (Fond du Lac, Wis./Winnebago Lutheran Academy) was the team’s top WIAC finisher in the 400-meter dash and 800-meter run, reaching the podium in the 400 with an eighth-place showing. Senior Jessie Braun (Wales, Wis./Kettle Moraine) placed fifth in the 3,000-meter run.

Niehueser returns along with sophomore Paige Fassbender (Slinger, Wis./Slinger) on the team’s top 4×400-meter relay, which finished fifth at the WIAC Championship in 2020. Braun, Fassbender and junior Kylie Jacobs (Watertown, Wis./Watertown) are back from the team’s fourth-place distance medley relay squad.

Sophomore Miranda Reynolds (Whitewater, Wis./Whitewater) is coming off a fourth-place conference showing in the high jump. Senior Shelby Nickels (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln) is the defending league champion in the long jump and a 2020 All-American thanks to qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championship in the event.

Junior Abigail Missiaen (Muskego, Wis./Muskego) reached the podium for the first time in her career in the pentathlon at the 2020 WIAC Indoor Championship. It was her fourth appearance on the conference podium for her career.

Senior Sydney Davidson (Elburn, Ill./Kaneland) is a past placer in pole vault, finishing eighth at the 2019 WIAC Indoor Championship.

Junior Morgan Huntley (Hillsboro, Wis./Hillsboro) is the team’s returning thrower. She qualified for last year’s conference indoor meet in the weight throw.

For more than 150 years, UW-Whitewater has provided students with the education and training to begin their careers with a solid foundation behind them. The UW-Whitewater is committed to the development of the individual, the growth of personal and professional integrity and respect for diversity and global perspectives. These are met by providing academic and co-curricular programs that emphasize the pursuit of knowledge and understanding and a commitment to service within a safe and secure environment.

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