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Badger Track Club wins bid to host 2019 USATF National Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships

We are proud to announce that yesterday the Badger Track club won the bid for the 2019  USATF National Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships.  
The bid was presented and voted upon at the USATF National Meeting in Columbus Ohio.  The meet will be held at the Yahara Hills Golf course in Madison Wisconsin in December of 2019.  The meet has never been held in Wisconsin and winning the bid yesterday was a historic event not only for the Badger Track Club but the Wisconsin USATF association as well.  Special thanks to Jamie Patrick the Vice President of the Madison Area Sports Commission.  Jamie and his staff were instrumental in bringing this to Madison.  

Coach Scott Brinen is working with the Paralympic community and USATF to also bring the first National Paralympic Cross Country meet to Madison Wisconsin to be held immediately after the Junior Olympic National Championships.  

Last Chance to Sign-up for the USATF Cross Country Association meet at UW-Parkside on Sunday November 5th

This is the last chance to sign your child up for the USATF Wisconsin Association Cross Country Meet at UW-Parkside in Kenosha on Sunday November 5th.  We currently have 9 members of the club signed up to run.  Our boys 13-14 age group currently has 4 athletes and is looking for one more member to make a full team.  With 5 runners they would be eligible to qualify as a team for the nationals.  If you have a child who is interested in competing please contact me ASAP so we can arrange to get you signed up. Email me at  The weather is supposed to be in the mid 50’s on Sunday so it should be a great day to race!!

NOTE: There is an open race as well, you would just need to be a registered USATF athlete to compete.

-Coach Scott

Badger Track Club Cross Country Series Information

Badger Track Club Cross Country Series


Location: Elver Park

Date: October 19th-November 20th

Time: 5pm-6pm Mondays and Thursdays

This series will teach your child beginner and advanced Cross Country running, racing and will prepare them for the following championship races:

2017 Wisconsin Association Cross Country Championships in Kenosha at UW-Parkside November 5th    

2017 Footlocker Midwest Championships at UW Parkside November 25th.

This series will cover an introduction to Cross Country for beginners, as well as advanced training techniques like fartlek, interval and tempo running.  Athletes will be put into 2 different groups depending on what level you choose on the sign up form.  This will also build a bridge for the indoor track season and the Wisconsin USATF regional in February 2018.

The new Badger Track Club Tech shirt will be given to each participant

Ages 7-18 years old.

Cost: $60

Cross Country Series Sign-up

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Kate Aman-Lavicky wins 8 year old girls Dodgeville Middle School Invitational

Kate Aman-Lavicky won her age division at the Dodgeville Middle School Invitational on September 11, 2017.  This was her first cross country race and she took the lead halfway through and never looked back.  Kate competed in the 800M and 1500M for Badger Track Club this summer in her first season.  Great Job Kate keep it up!!!  Click HERE for results


Jayquan Jaeger competes in the Adaptive Sports Junior Nationals in Middleton Wisconsin

The Adaptive Sports Junior Nationals were held in Middleton in July. The Junior Nationals is the oldest continuously held competitive sports event for junior athletes (ages 7 to 22) with physical disabilities in North America. Jayquan Jaeger who competed for Badger Track Club, competed in long jump and shot put. He long jumped 2.18 meters and threw the shot 5.12m. He won his division in both events. Great Job Jayquan!




Christian Jaeger runs 17:10.34 at Verona Invitational 5K

In his first high school cross country race Christian Jaeger ran 17:10.34!  You have a bright future ahead keep working buddy!!

Today’s Verona Meet Info

The open race today that our club can compete in is a 5k distance and is at 12:20.  In order to race you must sign a waiver before at the concession stand.  All of the information is HERE See you there!


I hope everyone had a great summer!!  Several of you have contacted me about opportunities for Cross Country this fall.  Since this will be our first official Cross Country season I wanted to get a note out with some updates.  

Middle School
-I recommend you sign up for whatever program your middle school has.  Their program will give you opportunities to train a few days a week as well as race once a week when the season starts.  If you cannot make the training schedule during the week but can make the races just tell the coach that.  If they balk at that have them email coach Scott at and I will talk to them.  I’ll put a workout program together for you to get you in shape for the races!
-We will have some opportunities for racing outside of your school schedule which I will communicate via this news letter.
-Beginners- 2 to 3 times a week 15 minutes running is a great start to the season
-Intermediate Every other day 20 minutes
-Advanced 5 days a week 20 minutes a day, strides Weekend Group Runs with the Club (On weekends To Be announced)

High School
-Again, sign up for whatever program your high school offers.
-We will have opportunities after the season to compete in some races as well.

-Keep doing whatever training and racing your doing.  If you are road racing it will translate directly to cross country.  I will have some group runs available to do some extra work, Elver Hills, Arboretum, Military Ridge Tempo running…etc (NOTE:Anyone can come to the group runs including kids.  I may be the only person\coach there and I will be participating in the runs so make sure a parent is with them or they are ok doing the run without supervision)

If you do NOT have a Badger Track Club t-shirt or singlet and want one, please contact me with your size and I will order one.  T-shirts are $10 and Singlets are $15.


Racing Opportunities
I will add to this list weekly as I find them but here is what I know as of today.
1. Verona High School Cross Country Open free Cross Country Race Sept 2nd 10am Is when the High School races start and after they are complete there  is an open cross country race for all ages. ADULTS and KIDS can race for FREE   This would be a great opener for your Middle school child and a cool one for you adults who are interested.  YOU WILL NEED TO SIGN A WAIVER AT THE COURSE BEFORE YOU RUN.
2.  Indian Lake Trail Run  October 7th This would also be a great fun run on some very cool terrain
3. USATF Wisconsin Assoc Cross Country Championships in Kenosha WI November 5th.  This is a qualifier for the USATF National Cross Country meet.  I’ll get more info out as we get closer to this date.  Please put this date in your calender.  The Kenosha Parkside course is very cool.  The distances depending on age will be 2k, 3k, 4k, 5k
Badger Track Club Fall Cross Country Program

Date\Time: TBD  
Location: Elver Park 

This will start as soon as the Middle School season ends.  I don’t have a schedule for the Madison schools yet.  When I get that I’ll start working on the dates and get a sign-up and cost on the website.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who’s participated in Badger Track Club this year.  It’s been a pleasure to be part of it and i’m very excited to see the program growing.  I have lot’s of stuff planned for the future and can’t wait to see everyone continue to grow in this progarm!  Please follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as that’s the quickest way to get info from us!
-Scott Brinen

Starting this week practice will be held at Edgewood High School and will run from 6-7:30 PM!

Second half of the season reminders!

Starting this week practice will be held at Edgewood High School and will run from 6-7:30 PM!

Edgewood High School Track

  • 2219 Monroe St, Madison
  • Remember please only bring water, no colored beverages to practice.

Day 3 Badger Track Club Summer Series 2017

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