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Middleton junior Zachary Leffel, left, and Peter Hoferle run to a first and second place finishes respectively in the Boys 3200 Meter Run event during the 7th annual Cardinal Relays meet at Middleton High School in Middleton, Wis. Friday, April 26, 2019. JOHN HART, STATE JOURNAL

The Big Eight Conference track and field meet scheduled for Friday, May 10 has been moved from Janesville’s Monterey Stadium to Madison La Follette.

La Follette now will serve as host at Lussier Stadium. 

La Follette was scheduled to play host to the meet next year but the venues were switched, said Madison Memorial athletic director Jeremy Schlitz, the Madison school district athletic director and Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association president.

The Janesville track has been undergoing repair and resurface and the decision was made to flip years for the hosts, Schlitz said Monday.

Moves within Madison West athletics

Sayhra Schiro has been helping Madison West’s athletics office with day-to-day operations while Regents athletic director Devon Peterson is on a medical leave.

Madison West principal Karen Boran and Schlitz, as district athletic director, are providing supervisory assistance. 

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On Wednesday, it was announced that Alicia Pelton will serve as the substitute athletic director until Peterson returns. 

Boran sent a message to the West community: "We want to thank Sayhra Schiro for helping us in the short term with West athletics during our Athletic Director’s medical leave. 

"Sayhra will support the transition to our substitute Athletic Director, Alicia Pelton, over the next week to continue the day-to-day operations as needed to avoid any disruption in communication.  We want to thank Alicia Pelton for stepping in to this role effective Wednesday, May 1st.

"Alicia Pelton has worked with MMSD the past two years as coordinator of MMSD coaches professional development, and has served as a resource and mentor for Devon over this school year. 

"She will continue to develop and implement Ms. Peterson's systems and approach while she is out on a medical leave. Alicia has committed to fulfilling this role until Devon returns. She will receive in-building support from West athletic, administrative, and coaching staff to continue to provide great service to our student athletes, athletic department, and Madison West community.

"The coaches will continue to support our athletes, and District Athletic Director, Jeremy Schlitz, will continue to support the West athletic department as we complete the spring season. I will communicate updates regarding Devon’s status as soon as that information becomes available."


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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.