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By Marie Perry
Communications Director for the School District of Belleville 

Annual Raider Invite Prepares to Welcome Alumni of 50 Years


May 5, 2022

A 1937 aerial view of the track in Belleville from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The Sugar River and Wildcats Track and Field is preparing to host the 25th Annual Raider Invite in a special way this year by hosting an alumni reunion celebrating 50 years of this sport in Belleville on May 13, 2022.

The history of Track and Field as a sport in Belleville is both long and short in that it was established in 1928, but as small communities faced the challenges of the Great Depression, sporting opportunities came to a crashing halt for youth across America, and Belleville's track and field program was one that illustrated this hardship.

It was not until the mid 1950's that a...

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