Freier, relays lead county qualifiers for state track meet from D-2 sectional
BLOOMER - Ellsworth's Brett Freier won two titles at the WIAA Division 2 Bloomer Track and Field Sectional Friday.
Freier won both hurdle races. He took first in the 110-meter high hurdles in :15.01 seconds and he was first in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in a time of :40.77 seconds.
Pierce County will have two girl's relay teams in Division 2 state meet next weekend in La Crosse. Prescott's 3200-meter relay team took third in a time of 10:10.57. Team members are Amanda Murphy, Annika Carlson, Savana Stuhl and Alysse Lewis. Ellsworth's 800-meter relay team of Olivia Helmer, Lily Huber, Haley Larson and Joanne Lanegran finished fourth in a time of 1:49.96.
The only other official individual qualifier from the county was Prescott's Jack Geiger. He finiswhed fourth in the 800-meter run in 2:01.94.
Prescott could have additional state qualifiers if they meet criteria, such Pat Ballosh, who finished fifth in the 200-meter dash and in the 400-meter dash. Geiger could also qualify in the 400 as he took sixth place. PHS's boys' 1600-meter relay team finished sixthand has a chance to qualify as well. PHS's Garrett Ryan also placed sixth in the discus.