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Webster nearly leads SV boys to sectional title

Zac Webster crash lands in the triple jump pit.1 / 2
Elaina Danzinger runs a leg of the 3200-meter relay.2 / 2

COLFAX - By winning three sectional titles Spring Valley's Zac Webster nearly led his team to the title Thursday in the WIAA Division 3 Colfax Sectional.

Webster won all the jumping events, the long, triple and high with marks of 20-1, 44-10 and 6-2. Spring Valley tied with Eau Claire Regis for second with 52 points, one behind champion Chippewa Falls McDonell.

Valley also qualified for state Julian Manley, fourth in both the 1600 and 3200-meter runs, Tyler O'Keefe, fourth in the 400 and their 1600-meter relay which placed third.

SV's Breanna Colbenson did her part to help her team take sixth. She won title sin both the 1600 and 3200-meter runs and was the anchor for the Valley girls' 3200-meter relay squad as they won a title too in 10:02.66.

Also going to state for the Spring Valley girls is Sam O'Brien, finishing second in the 100-meter dash and Sara King, fourth in the 800.

Elmwood/Plum City's girls finished sixth as well. Their 800-meter relay team of Jessica Olson, Kaitlyn Lee, Sarah Gilles and Marah Boyer won first place and Elaina Danzinger won the sectional title in the 800. EPC also qualified their 1600 and 3200-meter relay teams and Gilles in the 300-meter low hurdles where she placed second.

EPC's boys will have a presence at state. They won 1600-meter relay and finished third in the 3200. Seth Jones, part of the winning 1600 team, qualified individually by placing fourth in the 800. EPC finished ninth in the boys' team standings.

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