State track and field meet begins todayWisconsin Sports
-- The 117th Wisconsin state high school track-and-field meet, the oldest in the country, begins today in La Crosse.
LA CROSSE - The 117th Wisconsin state high school track-and-field meet, the oldest in the country, begins today in La Crosse.
Brookfield East, La Crosse Aquinas, and Rosholt are the defending boys’ champions in Divisions One, Two, and Three. Milwaukee Bradley Tech is going for its fourth straight Division 1 girls’ title, and Edgar is going for back-to-back team championships in Division-Three. Wrightstown is the defending girls’ Division 2 titlist. On the boys’ side, 12 individuals and seven relay teams are going for their second straight crowns. Twenty-one individual girls and 11 relay teams are back after winning gold medals a year ago.
Molly Seidel of the Hartland University Lake School will try to become only the second girl ever to win four consecutive state titles in two events. She’s the three-time defending champion and record-holder in both the 1600 and 3200-meter runs. Seidel made state history last fall, when she became only the second girl to win four individual state cross country titles. Her main competitor in the Division 3 races will be Spring Valley's Breanna Colbenson.
The state track meet runs through tomorrow at UW-La Crosse's Veterans Memorial Stadium.