More county athletes qualify for finals at state track meet, Colbenson 2nd in the 3200Friday's action at the WIAA State Track and Field meet at Veterans Memorial Stadium wrapped up with more Pierce County athletes qualifying for Saturday's finals in several events
LA CROSSE - Friday's action at the WIAA State Track and Field meet at Veterans Memorial Stadium wrapped up with more Pierce County athletes qualifying for Saturday's finals in several events.
Elmwood/Plum City will have another relay team competing today as their 1600-meter quartet of Heather Von Holtum, Elaina Danzinger, Sarah Gilles and Becky Hartung finished sixth in the prelims with a time of 4:10.17.
Also making it was Ellsworth's Lydia Kuhl in the 300-meter low hurdles. She finished ninth in the prelims in a time of :47.11 seconds.
Spring Valley's Breanna Colbenson ran her first race of the meet last night in the 3200-meter run. She ran a season-best time of 11:01.48 but again Hartland University Lake School's Molly Seidel stole the show as she beat her own state record with a first place time of 10:21.93.
Both Spring Valley and EPC are tied for seventh in the Division 3 girls' standings with eight points each. Ellsworth is 18th in the boys' D-2 standings with four points. PHS has one point in the girls D-2 standings and is in 30th place.
Prescott's Matt Pechacek ran in the 800-meter run last night and just missed scoring a point, finishing in ninth at 1:56.47. He also be running in with PHS's 3200-meter relay team today.
Also competing today will be Danzinger in the 800, Ellsworth's Alex Campbell in the long jump and high jump; Ellsworth's Abbey Ristow in the discus and her teammate Olivia Helmer in the triple jump; EPC's 800 and 1600 relay teams; EPC Seth Jones and Spring Valley's Tyler O'Keefe in the 400; Colbenson in the 800 and 1600-meter runs, Prescott's Victoria Simones in the 1600 and Spring Valley's Conner Sieracki in the 3200-meter run.
Jones finished 11th in the 800 last evening in 2:01.87. EPC's girls' 400-meter relay team finished 14th in :52.54 seconds and Sarah Gilles and Jessica Olson finished 12th and 14th respectively in the 300-meter low hurdle prelims with times of :49.42 and :50.30.