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Webster places second in two events at state track, Freier, Gilles also place

LA CROSSE - Spring Valley's Zac Webster nabbed silver medals in two events and helped SVHS's 1600-meter relay team also place in the WIAA State Track and Field Meet yesterday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Webster finished second in both the high jump and long jump. Webster and Princeton/Green Lake's Jordan Wesner cleared 6-4 in the high jump and could not get past 6-6. But Wesner had fewer misses at 6-4 and thus the tie-breaker over Webster. In the long jump, Webster best mark was at 21-11 on his last attempt in the finals. However, Kristian Welch of Iola-Scandinavia beat that on his final attempt in the finals with a leap of 22-2 to finish in first place.

Valley's 4x400-meter relay team of Webster, Tyler O'Keefe, Devin Larson and Jacob Reilly finished in the eighth place with a time of 3:37.36. Iola-Scandinavia won in a time of 3:25.25.  The Cardinals' points totaled up to 27, good for fourth place and one of the best showings for the school in state meet history. Chippewa Falls McDonell held off a late charge by Marathon and Darlington to place first with 40 points followed by Marathon 38 and Darlington 30. 

Spring Valley's Aidan Manley finished 13th in the 3200-meter run.

Also placing in the state meet were Ellsworth's Brett Freier and Elmwood/Plum City's Sarah Gilles.

Gilles finished eighth in the 300-meter low hurdles in a time of :48.65. She also finished 10th in the 100-meter high hurdles.

Freier was sixth in the 110-meter hurdles in :15.15 seconds hurdles and 10th in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles.