LA CROSSE — Waterloo junior Christi Forman earned a pair of Top 10 finishes in the girls 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs to lead the Pirates at the WIAA Division 3 State Track & Field Championships on Friday and Saturday.
Forman placed eighth in the girls 1,600 meter run on Friday in 5:22.48, which was nearly three seconds better than her seed time out of the Princeton sectional. She took ninth in the 3,200 on Saturday in 11:59.05.
“She PRd by three seconds (in the mile),” said Waterloo track and field coach Shane Seefeld. “We were hoping to get a couple more seconds out of it but the place would have been the same anyway, so that was phenomenal. She was happy with that. She got her name read off (during the awards presentation), which was good.”
Waterloo senior Spencer Noel competed in the boys 300 intermediate hurdle trials on Friday and finished 14th with a time of 43.89. He cleared 12 feet in the pole vault on Saturday and finished 13th.
“Spencer was just really happy to get here,” Seefeld said. “He had a nice race that didn’t quite go the way we wanted it to. Spencer got in here at 12 feet in the pole vault. There are a lot of really talented people here in Division 3. It gets pretty tough pretty fast with Dodgeland being here. It’s good to have him here.”
Sophomore Brooke Mosher, who earned an extra qualifier berth out of the Princeton sectional with a 5-foot clearance in the high jump, cleared 4-10 at the state meet on Saturday and finished 17th.
“Brooke was in the thick of it and just couldn’t quite get everything working at the same time,” Seefeld said. “But she got the experience of being here. She’s a sophomore. We’ll learn from that.”
Sophomore Brenen Skalitzky ran in the slow heat of the 800-meter run on Saturday and finished 13th overall in 2:03.75. He ran with Dodgeland sophomore Evan Finger on the first lap before Finger pulled away from the field.
“Brandon running with Evan is good,” Seefeld said. “They ran side-by-side with each other (at the sectional).”