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Andrew Kelley, Samantha Pili will represent McFarland track at state

McFarland track and field competed at the Whitewater Division 2 Sectional on Thursday, June 17

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Freshman Andrew Kelley, left, took third place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.52 seconds. With the third-place finish, Kelley earned a trip to state.

Members of the McFarland track and field team competed at the Whitewater Division 2 Sectional, held on Thursday, June 17.

Freshman Andrew Kelley secured a trip to state with a third-place finish in the boys’ 100-meter dash with a time of 11.52 seconds. Senior Samantha Pili qualified for the state tournament in the pole vault with a height of 10 feet, taking third place.

In the boys 800-meter, senior Ryan Olsen took eighth with a time of 2:04.98, earning a personal record (PR).

Junior Matthew Miller earned a PR and a ninth-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.64.

The boys 4x100 team of Kelley, junior Aidan Pyper, freshman Cade Korth and sophomore Brandon Dyer-Ysaguirre ran to an eighth-place finish with a time of 45.75. In a dead heat, Lake Mills’ time of 44.39 took first.

Kelley, Pyper, Korth and Dyer-Ysaguirre also ran in the 4x200, taking fifth with a time of one minute and 34.60 seconds.

Senior Bryce Taylor took 11th place in the shot put event with a mark of 43 feet and six inches. Taylor also competed in the discus throw, earning a PR mark of 126 feet and one inch.

Senior Elijah Newman competed in the pole vault, but did not record a registered height.

For the girls, freshman Emily Sprang took 10th place in the 800-meter dash with a time of 2:39.55.

In the girls 1600-meter, senior Lillian Grossman finished in 10th with a time of 5:57.08, and junior Lilly Innes finished 13th in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 52.60.

The girls 4x200 relay team of senior Elizabeth Maly, sophomore Ella Lodewyk, freshman Chloerissa Johnson and senior Chloe Dettmers finished in 12th with a time of 1:55.33.

Maly, Sprang, Johnson and Innes took 15th in the girls’ 4x400 with a time of 4:31.94.

Madison Edgewood won the girls competition with 54 points. Lodi took first place in the boys competition with 72 points.

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