Athletes from McFarland High School and Monona Grove High School competed in the WIAA Track and Field State Championships in La Crosse last weekend. Division 2 teams competed on Friday, June 25, with Division 1 competing on Saturday, June 26.
In Division 2, McFarland freshman Andrew Kelly finished in eighth place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.23 seconds. Luke Vance of G-E-T won the event with a time of 10.93.
McFarland senior Samatha Pili finished in sixth place in the pole vault with a height of 10 feet. Annie Murphy of Big Foot took first place with a height of 12 feet.
In Division 1, Monona Grove sophomore Brady Voss finished in 18th with a time of 52.92 in the 400-meter dash. Zachary Zenner of Oconomowoc won the event with a time of 48.88.
In the pole vault, senior Evan Klinkner of Monona Grove finished in 11th place with a height of 13 feet. Monona Grove senior Quentin Simmons also competed, but failed to record a height. The Division 2 boys pole vault champion was Evan Bartelsen of Arrowhead, who recorded a height of 15 feet and six inches.
Senior Zoe Jenks-Recker reacts to clearing the bar in the pole vault. Jenks-Recker finished the event in fourth place with a height of 12 feet.
For the girls, Monona Grove senior Zoe Jenks-Recker finished in fourth place in the pole vault with a height of 12 feet. Arrowhead’s Julia Moore won the event with a height of 12 feet and eight inches.
Senior Peighton Nelson of Monona Grove finished in 21st in the 800-meter with a time of two minutes and 26.30 seconds. Lydia Malecek of Onalaska took first with a time of 2:11.36.
Sophomore Madeline Hogan of Monona Grove finished in fourth place with a time of 15.14 in the 100-meter hurdles. Fond du Lac’s Sydney Arndt took first with a blistering time of 14.48.
Hogan competed in the 400-meter, placing in seventh with a time of 1:00.58. Chippewa Falls’ Brooklyn Sandvig’s time of 58.57 beat out the competition.
Hogan also competed in the 200 meter-dash, finishing in eighth place with a time of 26.74. Jetta Mays of Wauwatosa East ran to a first-place finish with a time of 24.59.
The Division 2 girls title went to Freedom, and D.C. Everest won the Division 1 girls event. For the boys, Division 2 was won by Lodi and Arrowhead won the Division 1 title.