Three Compete at State
The 2015 track and field season came to an end at the State Meet on the UW-LaCrosse track. The weekend started out with Keagen Stonewerth competing in the pole vault. Keagen jumped well, clearing 13' 9" in the vault. Stonewerth made the podium with a 4th place finish. Sarah Ziolkowski toed the line Friday morning for her race in the 1600m. She was in contention for a medal in the top six before eventually fading to a 9th place finish overall with a time of 5:17.99. Kailey Reynolds had a busy day on Friday with prelims in the 100m and 200m, as well as the long jump competition. Kailey placed third in her heat prelims for the 100m, and then she jumped 16' 8.5" in prelims for the long jump to advance to the finals in both events. She finished 13th overall in the 200m. She returned for finals of the long jump, going 16' 11" in finals. That was good enough to place 8th overall. Saturday brought the finals of the 100m dash. She had a much better start on day two and finished 4th to make the awards stand. Whether it was coming in at 6:30 in the morning to lift weights all year long or logging over 200 miles running in the summer and countless more in sub-zero temperatures during the winter, Keagen, Sarah, and Kailey all put in the time and effort to have their chance to be the best.