NEKOOSA'S CLEARY WINS GOLD IN SHOT PUT, MOSINEE PICKS UP THREE MEDALS AT WIAA DIVISION 2 STATE TRACK
LA CROSSE – Nekoosa and Mosinee had multiple medalists at the 2021 WIAA Division 2 State Track & Field Championships on Friday at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Nekoosa’s Logan Cleary won the boys shot put with a toss of 55 feet, 10¾ inches, and was second in the discus with a throw of 155-10 to walk away with gold and silver medals.
Mosinee athletes walked away with three medals, with top-six finishes, and had a number of close misses.
The Indians’ top finish came from the boys 400-meter relay team of Drayton Lehman, Cyle Kowalski, Kyle Miller, and Evan Utphall, which finished second in 43.57 seconds.
Kate Fitzgerald took third in the girls 200 meters in 25.42 seconds, and Claire Selenske finished fourth in the girls 300 hurdles in 46.46 seconds to also earn medals for Mosinee.
Kowalski finished seventh in both the boys 100 (11.18) and long jump (20-8), and a pair of Mosinee girls relay teams also took seventh, just missing out on state medals.
The 800 girls relay team of Adalyn Lehman, Fitzgerald, Selenske and Kate Barrs ran in 1:46.39, and the 1,600 relay team of Sydney Leszczynski, Lehman, Selenske and Fitzgerald finished in 4:10.05.
Olivia Donohue finished 14th in the girls 3,200 in 12:51.00, Emily Wicklund was ninth in the girls high jump with a leap of 5-0, and the boys 1,600 relay team of Lehman, Logan Cychosz, Miller and Kowalski took 15th in 3:34.21.
Stratford’s Jaidyn Wright just missed a top-six spot and a state medal, finishing seventh in the girls triple jump with a leap of 35 feet, 6¾ inches.
The lone state representative for the Stratford boys, the 3,200-meter relay team, finished 12th. Elijah Lucio, Conner Weigel, Evan Danielson and Noah Lucio ran the 2-mile event in 8:29.72.
Neillsville’s Taytor Lowry walked away with a sixth-place medal in the boys 1,600, running in 4:25.18. He also placed 16th in the 800 in 2:12.08.
Teagen Dillenbeck missed out on qualifying for the boys 110 hurdles by just 3/100 of a second, taking 11th in 16.05. He also finished 12th in the long jump (19-11¾).
The Division 1 state meet is scheduled for Saturday.