Logan relay state champs...again

By RICK SOLEM
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It’s hard to say what was more dramatic for the Logan High School girls 800-meter relay team.

They repeated as state champs. Probably a sigh of relief after they were were three-tenths of a second from not making the Division 1 WIAA State Track and Field finals after a 10th-place preliminary race.

If that wasn't nerve wracking enough, they were a blink of an eye 

Three-tenths of a second slower and they’re not in the finals. But they were a blink of an eye ... or less from winning the title.

Saturday, at UW-La Crosse’s Veterans Memorial Complex, the Rangers repeated as state champions by nine-thousandths of a second.

The team of freshmen Kemmesha Thomas, Ashley Sprain and sophomores Tore Washa and Chloe Malin led Logan to a state championship in 1-minute, 43.22-seconds, edging out Wisconsin Lutheran by those thousands of a second. Phew.

Those four also broke a 2008 school record in the 400 relay, in which they finished seventh (49.73).

For Holmen, sophomore Danielle Kohlwey’s future looks bright. The sophomore finished third in the 300 hurdles (47.23), where a state record was broken (43.04) and fourth in the 100 hurdles (15.11).

Kohlwey went to state as a freshman in the 100 hurdles and finished sixth (14.93).

 

WIAA STATE TRACK AND FIELD

at Veteran's Memorial Complex

LOCAL FINISHES (and top finisher)

DIVISION 1

GIRLS

HIGH JUMP

1. Khadiya Hollingsworth (Brookfield East, soph.), 15. Carly Morris (Logan soph.) 5-0.

POLE VAULT

1. Rayce Albino (New Berlin West, soph.) 12-3, DNQ. Emma Madsen (Holmen sr.).

100 HURDLES

1. Danielle Riggin (Kenosha Tremper, jr.) 14.23, 4. Danielle Kohlwey (Holmen soph.) 15.11.

300 HURDLES

1. Valerie Thames (Milwaukee Riverside, sr.) 43.04 (state record), 3. Danielle Kohlwey (Holmen soph.) 44.98.

400 RELAY

1. Milwaukee King, 48.51, 7. Logan, 1:43.26. (Thomas, Washa, Sprain, Malin) 49.73.

800 RELAY

1. Logan (Thomas, Sprain, Washa, Malin) 1:43.22, 2. Wisconsin Lutheran, 1:43.31.

1,600 RELAY

1. Milwaukee Riverside, 3:52.82, DNQ, Logan.

3,200 RELAY

1. Neenah, 9:23.63, 22. Central, 9:46.05.

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