D2 state track future looks bright

By RICK SOLEM
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The theme for the area’s girls in Division 2 Track And Field Championships could be “repeat offenders” or “defenders” in the case of Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School’s Annalese Lamke.

The sophomore could make her home atop the podium at Veteran’s Memorial Complex after a state championship in the shot put (41 feet, 3 inches) on Friday.

Saturday, she was up there again, with a third-place finish in the discus (120-0). Sheboygan Falls senior Genevieve Gates won the disc (126-8).

Lamke came in fifth in the shot last year.

Continuing the theme, when Jaali Parrish’s career is all said and done, she should be quite used to the podium at the WIAA State Track and Field Championships.

The sophomore was on the podium three times. She finished second in the 200 in 25.74 seconds, fifth in the 100 (12.8) and fifth in the 400 (58.49).

Parrish finished .17 seconds behind 200 champion Osceola junior Aimee Rice-Strand.

Parrish’s teammate, Lyssa Veres, a senior, finished fourth in the pole vault (10-feet) and sixth in the 100 hurdles (15.72).

Arcadia’s Samantha Hoesley, Eve Kramer, Grace Backes and Hillary Filla finished the runners-up in the 800 relay (1:45.23), just .08 seconds from a state championship. Lakeside Lutheran won it in 1:45.15.

WIAA STATE TRACK AND FIELD

at Veteran's Memorial Complex

LOCAL FINISHES (and top finisher)

DIVISION 2

GIRLS

HIGH JUMP

1. Taylor Stanek (Dodge, soph.) 5-4, 12. Grace Backes (Arcadia jr.) 5-0.

SHOT PUT

1. Annalese Lamke (G-E-T soph.) 41-3, 13. Megan Gunderson (Aquians, soph.) 34-10¼.

DISCUS

1. Genevieve Gates (Sheboygan Falls, sr.) 126-8, 3. Annalese Lamke (G-E-T, soph.) 120-0.

POLE VAULT

1. Bonnie Draxler (Wrightstown, jr.) t-4. Lyssa Veres (Viroqua sr.) 10-0.

TRIPLE JUMP

1. Morgan Johnson (Hayward, jr.) 36-5½, 12.  Meg Sill (G-E-T sr.) 34-2¼.

100 HURDLES

1. Megan Linse (Jefferson, sr.) 15.08, 6. Lyssa Veres (Viroqua, sr.) 15.72.

300 HURDLES

1. Tess Nelson (Nortwestern, sr.) 46.2, DNQ.  Pamela Fuchsel (Aquinas, soph.).

100

1. Bonnie Draxler (Wrightstown, jr.) 12.57, 5. Jaali Parrish (Viroqua, soph.) 12.8.

200

1. Aimee Rice-Strand (Osceola, jr.) 25.57, 2. Jaali Parrish (Viroqua soph.) 25.74.

400

1. Bonnie Draxler (Wrightstown, jr.) 56.19, 5. Jaali Parrish (Viroqua, soph.) 58.49.

800

1. Rachel Atchinson (East Troy, sr.) 2:14.44, 11. Allyson Daines (Westby, sr.) 2:21.73.

400 RELAY

1. Brookfield Academy 49.25 (state record), 10. Arcadia 52.47.

800 RELAY

1. Lakeside Lutheran, 1:45.15, 2. Arcadia (Hoesley, Kramer, Backes, Filla) 1:45.23.

1,600 RELAY

1. East Troy, 3:58.45, 10. Arcadia 4:09.91.

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