SPORTS NEWS

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.

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Sawyer, Neal leave state on medal stand

By RICK SOLEM
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Central Sawyer Smith finished up his high school career with a pair of third-place finishes at the WIAA Division 1 track and field meet.

Smith, who is headed to the University of Wisconsin on a half-scholarship to become a decathlete, finished third in both the long jump and 400-meter dash.

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UW-L men win it all, women take two events

By RICK SOLEM
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The men earned a Division III national title as a team, and a pair of relay teams won national titles for the women.

The UW-La Crosse men’s track and field team has won the Division III National Championship … again.

For the 12th time – the most by any Division III school in history – the Eagles have finished champions. Saturday, UW-L edged out UW-Eau Claire by two points to win it all at Roger Harring Stadium.

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UW-L looks for national titles

By RICK SOLEM
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The UW-La Crosse men's and women's track and field teams are ranked Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, heading into today's Division III national championships.

The events begin at 2 p.m. today and tomorrow and begin at 12:35 p.m. Saturday. They take place at UW-La Crosse’s Veterans Memorial Field.

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