HS TRACK MEET

Tremper’s Maddy Troy, left, shown competing March 16, won three sectional titles Thursday.

Tremper junior Maddy Troy failed to make it three straight medals in the Division-1 long jump at the WIAA State Track and Field Meet.

But she’s still alive in two other events.

Troy finished a disappointing 18th in the long jump Friday but placed fourth in both the 100- and 200-meter dash preliminaries at UW-La Crosse’s Veterans Memorial Stadium to advance to today’s finals.

As a freshman, Troy was third in the long jump, second in the 100 dash and sixth in the 200 dash.

She placed sixth in the long jump last year but failed to qualify for the finals in either the 100 or 200 dash.

This year, she got through in both dashes.

In the 100 dash, Troy placed second in the second heat and fourth overall with a time of 11.78 seconds. Milwaukee King junior Amari Brown, the defending champion in the 200 dash, had the top preliminary time in the 100 dash, posting an 11.78 in the third heat.

Troy raced against Brown in the third heat in the 200 dash and finished second — and fourth overall — in 24.73.

Brown also had the fastest time in the 200 dash preliminaries, clocking in at 23.8.

Troy did not have the same success in the long jump.

After faulting on her first attempt, she posted a mark of 16 feet, 5 inches on her second. But she faulted on her third try to place 18th.

Indian Trail senior Alicia Jones, meanwhile, finished 12th in the long jump with a mark of 16-111/4. That came on her third attempt after she faulted on her first two.

Madison East senior Parker Buske claimed the Division-1 long jump title with a mark of 18-91/2.

Jones was also part of Indian Trail’s 800 relay team that qualified for today’s finals.

Along with sophomore Simone Carmickle, junior Abby Giese and senior Rachel Castelli, the Hawks placed third in the first heat in 1:44.51 to nab the 10th and final qualifying spot in the finals.

Nicolet’s Ituoghirisic Igori, Reese Parish, Kynnedi Malone and Destiny Huven ran in the second heat and had the top preliminary time of 1:41.78.

Carmickle, Jones and Castelli, along with junior Kenna Modory, also qualified for state in the 400 relay but placed 13th in preliminaries (49.49) and didn’t qualify for today’s finals.

In the 1,600 relay, Wilmot’s quartet of junior Teresse Nunez, sophomore Veda Gross, senior Gretta Cieslak and junior Kaitlin Kovacek placed 24th in preliminaries (4:12.15) and didn’t qualify for today’s finals.

Also competing Friday, Central junior Heaven Anderson finished 16th in the 1,600 (5:21.88). Onalaska sophomore Amalia Malacek won the event in 4:55.77.

Bradford senior Madelyne Rossmann, who finished 10th in the 100 hurdles at state last year, placed 17th in Friday’s preliminaries (15.87) and didn’t qualify for today’s finals. Central freshman Kialis Anderson also didn’t qualify for the finals in the 100 dash, as she finished 23rd in preliminaries (13.1).

In addition to those who qualified for finals, also competing in today’s Division-1 girls field will be Indian Trail’s 3,200 relay team of Giese, junior Molly Balch, senior Yesenia Hernandez and senior Kerigann Ballard.

Division-2

In her third appearance at state in the Division-2 300 hurdles, Shoreland Lutheran senior Rebekah Salfer advanced to the finals for the first time.

She placed sixth overall and third in the first heat with a time of 47.47 to advance to today. Lodi senior Mackenzie Heyroth, racing in the second heat, had the top preliminary time of 43.96.

Salfer was also part of the Pacers’ 800 relay team that included junior Angelina Innamorato, sophomore Kyrie Patterson and freshman Madelyn Kassulke.

They placed 15th (1:49.95) in preliminaries and didn’t qualify for today’s finals.

Mike Johnson

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