Sunday, June 05, 2011

A darn hot weekend for State Track and Field

Boy did I get one heckuva sunburn this weekend covering this year's WIAA State Track and Field meet in La Crosse. But it's always worth it.

From left, Marinette's Erin Perkins, Random Lake's Alexia Horstmeier, Stanley-Boyd's Marissa Mahr, and West Salem's CJ Bina clear a set of hurdles in heat 1 of the division 2 girls 100 meter high hurdles at the WIAA state track and field meet in La Crosse, Wis., Friday, June 3, 2011.

Belmont's Kailee Kamps competes in the shot put event Friday.

Pole vaulter Malachi Romportl of Rice Lake finds some shade between turns Friday.

Fans watch the girls 300 meter low hurdles event Friday.

Girls, including Monroe's Jaclyn Ditter (lane 4) compete in the first heat of the division 2 300 meter low hurdles race Friday.

Track and field fans take a rest in the green area in front of Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex, Friday.

Starter Loren Homb of Monroe starts a section of the girls 800 meter run Friday.

Aquinas' Michael Christianson looks back to check his lead over Edgewood's Joe McKenna in the home stretch of the boys 3200 meter run Friday.

Madison East's Tyrone Galvin lands in the pit while competing in the long jump Friday.

Sun Prairie's Liz Berkholtz, right, closes in on Brookfield Central's Hannah Trasser on the home stretch to win the 1600 meter run Friday.

Waunakee's Ross Maly hits the bar at 6'6" in the high jump Friday. Maly eventually cleared 6'6" and later 6'8" but nevertheless was unable to beat Green Bay East's Mike Fisher.

The Platteville 3200 meter relay team celebrates their win at the WIAA state track and field meet in La Crosse, Wis., Saturday, June 4, 2011.

Madison East's Travis Turnquist falls after crossing the finish line in the boys 400 meter dash Saturday.

A lane number tag becomes dislodged from the right leg of Monroe's Jaclyn Ditter just as she crosses the finish line in the 400 meter relay Saturday.

Tournament volunteers prepare to walk-out the championship and runner-up hardware Saturday.
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