Holmes 8th in 1,600 at state meetSuperior's 4x100 relay sets record at state track and field meet
Superior High School’s Leah Holmes was the lone Spartan to place, finishing eighth in the Division 1 1,600 Saturday at the WIAA State Track and Field Meet at UW-La Crosse.
Holmes a junior, broke her own school record with a time of 5:02.43. Delaney FitzPatrick of Lakeland won the race in 4:56.96.
“Leah’s mile run was unreal,” SHS coach Kris Leopold said. “She broke her own record and is among a great group of kids to work with.
“We had a great time at the state meet and are very proud of our kids. Every athlete represented Superior very well.”
The closest the Spartans came to making a final event and picking up points on Friday was in the girls 4x400-meter relay on Friday when they finished in 11th place with a time of 4:03.98, which was the second fastest 4x400 time in SHS history.
Only the fastest 10 times advance to the finals and Hortonville grabbed the final spot with a time of 4:03.82. The No. 1 seed in Saturday’s final is Milwaukee Riverside University with a time of 3:55.43. Members of the 4x400 for Superior were Raya Kosey, Leah Holmes, Giselle Sziron and Lauren Magnuson. Milwaukee King won the 4x100 relay with a time of 49.09.
Also for Superior, Carter Anderson came in 21st place in the 110-hurdles heat with a time of 15.78. Germantown’s Ben Holcomb won the race in 14.22.
“Carter is hungrier now after going to state,” Leopold said. “He knows he has to continue to work hard at making the finals next year at state.”
Evan Walpole came in 25th place in the 1,600 prelim with a time of 4:41.63. Carl Hursch of Brookfield Central won the race with a time of 4:08.21.
“Evan competed well in the mile, but was not satisfied with his performance,” Leopold said.
Magnuson came in 12th place in the 100-meter prelim with a time of 12.69. The No. 1 seed, Elexis Fuller-Stewart of Milwaukee Bradley Tech, won the race with a time of 11.80.
“Lauren will definitely be in the finals, maybe the podium next year,” Leopold said. “She is roughly .18 away from making the medal stand, and she’s only a freshman.”
Kosey’s time of 1:00 in the 400 was good for 15th place in the prelim race. No. 1 seed Crystal Malone of Milwaukee Riverside won the final in 57.24.
Sziron finished 23rd in the 300 hurdles with a time of 48.75. Michelle Garner of Greenfield won the event in 43.69.
“Giselle competed well in the 300,” Leopold said. “I think with her dedication to working hard, she will make it in the 100 hurdles next year also.”
Superior’s 4x100 relay of Natalie Kintop, Kosey, Autumn Nelson and Magnuson broke their own school record with a time of 51:19, which was good for 22nd place. Milwaukee King won the relay with a time of 48.75.
WIAA State Track and Field Meet
At UW-La Crosse
Girls 1,600: 1. Delaney FitzPatrick, Lakeland, 4:56.96; 2. Natalie Schudrowitz, Wauwatosa East, 4:57.84; 3. Haley Johnson, Plymouth, 4:58.60; 4. Sarah Heinemann, Waunakee, 4:59.05; 5. Jackie Dubnicka, Arrowhead, 4:59.36; 6. Katie Wetzstein, Hudson, 5:00.03; 7. Alison Parker, Neenah, 5:02.34; 8. Leah Holmes, Superior, 5:02.43.
9. Elizabeth Flatley, Brookfield Central, 5:02.82; 10 Olivia Pratt, Madison West, 5:04.89; 11. Annie Robertson, Green Bay Preble, 5:07.09; 12. Lea Patek, Arrowhead, 5:07.36; 13. Emma-Lisa Murphy, Whitefish Bay, 5:07.55; 14. Gina Sereno, Madison West, 5:10.34; 15. Ally Anich, Racine Horlk, 5:11.93; 16. Nikki Staffen, Stoughton, 5:14.53.
17. Emily McCoy, Green Bay East, 5:14.86; 18. Jill Englebert, Green Bay Preble, 5:15.10; 19. Gayana Wanniarachchi, Waukesha South, 5:16.17; 20. Jessica Parker, Neenah, 5:16.31; 21. Stephanie Nielsen, Racine Case, 5:16.98; 22. Maria Schmid, Pius XI, 5:20.58; 23. Emma Reed, Fort Atkinson, 5:28.44; 24. Miranda Slaback, Janesville Parker, 5:30.26.