Hudson High School graduate Kady Kochendorfer's school record triple jump for the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds at the WIAC Championships Feb. 23 landed her a spot in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend in Boston.
Kochendorfer, a freshman at UWEC, broke the Blugold record at the WIAC Meet in Whitewater with a leap of 38-feet, 2.75-inches to place second and help the Blugolds capture their first WIAC team title. She cleared 37-4.5 at the Division III National Meet, hosted by the University of Massachusetts-Boston last weekend, to place 16th. She entered the meet seeded 20th.
Kochendorfer was a four-time state qualifier at Hudson and is the school record holder in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.52 seconds, set at the 2018 WIAA State Championships. She was also a member of the Raider's fourth-place 4x200-meter relay team as a senior and helped Hudson take eighth place in the 4x100-meter relay while finishing seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 36-10.5.
Kochendorfer helped the UWEC women tie for seventh at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships.