Hudson’s girls won the team title and Carter Maack, Tony Weeks, Rachel Ball and the girls’ 4x200 and 4x800 meter relay teams all won championships to highlight Hudson’s day at the WIAA Division 1 Track and Field Sectional at D.C. Everest High School in Schofield Thursday, May 23.
The Raider girls finished with a total of 96 points to win the sectional title while Stevens Point was second with 91. Stevens Point took the boys’ team title with 107 points and River Falls was second with 99 while Hudson took third with 80.
In all, the Raiders will be sending 22 athletes, including relay alternates, in 12 events to the WIAA State Track and Field Championships May 31-June 1 in La Crosse.
Ball won the girls’ 1600 meter run with a time of 5 minutes, 20.82 seconds and teammate Alicia Belany was second in 5:20.9 to both qualify for state for the second straight year. They also teamed up with Emma Filipiak and Anna Czupryna to win the 4x800 relay in 9:42.71. The girls’ 4x200 relay team of Ava Wilber, Molly Kallenbach, Emma Olson and Bailee Dierks also claimed the sectional title by combining for a time of 1:44.64.
Dierks also qualified for state in the 100 hurdles for the fourth straight year with a time of 14.65 seconds and will compete in the 300 hurdles for the third time in four years after placing second in 45.45 seconds.
Rounding out the state qualifiers for the Raider girls is the 4x100 relay team of Wilber, Kallenbach, Amber Robey and Olson, who took third at sectionals with a time of 50.77 seconds.
Maack won the boys’ 100 hurdle title in 14.67 seconds and took third in the 300 hurdles in 39.71 seconds to qualify for state in both events, while Weeks won the 3200 meter run title with a time of 9:40.66.
Noah Lundeen took second in the 1600 in 4:31.86 and Torin Phillips took second in the 200 in 22.36 seconds while the 4x100 relay team of Landen Bilse, Jacob Daulton, Jakes Assembo and Charles Pierce advanced with a second place time of 43.89 seconds.