LA CROSSE — Eight Kaukauna High School Ghosts have qualified for 12 events in the Division 1 WIAA state track and field meet that begins Friday at UW-La Crosse.
- Alexa Kinas, 400 meter dash; 800 meter run; triple jump
- Sydney Fauski, 1600 meter run; 320 meter run
- Olivia VanZeeland, high jump
- Eve Van De Hey, long jump
- Katie Jenson, discus
- Mason Bodenheimer, 400 meter dash
- Andrew Milhans, 800 meter run
- Aaron Schimke, 1600 meter run; 3200 meter run
The high jump boasts a pair of former champions among the qualifiers.
VanZeeland of Kaukauna won the high jump championship in 2019 while junior Kyla Saleh of Waunakee won the title last year.
A late season injury a year ago kept her out of the 2021 state meet, and COVID canceled the 2020 meet.
VanZeeland is one of four qualifiers possessing the best sectional performance at 5-4.
Saleh is one of eight jumpers with the ninth-best qualifying mark at 5-2.
THE STATE MEET: The 126th Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Track and Field Championships and the 51st Girls Track and Field Championships will be held Friday-Saturday, June 3-4, at the Veterans Memorial Stadium Complex on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
MEET INFORMATION: The meet features two sessions Friday. The Division 1 session begins at 9:30 a.m. with the competition proceeding in the order of events, which can be found on the Track & Field Tournament page on the WIAA website. The Division 2 and 3 sessions begin at 3 p.m. The competition resumes Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The order of the finals for each event Saturday begins with Division 3, followed by Divisions 2 and 1, respectively.
TICKET INFORMATION: Ticket prices for the State Track & Field Championship are $11 per session plus online fees, and they are available to be purchased on-line on the WIAA website through GoFan, the WIAA ticketing partner, at: gofan.co/app/school/WIAAWI?activity=Track%20and%20Field.