LA CROSSE, Wis.(WXOW) It was a milestone day at WIAA State Track and Field Meet. It's the 25th year UW-La Crosse has played host.
In Division one, it was a milestone day for athletes from La Crosse Logan.
The Logan girls 4x200 relay team entered Friday with the number 3 at the back of their minds. They were seeking their 3rd straight 800 meter relay gold medal. They finished with the 2nd fastest time in the pre-lims.
"There's a team ahead of us but hopefully we can get them tomorrow. It's more comforting knowing that I've been here and ran on this track a couple of times," said Logan's Kammesha Thomas.
Likewise, these girls will run for gold in the 4x100 final on Saturday as well. This coming on the heels of a school record Friday morning.
"We broke it a couple of times already this year and hopefully breaking it again tomorrow. It shows how much we've improved and how much more we can improve because we have so much more in us," said Logan relay runner Ashley Sprain.
"Everything's going great so far. A lot of best efforts and best times so far. I couldn't ask for a more beautiful day or a beautiful track to be on right now. They're very excited about where we're at both physically and mentally," said Logan girls track coach Tom Kammer.
Aric Elmore leading the Rangers' charge for the boys. He had a strong showing in the 800 relay and a 4th in the high jump.
Elmore with high expectations in his state triple jump debut Saturday. He tells me he likes that event a lot better than the long jump.
"I didn't feel really good in the long jump. Then I had 22-10, which is Ok for me. My coach told me to come in with a positive attitude for the 4 by 200. So I came in with a positive attitude and we got the school record. We didn't make it to the finals but I'm happy about the school record," Elmore said.
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