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Malacek triplets making the most of first trip to State

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Track sure runs in the blood for the Malacek family of Onalaska so when all three triplets qualified for the 3200 meter relay it was a dream come true. 

"We came into it even though we had only run one 800 beforehand kind of thinking that we could maybe do it but it was still pretty surreal," said Lydia Malacek. 

"I went into sectionals praying that would happen because as a mom of triplets you want to keep it somewhat fair," said Kayah Malacek.

They're almost impossible to tell apart on the outside but, at heart, they are all very different. 

"Amalia is like the mother hen. Kora is determined as all get out and Lydia is the sweetest person until you mess with the sister and then she will come after you." 

They combined those qualities competing at State for the first time with one of their life long friends, Claudia Delgado, starting them out.

They ended up finishing in seventh place overall with a time of 9:28, just missing the podium. 

"I think definitely we will try and come back next season and maybe get to the podium this time. I think what we have learned is that they are so many people we just have to keep a positive mindset and not let our mind get in the way," said Lydia Malacek.

They are all just freshmen so this is just the start for the Malacek sisters and Claudia

"It's really cool because they are just so powerful and they are beautiful inside and out.. it's really been an amazing experience to share with them," Delgado said.

The WIAA State Track Championships continue Saturday morning at 10:30 at the Veteran Memorial Sports Complex.

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