Lakeland's Aubrey Anderson wins D2 800-meter title, headlines state track meetSubmitted: 06/02/2018
Story By Mark Spillane

Lakeland's Aubrey Anderson wins D2 800-meter title, headlines state track meet
LA CROSSE - Day two of the WIAA state Track & Field meet saw several more Northwoods athletes land on the podium.

Those podium spots included a couple of silver medals and one state championship.

Lakeland Union's Aubrey Anderson headlined a very impressive Northwoods weekend with her gold medal in the division two 800-meter run.

Anderson sat just behind the leaders for the first half of her race, before making a move that her competitors could not match as she captured the championship.

"I realized I was in good shape, because all this year I was going pretty fast in the first lap. They were going out slower than I normally do, so I was like 'wow I feel really good and I'm pretty sure I got all of these girls because now my second lap can be really fast,'" said Aubrey Anderson.

Anderson also anchored Lakeland's third place 4 x 800-meter relay team on Friday.

In D3, the Three Lakes/Phelps Blue Jays grabbed several podium finishes, including one from Daisy Campbell.

Campbell finished in 2nd place in the girls pole vault competition.

She was the top seed entering the meet, but says she's happy with her finish despite missing out on gold.

"It's like, happy, I don't know it's a good accomplishment. A lot of people don't even get to be here, let alone on the podium and stuff so that's just super cool," said Campbell.

Campbell also competed in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles.

Day two of the state meet produced several other podium finishers.

Three Lakes freshman Emily Fink finished 5th in the D3 100-meter dash while her teammate Kortnie Volk placed 4th in the 200-meter dash.

Lakeland's boys 4 x 800-meter relay team captured a silver medal with second place while the T-Birds Ashley Peterson grabbed a 4th place finish in the D2 1,600-meter run.

And two Medford seniors capped of their high school careers on the podium.

Hunter Brandner finished 4th in the D2 400-meter dash while Victor Rinaldi placed 6th in the 200-meter dash.

Tune into Newswatch12 Sunday night to hear from some of those athletes.

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