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Three Lakes/Phelps leads impressive showing from Northwoods at state meetSubmitted: 06/02/2019
Andrew Goldstein
Andrew Goldstein
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agoldstein@wjfw.com

Three Lakes/Phelps leads impressive showing from Northwoods at state meet
LA CROSSE - Sprinters, distance runners and field athletes of all kinds came to La Crosse from about a dozen Northwoods schools.

Many of them placed well, but few schools had a better day than the Three Lakes/Phelps Bluejays.

"The moment I found a number one by our school name, I just lost it," junior Kortnie Volk said.

The relay team of Volk, Emily Fink, Kara Sowinski and Sydney Lurvey won the 400-meter relay after edging Manawa by just a hundredth of a second.

"We just want to thank everybody back home and our coaches for all the great work they put into coaching us," Volk said. "We especially thank Coach Wyss for peaking us at the right time, working on handoffs and just believing in us."


That race was the highlight of a meet where the Bluejays found themselves on the podium six times: four for the girls and two from the boys.

"It's amazing that we have such a big group going, especially from a small school like Three Lakes," senior Jared Zwettler said. "I'm so proud of all my teammates for all the hard work they've put in."

Three Lakes wasn't the only area school to find success in La Crosse.

All three of Rhinelander's entries made the podium, including high jumper Rebecca Lawrence, who tied for second after participating in a rare sudden-death jump off.

"Getting in that jump-off and knowing that I at least took top three is crazy," Lawrence said. "My goal was to jump (five feet, two inches), which is my standing personal record, and I had no misses before that and that was also my goal because I knew that could get me to the podium."

Three Lakes junior Kortnie Volk appeared on the podium four times, the most of any Northwoods athlete, while Northland Pines senior Lochlan Siegmeier had the most individual appearances with three.

That included a near state championship in the 200-meter dash.

"Taking second at state in the 200 is pretty emotional," Siegmeier said. "(There are) a lot of emotions running through my head. It's the last race I'll ever compete at for Northland Pines."

For full race results, click the link below.


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