What else can a relay team do to get a state medal?
Kiel girls 4x800 relay team is wondering that exact thing.
Josie Binversie, Peyton Koppenhaver, Jocelyn Aprill and Sydney Binversie combined to set a new school record of 9:38.61 in Saturday’s action of the 124th Annual WIAA State Track and Field Champions at Veterans Stadium of UW-La Crosse.
Certainly a medal, right?

Unfortunately not.
That was good for seventh place, one place and .34 seconds shy of the last spot on the podium.
The ladies took it in stride.
Koppenhaver, who ran on four 3200 relay teams for the Raiders at state said, “We wanted the school record, and we got it. A little disappointed in not medaling.”
She ran second after getting the baton from fellow senior Josie Binversie, her second trip to state in this race. It was a change in the line up from previous races.
“That was coach Arenz’s plan and really, it worked. School record and a good way to end things.”
It was the third time for Sydney Binversie.
“The other girl got me on the final stretch. I had no idea where she was, but I know went all out.”
Aprill is the rookie of the group.
“I’m glad we ran today and not on Friday. It was hotter yesterday, but this was great.”

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Sophomore Addy Lund was making a return trip to La Crosse in the 100 meter dash prelims. Lund came in 16th place at 13.36 seconds and did not advance to finals.
“Not what I was expecting,” she said.
“I always get nervous here and today was the same.”
Next was the 4x100 relay where Kiel's girls team of Caitlin Meyer, Clare Vogel, Holly Vogel and Addy Lund were 16th at 51.39 seconds and did not qualify for finals.
Meyer said the lane assignment was not the best.
“We had lane 9 on the outside, but that’s the way it is.”
Holly Vogel said state is fun.
“You compete against the best and it brings out your best.”
Clare Vogel shared those thoughts.
“We will be back. We finally got decent weather and we’re excited for the future.”