Addy Lund
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Day 1 of the 124th WIAA State Track and Field Championships saw Kiel's Elio Alzate advance to the finals of both the boys Division 2 110 meter high hurdles and 300 intermediate hurdles.
The Raider senior took sixth in the 110 high hurdles timed in 15.44 seconds. He competed in this event a year ago, but did not make the finals with a time of 15.43 seconds.


As the sixth seed headed into the finals, Alzate will be favored to reach the awards podium at Roger Harring Stadium of UW-La Crosse when the finals take place late Saturday morning. Mitch VanVooren of Peshtigo comes in as the favorite after a 14.97 race Friday.
Alzate medaled as a junior last year in the 300 hurdles with a fifth place finish and is favored to do so again. He comes into Saturday afternoon's final after a sixth place time of 40.10 seconds in Friday's prelims. The favorite in the finals is Davis Wenthe of Gale-Ettrick-Trempeleau after a top time in the preliminaries of 37.91 seconds.
The day started with the Raider boys 4x800 relay team of Maximus Ramminger, Noah Watson, Ryan Kleinhans and Ashton Arnold placed 11th at 8:11.56. Making his first trip to state, Kiel junior Isaiah Spencer cleared the high jump bar at 5'10, but a recent leg injury acted up and was unable to make six feet and ties for 17th place.
It was the girls turn next and 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.
Finally, Ramminger, Alzate, Kleinhans and Arnold formed the 14th place 4x400 relay at 3:29.81.
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.
Besides Alzate, the Raider girls 4x800 relay of Peyton Koppenhaver, Jocelynn Aprill, Sydney Binversie and Josie Binversie take to the track Saturday morning as the number four seed and favored to get on the awards podium.