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On to state track
Platteville sends 13 events to state; Belmont's Kamps, Adams qualify
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     The tradition continues.
     When the WIAA Division 2 State Track and Field Championships begins next Friday afternoon at Veterans’ Memorial Field Sports Complex on the campus of UW–La Crosse, Platteville High School will once again be well represented.
     The Hillmen qualified 13 events for this weekend’s state meet with numerous standout performances at last Thursday’s WIAA D2 Baraboo Sectional.
     In fact the Platteville boys were so good, they scored 72.33 points and won the team sectional title, while earning eight state bids.
     Senior Rhett Weber won the shot put (54–8) and finished third in the discus (150–7).
     Senior Alex Schlueter finished second in the pole vault with a jump of 13 feet.
     Senior Brad Saunders placed fourth in the 400 (:50.70), as did senior Matt Bailie in the triple jump (42–31/2).
     Fellow senior John Donovan earned an extra-qualifier spot with a fifth-place finish in the 800 (2:58.88).
     Platteville’s 4x100 and 4x200 relays also qualified for state.
     On the girls side senior Tisia Muzinga finished fourth in the 100-meter-dash (:13.09), while classmate Tricia Serres earned her fourth straight trip to state with a fourth-place finish in the 1,600 (5:04.37).
     The Platteville girls also qualified in three relays; the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800.

WIAA Division 2 Boscobel Sectional
(from Thursday, May 24 @ Boscobel)
Top 10 team scores —  1.Platteville 72.33, 2.La Crosse Aquinas 68, 3.Belleville/New Glarus 63, 4.Dodgeville/Mineral Point 52, 5.Gale–Ettrick–Trempealeau 46, 6.Monroe 44, 7.Lodi 41.50, 8.Black River Falls 28, 9.Beloit Turner 27, 10.Madison Edgewood 26.
Platteville’s state qualifiers
400 — 4.Brad Saunders :50.70. 800 — 5.John Donovan 2:58.86., 4x100 relay — 4.Platteville (Alex Niehaus, Alex Schleuter, Dylan Tranel, Ben Kroll) :44.09. 4x200 relay — 1.Platteville (Tranel, Al. Niehaus, Schleuter, Kroll) 1:30.82. Pole vault — 2.Schlueter 13–6. Triple jump – 4.Matt Bailie 42–91/2. Shot put — 1.Rhett Weber 54–8.  Discus — 3.Weber 150–7.
Platteville’s other sectional results
200 — 5.Kroll :23.05. 800 — 16.Cullen Bryla 2:13.66. 110 hurdles — 13.Matt Bailie :17.11. 300 hurdles — 5.Bailie :41.05. 4x400 relay — 7.Platteville (Ben Bahr, Saunders, Donovan, Schleuter) 3:26.74. 4x800 relay — 6.Platteville (Ben Bahr, Tyler Schaefer, Adam Niehaus, Donovan) 8:24.55. High jump — 8(tie).Tranel 5–10. Pole vault — 8(tie).Garrison Jones 12–6, 10.Bahr 12-0. Long jump — 5.Tranel 19–113/4. Shot put —12.John Skubal 42-101/2. Discus —  8.Skubal 137–1.
Top 10 team scores —  1.McFarland 71, 2.Columbus 65, 3(tie).Dodgeville/Mineral Point 55, 3(tie).La Crosse Aquinas 55, 5.Gale–Etrick–Trempeleau 52, 6.Platteville 48.60, 7.Arcadia 39.50, 8.Sparta 32, 9.Viroqua 27, 10.Madison Edgewood 25.60.
Platteville’s state qualifiers
100 — 4.Tisia Muzinga :13.09. 1,600 — 4.Serres 5:04.37. 4x100 relay — 1.Platteville (Sarah Burton, Tess Stecklein, Ally Klein, Muzinga) :51.12. 4x400 relay — 1.Platteville (Laura Donovan, Julia Lawinger, Allie Serres, T. Serres) 4:02.06. 4x800 relay — 1.Platteville (A. Serres, Donovan, Lawinger, T. Serres) 9:34.96. 
Platteville’s other sectional results
100 hurdles — 9.Megan Moss :16.93. 300 hurdles —­ 14.Noah Hoeper :54.98. 4x200 relay — 5.Platteville (Laura Donovan, Allie Serres, Klein, Muzinga) 1:48.31. High jump — 7(tie).Emma Wilson 4–10. Pole vault — 8.Klein 9-0. Long jump — 6.Donovan 16–41/4.

Belmont’s Kamps, Adams on to state

     Even a torrential downpour and a two-hour weather delay couldn’t prevent Belmont seniors Kailee Kamps and Amanda Adams from achieving their goals.
     Kamps and Adams were two of the eight Belmont Braves that competed at last Thursday’s WIAA Division 3 Bangor Sectional, but the only ones to advance to state.
     Kamps, who finished second at state in both the shot put and discus last year, will be competing in both again this weekend. She won both events on Thursday.
     She won the shot put with a toss of 42 feet 11/2 inches, while winning the discus with a throw of 132–2.
This will be Kamps’ third straight trip to state.
     The University of Minnesota-bound senior won the 2010 Division 3 state title in the discus and finished fourth in the shot that year as a sophomore.
     While Kamps has plenty of experience at the state track meet, this will be Adams’ first appearance. She finished fourth in both the 300 hurdles (:48.90) and the triple jump (33–71/2) to qualify in both events.
     Sophomore Jordyn Kamps just missed out on her first trip to state, finishing fifth in both the 100 (:13.21) and 200 (:27.54).
     Junior Brandon Wedig placed sixth in the triple jump (41–41/4) as did freshman Tucker Wedig in the shot put (43–81/2).
     The WIAA State Track Meet will be held this Friday and Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium at UW–La Crosse.
Division 2 and 3 competition will begin Friday at 3 p.m.

WIAA Division 3 Bangor Sectional
(from Thursday, May 24 @ Bangor)
Top 10 team scores —  1.Whitehall 86, 2.Darlington 71, 3.Melrose-Mindoro 62, 4.Cuba City 46, 5.Ithaca 39, 6.River Ridge 36, 7.Hillboro 31, 8.Independence/Gilmanton 28, 9(tie).Southwestern 25, 9(tie).Bangor 25,...27(tie).Belmont 6.
Belmont’s state qualifiers
Belmont’s other sectional results
200 — 13.John Hentrich :24.79. 400 — 10.Hentrich :55.71. Triple jump — 6.Brandon Wedig 41–41/2. Shot put — 6.Tucker Wedig 43–81/2. Discus — 9.T. Wedig 131–6.
Top 10 team scores —  1.Darlington 78.5, 2.Blair–Taylor 56, 3.Melrose Mindoro 45, 4.Kickapoo/La Farge 43, 5.Fennimore 41, 6.Cashton 40, 7.Belmont 39, 8.Cuba City 37, 9.Southwestern 32, 10.Black Hawk 31.
Belmont’s state qualifiers
300 hurdles — 4.Amanda Adams :48.90. Triple jump —4.Adams 33–71/4. Shot put — 1.Kailee Kamps 42–1.25. Discus — 1.Kailee Kamps 132–2.
Belmont’s other sectional qualifiers
100 — 5.Jordyn Kamps :13.21. 200 —5.J. Kamps :27.54. High jump — 13(tie).Jannie deHaan 4–4. 100 hurdles — 8.Cassie McCarthy :17.90.