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Soaring to New Heights
Laura Massey vaults into the WISTCA Hall of Fame
Soaring to New Heights
Lancaster's Laura Massey was a four-time state track & field qualifier from 2001 to 2004, where she won three division 2 state pole vault titles and once held the state record. This Saturday, Massey will be inducted into the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame at Madison Marriott West. - photo by A.J. Gates

LANCASTER – As a wide-eyed freshman back in 2001, Laura Massey remembers all too well the nudge she received from her father as she embarked on her first track and field season at Lancaster High School.

And, because of that nudge from her father 19 years ago, Massey is now one of 10 members of the Class of 2020 to be inducted into the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Madison Marriott West.

The honor is so richly deserved for one of Lancaster’s most decorated athletes, who throughout her high school career was a four-time state track and field qualifier, a three-time state champion, a division 2 state record holder, and to this day, a school record holder at LHS.

Laura’s specialty was the pole vault, which her father encouraged her to try back in 2001 as a freshman, and just so happened to be the first year girls could compete in the event, as approved by the WIAA.

(For the complete story, get your copy of the Feb. 6, 2020 issue of the Grant County Herald Independent.)