Six relays and seven individuals from FCJ covered track and field programs took on the state meet. They were a very busy group of athletes. Everyone who could make a final, did, leaving the majority of those competing to do so both Friday and Saturday. The GMLOKS girls 4×200 repeated as state champion. The GMLOKS girls 4×100 redeemed itself after a big disappointment last year. The LFCMC boys 4×200 contended for a state title. The county’s most heralded individual athlete, Emma Breitsprecher, grabbed two top four finishes. A pair of individuals, Kingsland’s Lauren Buchholtz and FC’s Carson Kiehne, competed three times. Luke O’Hare joined his brother Austin as having pulled the distance running state hat trick in the same season (cross country, 1,600, 3,200). Numerous other athletes also competed twice. In a spring season defined by splendid track and field teams, a large group of individuals put a nice punctuation on a memorable couple months.
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