The Algoma track and field team got a welcome-home parade through the city Sunday afternoon following a successful trip to the state track meet in La Crosse. The girls team earned the Division 3 state championship, believed to be the first in school history.
Liz McClure started the weekend Friday morning by winning the state championship in high jump with a 5 foot 4 inch leap. She is only the third female state champ in Algoma track history.
McClure also took sixth place in the pole vault and tied her personal record of 10 feet.
Morgan Davister and Katelyn Williams finished second and third in the discus, Davister with a toss of 135-3 and Williams throwing 129-3. Davister actually tied the champion but lost on the tie breaker, although she beat her personal best by more than 10 feet.
In shot put Katelyn Williams finished second with 40-2.25 throw, and Davister placed fifth with a personal record throw of 38-7.
The 4×100 relay team of Courtney Guilette, Khloe Williams, Morgan Davister and Katelyn Williams placed fourth.
Alli Spitzer placed ninth – just missing the podium – in the 1600 meter run.
The boys team placed ninth overall among 57 teams represented in La Crosse.
Max Schoening set a new personal record of 50-8 to get fifth place in the shot put.
Jacob Wahlers earned fourth place in both the 3200m and the 1600m runs with times of 9:53.22 and 4:22.61, respectively.
Cody May placed fifth in the 300m hurdles.
Aidan Wallace placed 11th in discus, Sam Utesch was 13th and Ryan Feuerstein 14th in pole vault.