La Crosse – Sussex-Hamilton’s first-place finish in the boys 4x200 relay qualifier at the WIAA State Meet in La Crosse Friday was just one of many success stories for area relay teams.
The Chargers, per usual, have led the way taking first in the boys 4x200, first in the girls 4x200 and second in girls 4x100.
However, Hamilton was surprisingly knocked out of the 4x100 qualifier, as the team that normally competes for the top spot in every race, and fell to 17th after an apparent leg cramp by the anchor runner.
Other area teams did well in the early relays as well.
Nicolet took eighth in the girls 4x200 with a time of 1:46.29, just squeezing into the top ten to earn a spot on the track for the finals on Saturday.
Whitefish Bay and Brookfield East finished third and fourth, respectively, in the boys 4x100 as the Blue Dukes qualified in 42.40 seconds, just in front of the Spartans who clocked out at 42.53.
The two also finished high in the boys 4x200 as East took second (1:27.87) and Bay took fourth (1:28.04).
The dominating Brookfield East relays didn’t stop there as they took fifth in the final of the boys 4x800 with a time of 7 minutes, 59.93 seconds.
Port Washington finished just behind, taking sixth in 8:00.46.
Stay with Patch on Saturday for more coverage of the WIAA State Meet.