Seven Comets qualify for state meet
Volz, Schroeder moving on for Wega-Fremont
By Greg Seubert
This year’s contingent of area Division 2 athletes heading to the WIAA State Track & Field Meet includes a few familiar faces and some new ones as well.
Waupaca will send three girls in four individual events and a boys’ relay team; Weyauwega-Fremont is sending two girls in three events; Amherst qualified two boys and a girl for five events; and Clintonville is sending three girls and a boy for four events.
All four schools competed May 29 at a Division 2 sectional in Little Chute.
Waupaca junior Tatiana Sotka, who placed fourth and ninth last year at state in the 200- and 100-meter dashes, respectively, qualified in both events this year.
Senior Alisa Blank and junior Michelle Petkovsek, who joined Sotka on last year’s state-qualifying 1,600-meter relay team, are back at state this year. Blank will compete in the 300-meter hurdles, while Petkovsek will run in the 400-meter dash.
Waupaca is also sending its boys’ 800-meter relay team of seniors Travis Heschke, Brogan Kendziora and Nic Joch and sophomore Brandon Anderson.
Weyauwega-Fremont junior Cara Volz qualified in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles and triple jump, while sophomore Becky Schroeder will compete in the girls’ high jump.
Amherst senior Andy Trzebiatowski qualified in the boys’ shot put and discus, while junior Alissa Niggemann will run the girls’ 800-meter run and 300-meter hurdles and sophomore Josh Cisewski is in the boys’ long jump.
Clintonville senior Allison Johnson is back to defend her state championship in the girls’ 800. Also moving on for the Truckers are seniors Skyler Lehman in the boys’ pole vault, Jessica Petruzates in the girls’ 3,200-meter run and Chrissy Betz in the girls’ 100 hurdles.