Wausau West’s Jaworski Sets State Mark Again

Wausau West’s Jaworski Sets State Mark Again
Posted on 06/09/2017
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Wausau Daily Herald
06/04/2017 - Page D01


Sophomore repeats as champion in two events


LA CROSSE - Wausau West’s Brooke Jaworski has set a state record the last three times she has run the 400 meters over the past two weeks.

The latest came in during the WIAA state track meet Saturday as the sophomore won the Division 1 race in 53.17 to defend the championship she won in the event last year.

The performance came after she posted a time of 54.27 in the preliminary round on Friday, which snapped her state meet mark set in the finals last June. Her winning time Saturday also eclipsed her overall state record of 53.80 she posted in a Division 1 sectional meet two weeks ago.

"It feels amazing," Jaworski  said. "There’s nothing like winning a state championship. I wanted to get to below 53 (seconds) today but a win is a win. I’ll take it."

Jaworski was a repeat champion in two events to highlight the local Division 1 state qualifiers in the final day of the state track meet at Roger Harring Stadium. She finished first in the 200 in 24.65 to edge Wisconsin Rapids’ senior Grace Hartman, who finished second in 24.75.

Jaworski also reached the podium as she teamed with Isabella D’Burke, Caitlin Deaton and Shelby Samz in the 1,600 relay. The Warriors, the defending champions in the event, finished fifth.

West placed eighth overall in the Division 1 girls team standings.

This was the third straight year Hartman has reached the podium in the event, including last year when she was fourth.

Stevens Point Area Senior High finished third in the boys 800. The team of Jacob Beilke, Colton Kizewski, Nolan

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Metz and Peter Brilowski posted a time of 1 minute, 28.04 seconds.

Wausau East senior Jovan Parks was fourth in the boys 100 and fifth in the 200, reaching the podium twice a year after not qualifying for the state meet.

West senior Charles Handrick finished fifth in the boys 300 hurdles in the second of two finals he competed in Saturday. He started his day with a 10th-place performance in the 110 hurdles.

D.C. Everest junior Zach Mueller was fifth in the discus for his second state podium appearance of the weekend. He finished fifth in the shot put on Friday as well.

Stevens Point’s Sam Danczyk was sixth in the girls shot put with a throw of 40 feet, 11 inches. The ! Panthers senior finished ninth in the event last year.

Wausau West’s Matt Hass was third in the 800 wheelchair, fourth in the 100, and fifth in the 400. He scored 19 points as West placed fifth in the boys wheelchair team standings. Chippewa Falls and Marquette University tied for the championship with 36 points.

Tim Johnson: 715-845-0731, or twjohnson@gannett.com; on Twitter @timmyjo11

Wisconsin Rapids’ Grace Hartman finished second in the Division 1 girls 200 meters during the WIAA state track meet Saturday.