Thurs shines at all-star track meet

Thurs shines at all-star track meet

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Thurs shines at all-star track meet

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JOLIET, Ill. — Tessa Thurs continued her remarkable spring at the Senior All-Star Spotlight meet at St. Francis University this past weekend.

The meet features senior athletes from Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.

Thurs won the 400 hurdles at the all-star meet in 1 minute, 5 seconds, won the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 2 1/4 inches, and took third in the triple jump (35-10 1/2 feet) and 100 hurdles (16.02).

For good measure, Thurs teamed with some fellow Wisconsin athletes to finish second in the 1,600 relay.

In another outstanding performance, Wausau West’s Sarah Poirier dominated the 3,200-meter field, winning in 11:25.94, more than 40 seconds ahead of second place.

Edgar’s Faryn Wirkus continued to be the premier pole vaulter, winning with a 11-6 effort and then was part of Team Wisconsin’s winning 400 relay and 800 relay, respectively, joining other statewide athletes in the event.

Wirkus will continue her career at Minnesota State-Mankato.

Marathon’s Rebecca Reiche was eighth in the high jump, clearing 4-8

On the boys side, Stevens Point Area Senior High pole vaulter Jesse Johnson was fourth (14-0) and D.C. Everest’s Matt Hupy ran on the second-place 3,200 relay team.

— For the Daily Herald

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