Custer’s Cashay Harris said at the Homestead Sectional after winning the girls 100-meter dash that she wanted to win that race to make it to state. Harris didn’t have Tech’s Dezerea Bryant in her sectional.
Bryant blew away the field and won the state 100 and 200 titles in La Crosse and setting records. The junior also was on the 400-relay team that won. Harris finished sixth in the 100.
Riverside’s Jalen Gillie, who dedicated his season to his late uncle, Gerald, won the boys 100 and anchored the winning 400-relay team.
Gillie was asked at the sectionals what area he improved on from last year in sprinting. “Just getting out of the blocks fast and finishing the race strong,” he said.
Vincent’s Jeffrey Pigg ran in the shadows of Homestead’s Gabe Genovesi in the 800 at the Homestead Sectional and the state meet. He was second in the sectionals and fifth at state. Genovesi won the sectional and state meets, setting new records in each.
The Riverside girls 1600 relay team got the last of three spots at the sectional meet. “We had a goal when we came here (Homestead) and we accomplished our goal (qualifying for state),” Dalisha Edmond said recently. They finished seventh at state in that event.
Tech won the girls team title. The Riverside boys finished fourth as a team at state.