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Malecek, Peterson win state titles for Onalaska

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Onalaska senior Lydia Malecek reacts to winning a state championship in the Division 1 800-meter run Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. (PHOTO: AperatureBySteveDavis.com)

Three individual Division 1 state championships for the Onalaska High School track and field team Saturday.

Two of those titles belong, at least partially, to senior Lydia Malecek, who won the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 11.36 seconds at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse.

Her time was nearly 4 seconds faster than second place, but that’s nothing to what the Hilltoppers did in the 3,200 relay.

There, Malecek anchored a first-place finish that was over 23 second faster than second. Along with Lydia Malecek, senior Amalia Malecek, senior Kora Malecek and junior Jillian Lonning for Onalaska, which placed fourth as a team.

Kora Malecek took second in the 3,200 run, while Amalia Malecek was fourth in the 1,600.

On the boys side, Landon Peterson won the 110 hurdles in 14.43 seconds. The senior was also third in the long jump at 21 feet, 10.75 inches.

For Central, junior Jackson Warren placed fifth in the high jump at 6-foot-2.

Onalaska senior Landon Peterson celebrates a state championship run in the 110-meter hurdles on Saturday, June 26, 2021 (PHOTO: AperatureBySteveDavis.com).

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