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Wangsness finishes 1st at Mid-State

Congratulations to Brody Wangsness who finished in first place in the 110-meter hurdles at Crosby-Ironton yesterday.

The sophomore had a super day at CI. He PR'd (Personal Record) the 110-meter hurdles race by 6.5 seconds, as well as PR'd in the 300 meter hurdles.

WDC Track & Field Coach Terry Olson said Wangsness has "progressively gotten better" throughout the season. "His hurdle form is outstanding," he said Wednesday morning.

Going into the Tuesday's Mid-State Conference Meet, Wangsness had the fastest time of the runners in the 110-meter hurdles heat. "I was really excited for this race, and I knew it would be easier with the tailwind," Wangsness said.

From the sidelines, Coach Olson watched Wangsness run the 110-meter race on Tuesday. "The interesting thing to me was when Brody got to hurdle No. 8, he was leading. Then he turned to see where the runners were, and then he poured it on even more," Olson said.

Wangsness smiled when he heard Coach Olson's description of the race. "Yeah, I did run hard at the end. I actually thought the runner in second place was closer than he was."

Before the track season started, WDC Sprinter Coach Mark Reynolds asked student-athletes to set goals for the season. Wangsness set two goals: to get into the 16s for the 100-meter hurdles race, as well as place at Subsections on May 23 in Sebeka.

"That would be awesome," said Wangsness of placing at Subsections.