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Edgar girls track team earns honor of TV9 Athlete of the Week


By Jayson Geiser

EDGAR (WAOW)- It was a record-setting Saturday for the Lady Wildcats, and it started early on.

Co-head coach Kevin Ruplinger says, "Our girls went 1-2 in the 100 meter dash. I was in the pole vault area and we went 1-4 in the pole vault. We knew that things were off to a good statt and good things are contagious."

When all was said and done, the Wildcats claimed 6 golds, medaled in 16 of the 17 events they entered, and set state records for overall score and in the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, and pole vault.

The Wildcats were confident in their abilities coming in, after finishing 2nd in the state last spring.

Faryn Wirkus says, "Our expectations were really high because we took 2nd last year. We really wanted to get 1st this year."

Emily Dittman says, "Taking 2nd was a big disappointment because we knew we could have taken 1st."

So despite finishing 1st in all but one meet this season, the girls from Edgar kept the pedal down to the very end.

Dittman says, "We just kept pushing each other and trying to get new times. Even if we won we wanted to beat our time and wouldn't be satisfied until we got that time."

Hannah Pospyhalla says, "We push each other a lot every day at practice and work hard for it. And the coaches encourage us a lot."

Elizabeth Pospyhalla says, "The coaches really helped a lot. They push you and just encourage you all the way through. And the teammates, everyone just helps you out."

As just a freshman, the younger Pospyhalla played a double role in Edgar's Excellence this year, also running on the state championship cross country team.

Add in football and that equals 3 state titles in one school year.

Jena Heidmann says, "This is definitely going to be something that's remembered by a lot of people. A lot of people can relect back on this."

Online Reporter- Jayson Geiser

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