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Runners compete in the Badger State Games

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SCHOFIELD (WAOW) -

Athletes gathered in central Wisconsin to take part in the Badger State Games.

Officials said about 150 people took part in the Track and Field competition at Stiehm Stadium in Schofield.

That competition is just one of many taking place this weekend, including golf, swimming and soccer.

Organizers said the competition comes at a unique time for these athletes.

"The track season for a lot of the youth is done for the year, but this is an opportunity for them to compete across classes, across divisions, and it's an olympic style type of sports festival, so you're competing for gold, silver and bronze," said Darien Schaefer, Badger State Games Executive Director.

The Badger State Games continue Sunday.

Organizers said more than 1,300 athletes are competing this year.

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