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Athlete of the Week: Alexandra Hutchison

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Our Athlete of the Week this week may be one of the fastest high schoolers in the state, boy or girl.

Alexandra Hutchison is well on her way to another great season on the Columbus Catholic track team.

The junior won gold in the 200 meter and fourth in the 100 last year at the WIAA state track meet. During the offseason she went to three camps to work on blocks to improve her start this year.

"Well I can definitely tell right when I get out of the blocks how I'm going to do and then when I cross the finish line I always like to know what my time is and see if I improve it from the last next week and always keep improving," Hutchison said.

At last weeks Stratford Invitational track meet, Hutchison ran the 100 meter dash in 11.92 seconds. That's the fastest time in the state this year, for all divisions, and according to the Wisconsin track online database, the 12th fastest time in Wisconsin high school history.

"I'm at the finish line watching her, the best thing that I told her right away when she was done, huge, huge smile on her face knowing she had done extremely well," Head track coach Tom Zimmerman said. "Just having that confidence she was actually accelerating as she was hitting the finish line."

She hopes she can finish the season at state once again, but this time she wants to break the record in the 200 and 100.

"All my hard work is paying off and it feels great and I can't wait until the end of season to see what I can do," Hutchison said.

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