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Chilton's Cayden Popp (right) has qualified for the WIAA State Track and Field Championships in the 100 and 200 meter dashes.

The WIAA Division 2 Track and Field Sectional Championships at Fox Valley Lutheran High School in Appleton endured two delays caused by lightning on Thursday and the event was suspended to Friday at the same location.

All three local schools at the sectional had athletes qualify for state competition.

Leading the list is New Holstein senior Mike Volz as he is the sectional champion in the pole vault clearing 14'1". He is the lone Husky advancing.

Chilton's Cayden Popp heads to state in two events.

He finished second in the 200 meter dash at 23.01 seconds with Elliott Lowney winning in 22.79. He is from Shawano. Popp also goes in the 100 meters and by the slimmest of margins. His fourth place time of 11.32 seconds was .01 seconds ahead of Lowney for the final state berth. On Thursday, senior Fred Lamers finished fifth in the discus at 139'9" missing state by just three feet.

Kiel has the most state qualifiers.

On Thursday, the girls 4x800 relay of Cailee Kravick, Zoe Watson, Reagan Isselmann and Jocelyn Aprill grabbed the fourth, and final, state berth at 10:13.75. Aprill heads to state after a third place time of 2:24.93 in the 800 meter run and sprinter Addison Lund moves on in the 100 meter dash taking fourth at 12.78 seconds, just .01 seconds ahead of fifth place Kaylee Kriha of Berlin for the last berth.

Kiel boys 4x800 relay of Pierce Arenz, Hunter Westermeyer, Noah Watson and Eric Riebe, have qualified after taking second on Thursday at 8:26.62.

The WIAA State Championships is next Friday at UW-La Crosse.

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