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Patzka shines at state

Vanguards standout races to fifth place finish


November 1, 2018

Jeffrey Spreen

Wisconsin Heights' Christian Patzka finished in fifth place at the WIAA Division 2 state cross country meet.

It was the race of his life in the year of his life.

Wisconsin Heights junior cross country star Christian Patzka went to the WIAA Division 2 state meet with high hopes and huge dreams. Patzka then made them all a reality.

Patzka finished fifth individually in a race held at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. Patzka finished the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 27.0 seconds, not far off the winning time of East Troy senior Henry Chapman (15:59.3)

"Christian ran a perfect race at state," Heights coach Sara Lazarescu said. "He put in the extra mileage during the season, pushed himse...

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