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Patzka, Murphy qualify for state


May 30, 2019

Aaron Jacobus

Wisconsin Heights track standout Connor Murphy qualified for state in the 400-meter run.

Wisconsin Heights junior Christian Patzka operated with great expectations all year long.

Senior Connor Murphy didn't find his calling until late in the season.

The two Vanguards track and field standouts reached their goals, though, last Thursday when both individuals qualified for the WIAA Division 2 state meet.

Patzka won the 3,200-meter run and Murphy was fourth in the 400-meter dash at the East Troy Sectional. Both individuals advanced to the state meet, which will be held Friday and Saturday at Veterans Stadium in La Crosse.

Patzka finished the 3,200 in 9 minutes, 43.92 seconds, just...

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