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Patzka races to second place finish at state


June 6, 2019

Aaron Jacobus

Wisconsin Heights' Christian Patzka (left) finished second at state in the 3,200-meter run.

Last season, Christian Patzka was just happy to be at the WIAA Division 2 boys state track and field meet.

This year, Patzka - a junior at Wisconsin Heights - had far greater aspirations.

"I was pretty inexperienced last year," Patzka said. "It was my first time at state. I thought I could run pretty well. I was definitely happy with getting to state last year. But this year, I wanted to get on the podium."

Mission accomplished.

Patzka ran a brilliant race and finished second in the 3,200-meter run last Friday at Veterans Stadium in La Crosse. A year ago, Patzka was seeded fifth at state, b...

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