Wegner flies, lands on podium

Wes Wegner of Siren jumped to sixth place at the state meet. His long jump put him on the podium.

Previously published in June 8, 2005 edition of the Sentinel

LACROSSE–– Wes Wegner was “proud of myself,” and flashed the biggest smile possible after he stepped off the podium.

While he wanted to go a little further, his 20-8.75 foot long jump was good enough for sixth place at the state and a chance to stand on the podium and have the medal put around his neck.

Jake Morrow of Wild Rose jumped 21-7 and won the event.

While he would have like to have flow a little farther, his flight paid off in giving the Siren senior the medal.

“It was amazing,” said Wegner.

“I wanted to make it into the 21’s but I didn’t make it,” Wegner said.

He finished the long jump before his team competed in the finals of the 400-meter relay.