USM Athletics Compete at State Championships
Kristen Chou ’19, Marcus Jay Wilkes ’19, Lexi Keppler ’20, and the boys’ 4 x 400 Relay team of C.J. Boyd ’21, Sam Mackey ’19, Duncan Petrie ’19, and Wilkes (along with alternates Alvin Pokel ’20 and Ishan Kuttickat ’19) represented the USM track team in the WIAA Division 2 State Track and Field Championships. Chou had the best finishes for the Wildcats at the tournament, earning 5th-place finishes in both the 400 meter dash and long jump.
Daniel Taleghani ’20 finished in 3rd place in singles in the WIAA Division 2 Individual State Tournament. In doubles, Matt Cooper ’19 and Addison Elliott ’20 joined Taleghani as representatives of the USM boys’ tennis team in the Division 2 doubles competition, where they advanced to the quarterfinal.
The girls’ lacrosse team competed in the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation State Tournament Championship game, where they lost to five-time consecutive state champion team, Arrowhead Red, 11-8. Despite the loss, it was a great year for USM. The Wildcats finished the season at 15-2. Their only two losses were to Arrowhead, one in a close game during the regular season and the other in the state championship match.
Caleb Saffold ’20 took 8th place in the 100-yard breaststroke at the WIAA State Swimming Championships in February. He was also named the team’s most valuable player, served as a captain, and was an all-conference selection.
Porter Westveer ’21 skied as an individual for USM in the Wisconsin High School Ski and Snowboard Championships, where he placed 11th in the boys’ individual standings. Westveer was also named team most valuable player for the boys’ squad, and he was recognized as an all-conference selection.