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The Raider girls' 4 X 100 relay team of Katie Thielman and Angela Tipp, in front, and Rachael Saathoff and Erika Tipp, back, are all smiles after receiving their fourth place medals on the awards podium at the WIAA State Track and Field Championships Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium in La Crosse. The second place team from Milwaukee Bradley Technical is at the left and the sixth place team from Green Bay Southwest is at the right. Photo by Bob Burrows

Girls track team brings home two medals

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Hudson's girls' 4 X 100 meter relay team brought home a fourth place medal, and senior Alicia Bower capped her high school career by earning a sixth place medal at the 2009 WIAA Track and Field Championships over the weekend in La Crosse.


The Raider boys didn't bring home any hardware, but with 13 athletes -- many of them underclassmen -- competing in eight events at the state meet, they showed a glimpse of good things to come in the future.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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