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Kochendorfer competes at DIII nationals

Hudson High School graduate Kady Kochendorfer is pictured after setting a new UW-Eau Claire record to place second in the triple jump at the WIAC Indoor TRack and Field Championships in Whitewater Feb. 23. Submitted photo

Hudson High School graduate Kady Kochendorfer's school record triple jump for the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds at the WIAC Championships Feb. 23 landed her a spot in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend in Boston.

Kochendorfer, a freshman at UWEC, broke the Blugold record at the WIAC Meet in Whitewater with a leap of 38-feet, 2.75-inches to place second and help the Blugolds capture their first WIAC team title. She cleared 37-4.5 at the Division III National Meet, hosted by the University of Massachusetts-Boston last weekend, to place 16th. She entered the meet seeded 20th.

Kochendorfer was a four-time state qualifier at Hudson and is the school record holder in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.52 seconds, set at the 2018 WIAA State Championships. She was also a member of the Raider's fourth-place 4x200-meter relay team as a senior and helped Hudson take eighth place in the 4x100-meter relay while finishing seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 36-10.5.

Kochendorfer helped the UWEC women tie for seventh at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships.

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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