Leaving A Legacy: Wade Wins 6 State Track Medals
St Peter’s senior Alysse Wade cemented her legacy as one of the most decorated track athletes Richland County has ever produced with another dominating performance at the State Championships in Columbus.
The Spartan speedster entered the day as defending State champ in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 100-meter hurdles, having just won gold in all three events at the Division III Regional Finals the weekend prior. She would defend the hurdles title with style in the very first event to kick off Saturday’s State Finals, setting an all-time Division and State Meet record with a blistering time of 14.07 seconds.
Wade then took gold in the 100-meter dash just minutes later by barely edging Malvern sophomore Zoe Moser with a championship time of 12.3 seconds. This left just a 200-meters title between Wade and an amazing 6 State Championships, but she felt as though she didn’t properly warm-up her body in time for the event and would fall behind out of the blocks. She would make a strong push at the end of the race to finish behind Moser in third with a time of 25.34, ending her day with three medal-winning performances.
The Eastern Michigan bound star says she didn’t finish her prep career exactly how she wanted, but was still very pleased the result. Wade leaves St. Peter’s with 6 State Track medals, 5 gold, and 1 bronze. She plans to improve this summer while competing in AAU.