Athletes young and old compete in Badger State Games Track and Field

Athletes young and old compete in...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Athletes from five years old to over 80 competed in the Badger State Games Track and Field Event Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Participants ran races and competed in track events in their age groups at Veterans memorial Sports Complex.

It's the fourth year the games have been hosted at this venue, and organizers say it's doubled in size since the first event, with 500 athletes expected to compete.

"It's a phenomenal facility. It really is one of the best in the Midwest and in the country,” coordinator Jeremiah Burish said. “It's a beautiful backdrop, with the bluffs in the background. It really makes for a great event, and people love coming here."

Athletes who placed in their age group now have the opportunity to compete at the State Games of America taking place in Michigan in August.

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