Two La Crosse athletes and one from Tomah were invited to compete in a national track and field championship track meets.

Jacy Weisbrod, 9, of La Crosse will compete in the softball throw at the annual Hershey's Track and Field Games North American Finals in Hershey, Pennsylvania on August 3. She recently qualified as the Wisconsin state champion.

Destiny McElrath, 13, of Tomah, will participate in the USA Track & Field Junior Olympics National Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, which takes place from July 22-28. McElrath will compete in the long jump. Bennett Fried, 8, of La Crosse also qualified for that meet in the 200m dash.

The three athletes are members of the La Crosse Track Club. "It is an exceptional achievement for these athletes to have the opportunity to compete at these prominent national venues," La Crosse Track Club youth coach Dan Schraith said in a statement.