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Girls athlete of the week: Cassy Goodrich, Union Grove

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Union Grove High School senior sprinter Cassy Goodrich finally got what she’s been looking for the past four years at the WIAA State Track & Field Championships — a gold medal.

Goodrich, a four-time qualifier for the state meet, earned her elusive medal Saturday by winning her best event, the 400 meters, in a personal-best 55.35 seconds. That was 0.7 seconds faster than her previous best of 56.05 seconds.

Goodrich began her day by finishing third in the 100 meters in 12.21 and then finished her prep career by taking third in the 200 meters in 24.87. All three of her times Saturday broke her own school records. She won six medals in four trips to state, three in the 400, two in the 200 and one in the 100. She qualified in those three events the past three years.

Also nominated or considered for this week’s honor: Catholic Central track 4x400 relay; Courtney Ellingson, Case softball; Sarah Johnson, Prairie soccer; Bennisha Nunn, Case track & field; Kaci Schonert, Horlick soccer; Sabrina Stulo, St. Catherine’s soccer.

Coaches wishing to nominate a player or team for weekly honors should call 262-631-1750 before 6 p.m. Saturday.

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