Wheelchair track athlete surprised with trophy presentation

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)- A sophomore at North High School has made school history and now he has the hardware to prove it.

Over the weekend Brock Holman, who has Spina Bifida, competed at the state track and field meet in La Crosse.

After taking 1st place in shot-put, 3rd place in the 400 meter dash and 5th place in the 100 meter dash over the weekend Holman knew he placed second in the WIAA Wheelchair Division. What he didn't know is the state runner up gets a trophy to call his own.

Tuesday afternoon members of the North High track team surprised Brock with a trophy ceremony in the Husky gym.

Coach Adam Sturgis says he knew the WIAA handed out trophies for first place, but found out Monday that a second place trophy was also awarded.

Sturgis says with his combined scores from shot-put and two races on the track Brock was able to grab the runner up spot in the Men’s Wheelchair Division individual scores.

Brock says he was surprised to find out he'd won a trophy and the experience has him excited for next season.

“It was still a neat experience and it’s always good to be down at state and try to do your best. I definitely wasn't expecting a trophy and I thought it was really cool, cool hardware,” Holman said.

Brock says he plans on expanding his events next season to add the 400, 800 and 1600 meter races.

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