Gatorade announced Monday that Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School senior Davis Wenthe has been selected as its boys track and field athlete of the year.
Wenthe, a University of Wisconsin commit, won the WIAA Division 2 300-meter intermediate hurdles as a junior before having sit out the 2020 spring with the rest of his peers due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wenthe won the state 300 hurdles in a time of 37.97 seconds in 2019 and added a second-place finish in the 110 hurdles (14.61), which were won by Peshtigo's Mitchell VanVooren (14.59). He cleared 6 feet, 6 inches to place fourth in the high jump.
Wenthe was also part of the Red Hawks' qualifying 1,600 relay team as a junior, and that team went on to place fifth with a time of 3:25.91. Wenthe also qualified for state in the high jump as a freshman and again as a sophomore. He added the 400 and 110 hurdles as a sophomore and finished third in the hurdle event.
Wenthe gives the Coulee Region the Gatorade boys award for the second time in four seasons. Onalaska's Austin Glynn, a thrower at Wisconsin, won it in 2017 before Mequon Homestead's Drew Bosley won it the next two years.
Wenthe was also a standout football player for the Red Hawks. He recorded seven interceptions as an All-Tribune first-team defensive back and rushed for four touchdowns during G-E-T's 10-2 season that included a South Central Conference championship.
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