Kudos for Warriors’ Large, Dorrler

OZAUKEE HIGH SCHOOL’S Elise Large will take her athletic talent to the University of Wisconsin-Madison this fall. The senior, who has excelled in cross country and distance events in track and field, signed a letter of intent to run for the Badgers. Looking on were (front row, from left) her parents Dan and Annie Large, (back row) sister Kelley Large, Ozaukee coach Andrew Pfeuffer, athletic director Lee Baldwin, coach Roger Sinnen and brother Cael Large. Photo by Sam Arendt

It has been a decorative time for Ozaukee High School seniors Elise Large and Gavin Dorrler.

Each has been nominated for Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

Each is one of six finalists across all divisions in the state.

The winners will be announced at a red-carpet ceremony May 11 at the Lambeau Field Atrium. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be the guest speaker.

In addition, Large was named a WIAA Scholar Athlete, one of 16 girls across the state to receive such an honor.

Large carries a 4.0 grade-point average and was the Division 3 state champion in the 1,600-meter race and the 3,200 last year, breaking school records in both.

She is a two-time sectional and conference champion in cross country.

She has earned 11 letters in cross country, basketball, soccer and track and field.

Dorrler was part of a record-setting 1,600 relay team that took second in the Division 3 state meet last season. Individually, he took second in the long jump and fourth in the high jump.

“We are very lucky to have these athletes recognized by state awards and show what being a Warrior is all about,” Ozaukee track and field coach Andrew Pfeuffer said.

Large on Monday signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She plans to major in biochemistry for a career in health sciences.



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