Logan athlete reaches podium for wheelchair shotput, 100-meter race at WIAA State Track and Field Championships

Freshman Wyatt Peterson has spina bifida

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – A Logan High School athlete can has a new title: State Medalist.

News 8 Now introduced you Logan High School’s Wyatt Peterson on Thursday.

The freshman has spina bifida.

He came into the WIAA State Track and Field Championships with a goal: to be a medalist.

Friday, Peterson did just that.

He threw the shot put 16 feet 10 inches, a personal best and far enough for a fifth-place finish.

Peterson wasn’t done there. He also finished sixth in the 100-meter race — good enough for a second trip to the podium.

You can learn more about Wyatt’s story here.