Wyse twins going together to finals


By Chip Burch • Last Updated 1:43 pm on Friday, June 01, 2012

Audrey Wyse attempts a pole vault during Tuesday’s Daily News Track Classic.

GREENVILLE — Rosalyn and Audrey Wyse are twin sisters that are doing something else together — they’re headed to the Division 1 track finals.

The twins are going in different events. Rosalyn is competing in the 300-meter hurdles and the high jump while Audrey is going in the pole vault.

“I’m not really surprised. I put in a lot of hard work this season,” Audrey said. “I just knew if I vault like I have been I could get 9-8 easily.”

Rosalyn wasn’t all that surprised to make it either.

“I was happy more than surprised because I really focused and worked hard to get it at regionals and make the times to beat everyone,” Rosalyn said.

Rosalyn won the 300 hurdles at regionals with a 47.08 time. She also was 5-0 in the high jump, which was second at the regional.

Audrey’s 9-8 vault was not one of the top two but was above the qualifying threshold set by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.

“I’m hoping to get 10-6 at the (state) meet,” Audrey said.

Both Wyse twins say they push each other when it comes to events.

“Audrey really pushes me on in the 300 hurdles mainly because I really don’t want her to beat me,” Rosalyn said. “We’re really competitive.”

“I definitely try to improve and beat her (Rosalyn) but she has many fast times and I’m still trying,” Audrey said.

Rosalyn Wyse gets ready to hand off the baton during the 800 relay on Tuesday at Greenville.

Audrey likes the idea of going to the state finals with her sister.

“I think it’s great that we’re going together,” she said. “It’s will be a great experience for this year.”

“I’m happy about it that she’ll be there by my side when we compete,” Rosalyn said of her sister.

Rosalyn has a goal of getting one of the top eight places at the state meet.

“My goal is to place at state and just run a really good time,” she said.

The twins will compete tomorrow at the state finals at East Kentwood.

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