Cardinals have solid first meet
In a spring that's seen mostly bad weather, last Tuesday was a rare warm and sunny day. And on this day, Prescott's boys and girls track and field teams were able to get outdoors for the first time and enjoy their first meet of the season at Eleva-Strum.
The 11-team Central Invitational proved to be a productive one for Prescott as the Cardinal boys placed second and the girls were third.
Prescott also competed in a meet at New Richmond Friday and Ellsworth competed in Hudson that same day.
Bask in the sun
Prescott's track teams got to bask in the sun of a high finish at Eleva-Strum.
In the boys' meet, Stanley-Boyd placed first with 153 points followed by the Redbirds with 85.5. After the top two were Mondovi 79.5, Augusta 72.5, Durand 64, Neillsville 58.5, Elk Mound 44, Colfax 37, Eleva-Strum 28, Osseo-Fairchild 28 and Thorp 17.
Girls' meet scores were Colfax 118, Mondovi 85.5, Prescott 83, Osseo-Fairchild 80.5, Elk Mound 72, Neillsville 71, Durand 65, Augusta 34, Eleva-Strum 29 and Thorp 22.
The Cardinal boys recorded four first places, three of them relay races. Winning were the 3200-meter team in 9:28.14, the 800 -meter squad in 1:36.9 and the 1600-meter team in 3:48.28. Also taking first was Nick Mossong in the long jump with a leap of 19-4. Placing for Prescott were Mossong in the 200-meter dash, second; Jessop Keene in the 1600-meter run, third; Blake Huebner in the 400-meter dash, Jim Mutschler in the 800 and Cole Geiger in the 200, all fourth; Prescott's 400-meter relay team, fifth; Mike Pechacek in the 200, Arthur Valentine in the triple jump and Mossong in the high jump, seventh; Alex Johnson in 110-meter high hurdles and Taylor Palmer in the high jump, eighth.
PHS had two winners in the girls' meet, the 800-meter relay team in 1:57.05 and Breanna Swan in the long jump with a mark of 14-5.Finishing second for the Cardinals were Anna Diley in the 100-meter high hurdles, Amy Carroll in the 200, Prescott's 1600-meter relay team, and Kaycee Charette in the triple jump. Thirds went to the Cards' 3200-meter relay team and Charette in the 300-meter low hurdles. Swan placed fourth in the 100-meter dash and Diley was fifth in the triple jump. Finishing sixth were Hannah Barrett in the 400, the 400-meter relay team and Demi Augustine in the 200. Kate Simon placed eighth in the high jump.
A cold and rainy Friday didn't stop either Prescott or Ellsworth from competing in separate meets.
Ellsworth's boys' and girls' teams each placed seventh out of 14 schools in the Hudson True Team Challenge. Teams could score up to 24 points for the 24 places. Hudson won both the boys and girls meets.
Top performances for the Panthers included Joey Marko's second in the pole vault with a mark of 11 feet, Morgan Place's second in the 3200-meter run in 11:14.94, a third for Carlie Melstrom in the 400, thirds for both Megan Rinke and Sabine Rudolph in the pole vault, a fourth for Sam Huggett in the high jump and a fifth for Amber Nugent in the shot put. The Panther girls' 800-meter relay team also placed third.
Prescott got into a meet with New Richmond, Osceola and Hayward at New Richmond at the last minute. Both teams finished fourth.
Placing for the PHS girls were Charette, second in the 300 hurdles in :52.5 seconds and second in the triple jump at 30 feet, six inches; the 400 relay, second, the 800 relay, third; Karina Kern, second in the pole vault, Swan, third in the long jump and Simon, fifth in the high jump. PHS' boys team got seconds from its 3200 relay team, its 800 relay team, Alex Johnson in the 300-meter IM hurdles and Keene in the 3200. Placing third were the 1600 relay squad. Geiger placed fourth in the 200, 400 and long jump. Mutschler in the 800, Pat Foreman in the long jump and Johnson in the discus all finished fifth.