Last Thursday the Wildcats went to the Central McLean Varsity Invite and the junior high team competed in the Badlands conference meet in Beach on Friday. The Wildcats had multiple placers in both meets, and even had a weekend total of at least eight two-event winners. On Thursday, at Central McLean, the Wildcats came away with a good showing in the men’s triple jump. The Wildcats placed three contestants in the event that took fourth, fifth and sixth. Weston Meckle led the way with a fourth place finish, jumping 35 feet and 9 inches. Danny Kraft followed at fifth (35-04) and Levi Johnson grabbed sixth (32-09).
The Wildcats took advantage of last week, getting two meets in before weather started making a turn for the worse today. The Wildcats went to the Bison-Miner invite in Hazen early in the week and ended their week at the Southern McLean Track Meet in Washburn on Friday. Bison-Miner Invite The girls had two placers and took 16th overall. Madeline Henke, freshman, scored the most points at the meet for the girls. Henke was seventh in the high jump, clearing 4 feet and 3 inches. She added another place in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 19.74 seconds – good enough for sixth place.
The varsity boys had a great showing, taking fourth place. They had their best results in jumping events. The long and triple jump had four placers each and the high jump had three placers. The Wildcats got a 2-3-4-5 finish in the long jump. Lane Erhardt led the way, taking second (17-02), Weston Meckle followed (16-02.50), then Logan Staigle (16-01) and Danny Kraft closed out the group at fifth place with a 15 feet, 6 inch jump. In triple jump the Wildcats went 5-6-7-8. Meckle led the way (34-09), Kraft followed (34-03.50), then Levi Johnson (32-04) and lastly Erhardt in eighth place (31-10.50).