Wildcats climbing rankings
By Jarann Johnson
Center-Stanton is a small team but they are looking like a squad who can make an impact at the regional meet this year. They showed off some of their depth in the jumps at the Shiloh meet last week.
Ben Thompson had a very busy meet. Thompson placed in all three jumping events. He took fourth in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet and 10 inches, which is four inches away from state-qualifying. State-qualifying in the high jump is 6 feet and 2 inches.
Thompson also came close to state-qualifying in the long jump. He placed seventh at the meet with a lead of 18 feet and 11.25 inches. State-qualifying in the long jump is 20 feet and 9 inches. Thompson also placed seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 37 feet and 2.50 inches.