Cats claim four firsts at Hudson
Colin Rogers won the boys' 800 and 1600 meter runs and Lucy Ramquist and Kali Kramolis each posted first place finishes for the Wildcat girls' to lead the Cats at the Hudson True Team Track and Field Invitational Friday at Newton Field.
Rogers won the 1600 with a time of 4 minutes, 35.23 seconds and came back four events later to win the 800 in 2:03.17 to lead the Wildcat boys to a third place team finish at the eight-team invite.
Ramquist won the girls' 1600 in 5:19.09 while Kramolis, who set a new indoor school record in the 55 meter hurdles a week earlier, kicked off the outdoor season with a first place time of 51.3 seconds in the 300 meter low hurdles.
Hudson swept the invite, winning the boys' competition with 816 points and the girls with 867.5. The Wildcat boys finished with 578 points to take third while the girls finished sixth with 564.5.
Rogers helped the Wildcat boys pick up 51 team points in the 1600 meter run. He earned 21 points for his first place time while Steffen Nielsen collected 16 points for finishing sixth in 5:06.15 and Shae Taylor earned 14 points for his eighth place time of 5:06.35.
The Wildcat boys also picked up 51 points in the 200 meter dash where Sean Gilbert took second in 23.88 seconds for 20 points, Eddie Gallenberg placed sixth in 24.3 for 16, and Connor Schug finished seventh in 24.54 for 15.
In the 100 meter dash, Gilbert collected 19 points with a third place time of 11.63 seconds, Gallenberg earned 18 points with a fourth place time of 11.95, and Levi Johnson picked up 13 points with a ninth place time of 12.38 to give the Cats 50 points in the event.
Zach Bennett boosted the boys' team score with a third place time of 53.82 seconds in the 400 meter dash and a seventh place height of 10-feet in the pole vault.
Jeffrey Kujala finished fifth in the long jump with a leap of 18-feet. 2.5-inches, while Oscar White placed fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 38-0.75. Grant Lillvis had a pair of fifth place finishes -- in the discus with a throw of 112-11, and the shot put with a toss of 43-9.
"The boys put together a great team meet," coach Jeff Hahn said. "The Hudson True Team had some great competition and they rose to meet it."
On the girls' side, Ramquist helped the Cats score 51 team points in the 1600 meter run with her first place finish. She earned 24 points while Aislinn Pomfret picked up 21 with a fourth place time of 5:44.44, and Rebecca Cardwell earned six with a 19th place time of 6:51.06.
In the 300 hurdles, Kramolis earned 24 points with her first place finish while Emily Snyder picked up 18 with a seventh place time of 53.21 and Kayla Swanson contributed six with a 19th place time of 1:01.29.
Kramolis also finished second in the 100 meter intermediate hurdles in 16.74 seconds.
The Wildcat girls picked up their highest team score in the 200 meter dash, where Yanique Black, Abbey Berg and Hannah Ohlsen combined for 52 points. Black picked up 22 points with a third place time of 27.56 seconds, Berg earned 19 points with a sixth place time of 28.06, and Ohlsen received 11 points for her 14th place time of 29.75. Black also finished fourth in the 100 meter dash in 13.32 seconds.
Natalie Powell boosted the girls' team score with a second place time of 12:28.97 in the 3200 meter run while Berg, Kramolis, Tessa Coggio and Maddy Durhman combined for a second place time of 1:49.75 in the 4 x 200 meter relay.
"The girls are coming along very well," coach Bill Forster said before the meet. "The new, younger girls are starting to get the picture."
The Cats will Hudson, Ellsworth and Tartan (Minn.) for a quadrangular meet Friday beginning at 4 p.m. at Wildcat Field next to the high school.