Cardinal boys place first, girls place eighth
The Wetmore track and field team opened their season with a road invitational at Oskaloosa on Tuesday, April 5. The boys’ team dominated the event, finishing the day in first, while the girls’ team finished with an eighth-place finish.
Head Coach Seth Stiers said he is proud of both teams’ performances at the first meet.
“I am very proud of all of the kids, and I thought it was a great start to the season,” Stiers said.
The Wetmore boys’ team placed first overall with a score of 96. They were followed by Oskaloosa, second, 84; Jefferson County North, third, 83; Doniphan West, fourth, 79; Valley Falls, fifth, 63; McLouth, sixth, 60; Pleasant Ridge, seventh, 44; Veritas Christian School, eighth, 6; and Jackson Heights, ninth, 4.
Senior Storm Hackler led the boys’ team with two first-place finishes in the long jump event with a jump of 17 feet, one inch; and the javelin throw with a throw of 138 feet, 10.5 inches.
Senior Eric Bloom placed first in the 800 meter run with a time of two minutes, 15.1 seconds; and third in the 3200 meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 52.7 seconds.
Junior Kyler Wommack also earned first in the discus throw with a throw of 107 feet, nine inches. Wommack also placed second in the javelin throw with a throw of 126 feet, six inches.
Junior Jacob Carls earned first in the triple jump with a jump of 40 feet, 2.75 inches.
Senior Colby Hanzlicek finished the day with two second-place finishes. The first one was in the 1600 meter run with a time of five minutes, 22.08 seconds, and then in the 3200 meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 22.3 seconds.
Freshman Kaden Claycamp placed third in the discus throw with a throw of 97 feet, one inch.
The Wetmore girls’ team placed eighth overall with a score of 23. Other teams and their scores are as follows: McLouth, first, 112; Jackson Heights, second, 95; Oskaloosa, third, 64; Jefferson County North, fourth, 55; Pleasant Ridge, fifth, 52; Doniphan West, sixth, 45; Valley Falls, seventh, 33; and Veritas Christian School, ninth, 20.
Junior Lani Wiggli placed second in the 1600 meter run with a time of six minutes, 15.02 seconds.
The Wetmore Cardinals traveled on Tuesday, April 12, to compete in the Nemaha Central Invitational. These results were not available at The Herald’s press time.