It’s officially track season


After deep playoff runs from both the Owen-Withee boy’s and girls’ basketball teams this year, the track season started a little slow. However, the team was up to its full capability after winter athletes returned from their break. During last week’s first full team practices, the team prepared for their first indoor Track meet in Neillsville on March 15. This meet was viewed as more of a practice as it was multiple athletes’ 5th day of track this season. This meeting was a great first look into high school track and field for multiple of our incoming freshmen and new members. Some of our athletes eager to compete, were able to face off against familiar teams in the conference and some powerhouse teams like Neillsville and Bloomer. Good luck to our track athletes this year as they look to better themselves and compete.
Neillsville meet results: Mason Gay – 1st high jump, 5’9”, 2nd 800m run, 2:16.94, 1st 1,1,2,3 Medley, 1:59.62; Brandon Geldernick - 1st 1,1,2,3 Medley, 1:59.62, 2nd, 45m dash, 5.90. Sam Wells - , 1st 1,1,2,3 Medley, 1:59.62, 2nd Pole Vault, 10’; Colton Paczkowski - , 1st 1,1,2,3 Medley, 1:59.62, 2nd Co-op relay, 2:27.43; Kendal Weiler – 2nd Co-op Relay, 2:27.43, 2nd 45m dash, 6.70; Kayla Rasmussen – 2nd Co-op relay, 2:27.43; Keyton DeGroot – 2nd Co-op relay, 2:27.43; Cassidy Graski – 2nd 1,1,2,3 Medley, 2.22.52, 3rd 45m hurdles, 8.60; Jozlin Sevareid – 2nd 1,1,2,3 Medley, 2.22.52; Tegan Hatlestad – 2nd 1,1,2,3 Medley, 2.22.52; Madi Mueller – 2nd 1,1,2,3 Medley, 2.22.52 and Lydia Lobacz – 3rd Shotput, 28’-4.50”.
Marshfield indoor meet
On Tuesday, March 19 the boys’ track and field team traveled to Marshfield and had the opportunity to compete against larger schools, including multiple D2 teams and a D1 team. This was a great look into some tougher competition and pushed some of our athletes to do their best. A lot of our athletes were very happy to be running on a slightly larger, 160-yard track.
Marshfield meet results: Colton Paczkowski – 1st 1600m run, 5:05.60; Mason Gay – 1st 800 Yard run, 2:14.77, 2nd 440 Yard dash, 57.86; Dominic Sherwood – 2nd 220 Yard dash, 26.41.