MENOMONIE — Resting the majority of their varsity athletes, Colfax sent just a few members of their track and field team to the Dunn County Indoor Championships meet April 7 at the Menomonie High School Fieldhouse. Both the boys and girls teams finished sixth in a field of six teams as a result.
The first outdoor meet of the season scheduled at St. Croix Central April 9 was cancelled due to poor weather conditions and a wet track.
Jezz Tweed scored the only point for the Vikings at the DC meet by finishing sixth in the 400 m dash at 1:22. Senior Alexis Rudi, who saw limited action last year after moving over from the softball team, tried a couple of new events and was 20th in the shot put with a toss of 21-09.50 and was 39th in the 40 m dash in 7.4.
Jelani Smit was a double winner for the boys, taking the 50 m high hurdles in 7.9 and the 50 m low hurdles. He was also 22nd in the 40 m dash at 5.6. (There were 82 entries in the race as every team could enter as many kids as they wanted to in each event). Isaac Lee earned a fifth place in the triple jump with a leap of 38-20.50 and Jacob Steinke who made the switch from baseball this year was eighth in the 40 m dash in 5.4 and 11th in the long jump at 17-04.50.
Michael Hurlburt added an 11th place in the 400 m dash at 1:07, Kamdon Quast crossed the pole vault bar at 7-00 for 15th place, Jon Hayton finished 16th in the triple jump at 30-04.50 and 19th in the 300 m dash in 48.4 while Michael Lyrek was 16th in the 300 m dash at 45.6 and was 33rd in the 40 m dash in 5.7. Napoleon Nosker placed 17th in the 300 m dash in 46.7 and 51st in the 40 m dash in 5.9 and Adam Pretasky was 43rd in the 40 m dash in 5.9.
GIRLS TEAM SCORES: Menomonie 155, Black River Falls 115, River Falls 77.50, St. Croix Central 42.50, Elk Mound 28, Colfax 1
BOYS TEAM SCORES: Menomonie 125, Black River Falls 101.25, St. Croix Central 64.25, River Falls 49, Elk Mound 45.50, Colfax 22