Mounders begin track season indoors

Elk Mound opened its 2018 track and field season with a trio of indoor meets in a span of four days.

The Mounders kicked off this season’s schedule with the first of two indoor meets at UW-Stout’s Johnson Fieldhouse on Saturday, March 24.

Two days later, Elk Mound traveled to the McPhee Center on the UW-Eau Claire campus to compete in the Chippewa Falls McDonell Indoor Invitational on Monday, March 26  before finishing up the following day, Tuesday March 27, back at the Johnson Fieldhouse for the annual Blue Devils Invite. 

[emember_protected] The Mounders are scheduled to move outdoors, weather permitting, for their next meet which is set for April 12 in Mondovi.  

Blue Devil Invite

Brady Redwine scored points in three separate events to lead the Elk Mound boys to a seventh-place finish in last Tuesday’s Blue Devil Invite held inside the Johnson Fieldhouse on the UW-Stout campus. The boys tallied 28.50 points in the meet.

The junior speedster claimed third in the long jump with a best effort of 19’ 6”, sixth in the 200 meter dash with a time of :24:34 and seventh in the 55 meter after finishing the race in :06.94.

Senior hurdler Jake Johnson, seeded second after the prelims last Tuesday, picked up the silver medal in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of :08.27.

Fellow senior Tyler Brantner placed high in a pair of events. Brantner copped a fourth place showing in the high jump with a leap of 5’ 10” and went 19’ 1” to place sixth in the long jump, just three spots behind teammate Brady Redwine.

Wrapping up the scoring for the Mounder boys was another senior, Conner Mavis, who placed eighth after a throw of 39’ 6” in the shot put.

 Just two girls accounted for all seven of the Lady Mounders team points which placed the squad 18th out of the 21 teams in the Blue Devil Invite.

Senior Hannah Cedarblade finished fourth ran a :10.27 to place fourth in the 55 meter hurdles and junior Sydney Simpson jump 30’ 8.25” to place seventh in the triple jump.  

McDonell  Indoor

Several individuals put points on the board for Elk Mound track teams in the March 26  Chippewa Falls McDonell Indoor Invitational at the McPhee Center on the UW-Eau Claire campus.

In the process, the Mounder boys copped an eighth-place finish in the 13-team meet scoring 26 points while the gals finished with eight points for an 11th place showing.

Three of the Mounder boys’ relay squads netted points as the 4×200 meter team came in fourth (1:49.60) and both the 4×800 m (11:56.25) and 4×400 m (4:43.66) teams placed seventh.

Sophomore  Galen Young had the boys’ top finish in the meet, taking third in the pole vault by clearing 10”. 

Senior Andrew Benson threw 37’ 6” in the shot put to finish fifth, seventh place finishes went to fellow seniors Jack Emberson in the long jump (16’ 8”) and William Muszynski in the 55 meter hurdles (:09.97), and freshman Javon Pinley took eight in the high jump (5’ 2”).

Sophomore Lizzy Lindquist finished in a five-way tie for third  at 8’ 6” in the girls’ pole vault.

The only other points the Lady Mounders garnered were in the 4×200 m relay, where Elk Mound placed sixth, and freshman Chloe Simpson’s eight-place finish in the high jump (4’ 4”). 

Northern Badger Classic

The Elk Mound boys’ racked up 36 points in their 2018 track and field season debut at the Northern Badger Classic Saturday, March 24 to finish sixth out of 27 teams in the small school competition held inside the Johnson Fieldhouse at UW-Stout.

The Lady Mounders tallied just four points and finished in tie for 20th place.

Seniors Brady Redwine and Tyler Brantner scored points in a pair of events to lead the Elk Mound boys’ team.

Redwine won the long jump with a leap of 19’ 11.5” and finished fourth in the 55 meter dash after having been clocked in a time of :06.91.

Brantner went 39’ 9” to take second in the triple jump and cleared 6’ even in the high jump to place third.

Junior Rian Flynn ran to seventh went 5’ 6” in the high jump for seventh and sophomore Galen Young cleared 9’ in the pole vault for eighth.

Sydney Simpson’s fifth-place finish in the triple jump (30’ 11”) accounted for all four of the Lady Mounders’ team points.  [/emember_protected]