HAMMOND, WI - Even with snow on the ground, the spring sports season is here and last week the track team opened their season like all the other spring sports teams did, with a meet on a beautiful day.

The Cardinal track team, led by coaches Debbie Bowman, Rob Bosshart and Greg Dieckman, got some of their jitters out early with a number of athletes competing for the first time, and returning players easing into the season.

The boys’ squad finished in 11th place of 13 teams with 23 points. Elk Mound won the meet with 129 points, followed by hosts SCC with 103 points. Prescott was third with 90 points followed by Ellsworth (74), Saint Croix Falls (62.5), Baldwin-Woodville (56), Prairie Farm (41), Elmwood-Plum City (33.5), Colfax (28), Somerset (28), Spring Valley (23), Glenwood City (22) and Boyceville (10).

Dylan Bosshart earned points in three of the four events he entered to lead the boys’ team. The sophomore took second place in the high jump at six feet. He also finished in fourth place in the 100-meter high hurdles and fifth place in the 200-meter dash. Those points earned accounted for 17 of the Cardinals 23 points on the day.

Also earning points for the Cardinal boys’ were junior Calvin Kotval with a sixth place finish in the 3200 meter run, and juniors Jarod Rielly and Mason Johnson with a seventh and eighth place finish respectively in the 300-meter hurdles.

The girls’ team finished in 12th place of 12 teams with 10 points. Hosts SCC won the girls’ team score with 125 points, followed by Saint Croix Falls (104), B-W (83), Ellsworth (67.5), Elk Mound (60.5), Somerset (58), Prescott (51), Boyceville (46), Colfax (40), E-PC (36), Glenwood City (18) and the Cardinals.

Sophomore Erin Stans led the girls’ team by earning points in two events with a fifth place finish in the high jump and an eighth place finish in the 100 meter dash for a total of five points to the team score.

Senior Tatum Huntress took eighth place in the triple jump and also ran a leg of the 4x200 meter relay that finished in seventh place with Maddie Jacobson, Brianna O’brien and Camryn Wegner.

O’Brien teamed up with Holly Anderson, Katherine Dieckman and Sandy Bune to take seventh place in the 4x800 meter relay team as well.

The Cardinals ran this past Tuesday at Baldwin-Woodville and will next run at Clear Lake Tuesday and at Prescott on Thursday, April 24, as well.