Track season in full swing
The Cumberland Track Team ran at the Spooner Outdoor and the UW-Superior Indoor Meets last week. Good competition was provided along with some good Cumberland performances.
At Spooner, the girls finished third and the boys sixth out of the 12 teams in attendance.
For the girls, Skyler Ruetz and Mackenzie Johnson both had big days. Ruetz was second in both the high jump and 100-meter hurdles, while placing third in the 300-meter hurdles. Johnson was equally impressive with a second in the 400-meter run, a fifth in the 100-meter dash, and a sixth in the 200-meter dash. She lost the 400 meters by less than a second to Camerons Tori Gerber.
“These two girls have started the spring track season very impressively,” said Coach Ryan O’Connell.
Julianne Johnson added a third in the 3200, while Teagan Benson was fourth in the same event. Hayward won the girls competition.
The boys also had some nice performances led by Alex Thompson, who was third in the 200-meter run and fifth in the 400 meters. Gavin Fountaine added a fourth in the3200-meter run, Kevin Johnson was third in the 110-meterhurdles, Ryan Craine was fifth in the discus, while Johnny Richie was sixth in the 800-meter run. Webster won the boys competition.
Friday, Cumberland traveled up to the always tough Packy Paquette indoor meet held on the UW-Superior campus. Twelve teams participated with the Cumberland Boys taking ninth and the girls tenth. Eau Claire North won both competitions.
The hi-light for Cumberland was a third place finish for Skyler Ruetz in the 200 meter hurdles, where she ran a 32.84. She added a fifth in the 55-meter hurdles, while Mackenzie Johnson was seventh in the 200. Johhny Richie ran a solid 2:12 to finish fifth in the 800-meter run for the boys.
Cumberland next runs in the HON Indoor at UW-Superior this Thursday in a meet that starts at 3:00 pm.