Finally getting a nice weather to compete in, the Wisconsin Dells boys and girls track and field teams hosted the Heather Johnson Memorial Invitational on Friday in Wisconsin Dells.
The home fans got to see the Wisconsin Dells girls win three events, on their way to finishing in third place out of 11 teams with 89.5 points.
Freshman Hailey Anchor won a pair of events. Anchor won the 400 meter in 1 minutes, 0.67 seconds, and was also a member of her team’s 1,600-meter relay squad, which finished in first place with a time of 4:12.00. Joining up with Anchor to win the 1,600-meter relay was sophomore Emily Cunningham, junior Lindsay Cunningham and sophomore Megan Jones. The same four girls were also second in the 3,200 relay with a time of 9:57.78.
The other victory for the Wisconsin Dells girls came in the 1,600 meters, where Lindsay Cunningham was first in 5:33.45.
Runner-up finishes for the Wisconsin Dells girls came from Anchor in the high jump (4-10), Emily Cunningham in the 800 meters (2:31.97) and freshman Alisia Schwark in the 300 hurdles (0:51.29). Finishing third for the lady Chiefs at the Heather Johnson Invite were Jones in the 400 meters (1:03.24) and senior Caelan Tourdot in the discus (105-0).
The Wisconsin Dells boys finished in eighth place with 42 points. Leading the Wisconsin Dells boys was the duo of junior Cade Ravenscroft and senior Nick Kruschke.
Kruschke finished first in the pole vault, where he tied his season-best vault at 13 feet. Ravenscroft won the high jump clearing the bar at 5-10. Ravenscroft was also fourth in the triple jump (40-3 ¾) and fourth in the long jump (19-6 ½).
HEATHER JOHNSON INVITE
Girls team scores: Medford 127, Marshfield 120, Wisconsin Dells 89.5, DeForest 81, Sauk Prairie 64.5, Ripon 48, Reedsburg 47, Marshall 40, Adams-Friendship 33, Portage 25, Mauston 24.
Boys team scores: Marshfield 144, DeForest 131, Ripon 81, Medford 73, Reedsburg 71.5, Sauk Prairie 51, Mauston 51, Wisconsin Dells 42, Portage 40.5, Marshall 14, Adams-Friendship 2.