Rhinelander High School varsity boys track team placed fifth out of eight teams at Thursday’s indoor meet at Northland Pines Fieldhouse, picking up 68 1/2 points. Northland Pines won the meet with 153 points.
The Hodags’ Josh Francisco set a personal record to claim a first place finish in the 55 meter dash. Other top finishers include Petyon Ericks, third in the triple jump with a jump of 40 feet 2.50 inches; Alex Monk placed fourth and fifth in the 200 meter and 55 meter hurdles; AJ Kopplin cleared 5 feet 6 inches in the high jump; Drake Martin jumped 18 feet 7.50 inches to take fifth place in the long jump.
The girls varsity placed seventh out of eight teams, garnering 22 1/2 points. Lakeland took home place first place honors with a score of 170 points. Top finishers for the Hodags include Ellen Padgett, sixth in the 55 meter dash with a time of 8.07 seconds; Lexie Rick throwing the shot 32 feet 8 inches for a fourth place finish; Rebecca Lawrence tied for third place in the high jump, clearing 4 feet 10 inches.
Photos by Bob Mainhardt.