The Bluejacket boys kept their undefeated team streak alive by capturing first place at the Maple Grove Crimson Invite on Tuesday, May 1, their only meet of the week.
The highlight for C-I was a 1-2 finish in the discus, with Ryley Nelson picking up the win and Will Flemister coming in right behind him. The other individual first also came in the throwing events as Blaze Krueger took first in the shot put.
The relay teams had a solid day, with the 4x200 team taking first and the 4x400 and 4x800 teams each taking second.
Other individual top-three finishes from the Jackets came from Dylan Larson (2nd, 400), Cole Larson (2nd, 300 hurdles), Nicholas Koshenina (2nd, high jump), Harrison Grandgenett (3rd, 200), Levi Wilson (3rd, 110 hurdles) and Jonah Brady (3rd, pole vault).
The biggest test to the team’s undefeated streak came on Wednesday, May 9, as C-I competed in the section true team meet. See next week’s edition of the Star for results.
The C-I girls team didn’t have as much success at Maple Grove, coming in fifth out of eight teams, but they did have a few notable performances against strong competition.
Char Morke continued her dominance in the pole vault, taking first place, clearing a full two feet higher than her closest competition, which turned out to be teammate Marisa Coffman.
The team also had a 2-3 finish in the long jump as Shelby Orr took second and Larissa Block took third. The only other top-three finishes for the Jackets came from the 4x200 relay, which took second, and Victoria Skiba, who took second in the discus.
After finally getting out on the links, the Jackets put up some solid rounds, competing in five meets in one week.
The highlight was taking first place in their own invite on Monday, April 30, which was the third meet of the season. Besides that, the team took second out of 14 schools at Milaca in their season opener, second out of five schools at North Branch, second out of five schools at St. Francis and fifth out of all 10 conference schools at Princeton.
The boys team had a tougher time during the full-conference meet at Princeton on Wednesday, May 2. Out of 10 teams, the Jackets came in ninth place.
On Monday, May 7, C-I hosted their own Purple Hawk Invite, coming in eighth out of ten teams. Orion Collins was the top finisher, earning 18th with his total of 84.
The Jackets came up with their first win for new coach Mike Bergloff, topping Princeton 11-3 in the first game of a double-header on Thursday, May 3. However, the Jackets did lose two other games last week, falling to Rogers 17-2 and to Princeton 4-3 in the second game of the double-header.
C-I’s softball team copied the results of the baseball team, collecting their first win of the season over Princeton in the first game of a double-header by a score of 8-6. The Jackets also lost to Rogers 12-2 and to Princeton 4-2 in the second game of their double-header.
After a strong start to the season, the Jackets ran into the heavy part of their schedule, losing three times last week. The Jackets lost to STMA 6-1 on Tuesday, May 1, and followed that up with matching 5-2 losses to Buffalo and Rogers.