Track and Field: Girls start strong, boys look to comeback

The girl’s track and field team finished off the beginning of the state championships last night, the girls started off with a bang, the boys not so much.

Only two girl’s events finished before the rain delay, but they still find themselves in a good position. In the 4X800 the relay team of Natalie Smith, Mary Mulkerin, Stephanie Bidle and Zoe Wolfe finished in fifth place.

In the discus throw Erin Doherty and Paige Bussard finished in second and third respectively, which really boosted the Knights overall score.

The girls are heading into the weekend in first, but have a long way too go after just two events.

The boys had a rougher night, the 4X800 relay team of Alex Mekkelson, Brent Leber, Matt Glessner and Brandon Folio finished in eleventh.

Hank Smith finished eighth in the shot put throwing a 45 in the final round, and In the Pole Vault Andrew Pressley finished seventh with a 13.

The other events were delayed due to inclement weather.

The boys are entering the weekend in eighteenth place and will look to move into the top 10 this weekend, with just a few events left.