Heading into Thursday’s cold and rainy Oconto Falls Invitational, the Bonduel track team was going to use the meet as a gauge for postseason competition.
Even more importantly, it hoped to remain healthy, but three jumpers, all on their first jumps of the day, suffered minor injuries in the dense sand pits, and head coach James Westrich did not want to take any chances.
Junior Emily Sorenson, who jumped 15 feet, 8 1/2 inches in her opening long jump, placed first without having to jump again.
“She’s confident with her long jump routine,” Westrich said. “She’s comfortable with her block routine. She’s just able to come out, have fun and compete, and that’s helping her a little bit.”
Sorenson also won the 100-meter dash, in 13.31 seconds, and ran a leg on the 4x200 relay team that placed third place as Bonduel placed sixth at the 15-team meet won by Seymour.
The Thunder also took the boys meet. Bonduel finished 10th.