The track and field season got underway in a big way for local teams last week.
The Cedarburg boys squad finished eighth in the Wangerin Invitational at Whitefish Bay on March 21, the Cedarburg girls won a triangular meet on March 21 and the Grafton girls squad came in 10th in the Lois Wolf Invitational at Bay on March 20.
Leading the way for the Cedarburg boys were the 3,200-meter relay, which was second in 8 minutes, 57.43 seconds; Gregory Sorrell, who was third in the 800 run with 2:12.82; Andrew Rathkamp, who finished fourth in the 1,600 run at 5:03.72; Spencer Brattebo, who tied for fourth in the pole vault with 9 feet, 6 inches; and the 1,600 relay squad, which took fourth in 3:48.83. Names for the relays were not available.
Nathan Mierow was fifth in the 400 dash (58.42 seconds), the 4x160 relay unit was sixth (1:23.73) and eighth places went to Timmy Brey in the 3,200 run (11:21) and Mitchell Moeller in the shot put (39-8).
The Bulldogs finished eighth with 28 points in the 13-team meet.
The highest finish was third place, from both Abby Cibulka in the long jump (16-3¾) and the 4x160 relay (1:31.5).
Casey Garza earned fourth in the shot put (33-4), and fifths went to Julia Wille in the 800 run (2:41.34) and the 3,200 relay unit (11:15.68).
Taking sixth were Nathalie Arendt in the pole vault (8-0) and Justine Tiegs in the shot put (32-4) for the Black Hawks, who came in 10th with 22 points.
The Bulldogs tallied 80 points to beat Sheboygan North's 57 in the home triangular meet.
Winners were Katrina Schoen in the 200 dash (30.29), Olivia Greymount in the 800 (2:45.33), Abby Belschner in the high jump (5-4), Mia Ketelhohn in the shot put (31-9) and the 3,200 relay (12:37.62).
All the teams will compete in the North Shore Conference Indoor Meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Homestead.