Wortmann leads HPS Wildcats in season-opener

HARTINGTON — The Hartington Wildcats competed for the first time in 2013 at the Cedar Invite last Thursday in Hartington.

The HPS girls finished third out of eight schools competing with 74 points. Ahead of them were Cedar Catholic with 134 and Crofton with 138.6.

The Wildcat girls had two first-place finishes on the afternoon as Savannah Scoville took first place in the 100-meter hurdles with a  time of 17.6 seconds and Michaela Dendinger won the discus with a throw of 125’9”.

Dendinger also took second place in the shot put with a toss of 35’1” and freshman Camie Stratman rounded out the Wildcats’ top individual performers with a second-place finish in the long jump at 15’8½” in her first ever varsity meet here.

Coach Laura Noecker said her team looked pretty good for the first time out of the gate this season.

“I was very pleased with our overall results.  It is early and the weather was not the best.  I was happy with the way our veteran runners set a good example in warming up prior to their races,” Coach Noecker said.

Coach Noecker said there were several stand-out performances on the day.

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