Led by Claire Durham and Jillian Richard in the discus, the Napoleon Lady Cats find themselves in second place after the first day of the Northern Lakes League Track and Field Championships Wednesday at Buckenmeyer Stadium.

Durham and Richard placed second and third, respectively, with their throws of 107-10 and 107-7. Also placing third for the Lady Cats was Ava Harmon, who cleared 9-4 in the pole vault.

Karleigh Sonnenberg finished sixth in the pole vault, while the 4x800 relay team of Sophia Altman, Taylor Dietrich, Emily Birkhold and Lyiah Huddle also finished sixth.

The Lady Cats have 26 points and are tied with Perrysburg for second place — one point behind Bowling Green.

Springfield leads the boys standings with 22 points. Napoleon tallied 3 points the first day.

Kyle Hudson placed seventh in the high jump and the 4x800 relay team of Ethan Lloyd, Kellen Ressler, Andrew Dirr and Zane Peckinpaugh was eighth.

In qualifying events Wednesday, Napoleon’s Hannah Nagel was seventh in the 200 and fourth in the 400, while Harmon was seventh in the 100 hurdles and Lily Kruse was fifth and Molly Rosebrock was seventh in the 300 hurdles for the Lady Cats.

For the Napoleon boys, Landin Wiechers was first in the 400 and fifth in the 100, Josh Mack was first in the 110 hurdles, Hayes Bingham was sixth in the 200 and Masen Switzer was fourth in the 300 hurdles.

The NLL Championships continue Friday at 5 p.m. at Buckenemyer Stadium.

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