The Zimmerman girls, scoring heavily in field events as usual, placed third among 10 teams and won four events at the Princeton Invitational on Thursday.
Princeton won a close meet with 145.5 followed by Big Lake 137 and Zimmerman 133. Following were Mora, Spectrum, Rockford, New Life Academy, Little Falls, West Lutheran, and Maranatha Christian.
Zimmerman’s Cassie Ortberg won long jump (16-8) while placing second in the 100 hurdles (18.07) and second in high jump (4-10).
Brooke Borchardt won the high jump (4-10). The Thunder 4×100 team won in 55.14.
Amber Magnussen won shot put (35-2) and Abby Wisness was fourth (33-1).
The Thunder were 2-3-4 in discus with Borchardt (103-11.5), Magnusen (100-4.5) and Camilla Johnansson (92-11) behind Princeton’s Jadyn Bonasera (131-1.5).
Megan Seymour was third in the 100 (14.68) and third in triple jump (30-10 3/4). Syvia Michels was third in the long jump (14-4), fifth in 100H and sixth in 300H.
Sabrina Steinke and Delaney Wilder became the first ZHS athletes to place in the pole vault, a new event for them this year, going 6-6 for third and 6-0 for fifth, respectively.
Next for the Thunder is a meet at Totino-Grace next Thursday.