With Josh Richert and Emily Sechrist each pulling off a three-race sweep in the distance events, the Hillsboro boys’ and girls’ track teams combined for 11 first-place performances at a five-school Central Kansas Track League meet at Goessel.
The quint had been scheduled for last Tuesday, but was postponed because of weather.
For the boys, Richert won the 3,200 meters in 11 minutes, 1.8 seconds, the 1,600 in 4:59.4 and the 800 in 2:11.8.
Shaq Thiessen pulled off a double gold, winning the high jump at 6 feet even and the long jump with 21-9. Tyler Proffitt won the pole vault by clearing 13 feet and Avery Franz took the triple jump with a distance of 39-41⁄4.
Sechrist, meanwhile, won the 1,600 in 11:52.9, the 1,600 in 5:45.6 and the 800 in 2:34.4.
Hanna Bostic won the only other gold medal for the girls by throwing the shot put 23-2.
In addition to highlighting their three wins in distance races, coach Dennis Boldt noted their participation in the 4×400 relay as well.
“That is quite an accomplishment,” he said. “Tyler Proffitt had a great start on his season, clearing 13 feet in the pole vault.
“We had many other fine performances throughout the meet and I am proud of our athletes’ effort.”
Berean Academy swept the team titles. The Warriors rolled up 199 points in the boys’ division to run away from Hillsboro with 79, Goessel 72 and Peabody-Burns 8. Marion brought a handful of athletes but did not place.
In the girls’ division, Berean accumulated 187 points followed by Hillsboro with 96, Goessel 49, Peabody-Burns 27 and Marion 14.
Coming—Hillsboro is schedule for another CKTL meet Tuesday in Moundridge, then will compete Friday in its first invitational of the season at the Conrad Nightingale Invitational in Halstead. Events begin at 3 p.m