Eighth-grade boys take quad title

Hillsboro Middle School eighth-grade boys were the only HMS team to win their division at the Hillsboro Quadrangular track meet held Thursday.

The eighth-grade boys won nine events, including a school-record-tying performance in the medley relay. Aaron Yoder, Brian Stout, Brodie Unrau and Daniel Yoder finished the 800-meter distance in 1:51.4.

Brandon Luna won the long jump (17-11/4) and 200 meters (26.31), Unrau the high jump (5-2), Daniel Yoder the pole vault (10-0) and 1,600 meters (5:12.8), Aaron Yoder the 800 meters (2:22.5) and 3,200 meters (11:32.3) and the 4×100 relay team of Tyler Peachey, Derek Mayfield, Unrau and Luna posted a winning time of 52:48.

Hillsboro finished with 69 points, followed by Haven 62, Lyons 52, Sterling 42.

The eighth-grade girls finished second in their division with 44 points. Sterling won with 64, Haven scored 40 and Lyons 24.

Danielle Goossen set the school discus record for the second meet in a row with a winning throw of 94-1. Her previous mark was 90-6.

Others winning their events were Mindy Munguya in the high jump (4-8), Katie Fast in the 800 meters (2:54.4) and Carissa Schultz in the 1,600 meters (6:18.7).

The seventh-grade girls finished second in their division. Sterling won with 70 points, followed by Hillsboro with 43, Haven 36 and Lyons 31.

Charity Davis won two individual events for HMS, the long jump (12-11) and the 100 meters (13.68). Emily Ratzlaff won the high jump (4-2) and Sara Hamm won the 400 meters (1:11.3).

The seventh-grade boys, with 33 points, finished fourth in their division behind Lyons (60), Haven (49) and Sterling (35).

Sammy Espada won the long jump (16-71/2), the 400 meters (61.38) and was a member of the winning medley relay team (2:04.6), which also included Derek Hamm, Kody Borg and Daniel Deckert.

Deckert also won the pole vault (6-6).

?The athletes are doing a super job,? coach Dennis Boldt said. ?The enthusiasm and success has prompted seven new athletes to join our program over the past week, bringing our total to 47 members.

?We want as many student-athletes participating in the lower grades as possible because we know just how important it is for young people to become involved in activities,? he said.

HMS travels to Lindsborg Thursday for a quadrangular meet. On Monday, they travel to Ellinwood for a quadrangular. Both meets start at 4:30 p.m.

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