Two more school records rewritten at Lindsborg

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Hillsboro?s girls and boys track team flexed some school-record muscle and speed Friday to finish second in their respective divisions at the nine-team Smoky Valley Invitational in Lindsborg.



Angela Kroeker supplied the muscle, winning the discus competition and smashing her own school record on her final throw with a toss of 133-2. Her previous mark was 126-9.



?It had all the drama of a state competition,? coach Dennis Boldt said. ?She had the second-best mark in the competition as she stepped into the ring for her final throw.?



Freshman Alan Yoder provided the speed, tying C.J. Vogel?s HHS record with an official time of 11.2 in the 100 meters to finish third. Yoder was actually timed in 11.16, but since the meet did not use fully automatic timing, the time was rounded up to 11.2.



In truth, HHS got key performances from numerous athletes, finishing with six first-place performances for the girls and two for the boys. The girls scored in 12 of 18 events and the boys in 15 of 18.



In addition to Kroeker?s win in the discus, Andrea Peachey won the 100- and 300-meter hurdles (15.81, 52.56), and Julie Hett led a 1-2-3 Trojan sweep in the 400 meters (64.03). Jacey Boese finished second and Alisa Jost third in that race.



The girls 4×100 team of Angela Kroeker, Boese, Hett and Elise Matz won with a time of 53.78, and the the 4×400 team of Angela Kroeker, Boese, Hett and Shannon Kroeker won in 4:16.84.



For the boys, Ryan Jilka won the 110-meter hurdles (16.0) and the 4×100 team of Yoder, Phillip Terrell, Ross Duerksen and Jilka finished first in a time of 46.28.



Boldt was also pleased with the performance of middle-distance man Garrett Call, who finished second on the 1,600 and 800 meters with times of 4:54.3 and 2:10.5, respectively.



?I?d have to say that Garrett Call had one of his most outstanding performances in track today,? Boldt said. ?He really raised his performances and competed well today in the difficult (windy) conditions.?



Hillsboro girls finished with 109 points, which was second to Conway Springs with 120. The Trojan boys rolled up 91 points, second to Ellsworth with 140.



Marion girls finished fourth with 78 points and the boys placed fifth with 51. Braxton Skiles took home the only gold for the Warriors with a leap of 41-2 in the boys? triple jump.



Hillsboro Quad?Sparked by eight first-place performances, the Hillsboro High School boys won the Hillsboro Quadrangular track meet Tuesday at the Tabor College track. The HHS girls finished second.



The boys rolled up 107 points to secure a comfortable win over Herington with 70, Sterling 67 and Sedgwick 23.



?The boys placed second in every quad last year with point totals very close to first,? said coach Dennis Boldt. ?This year we have the numbers and athletes to win the smaller track meets. To win a team title in a quad, you need to score multiple athletes in many events.?



Ryan Jilka led the way for Hillsboro with wins in the 110-meter high hurdles (15.88 seconds) and the 300-meter low hurdles (41.26).



Other individual winners for the Trojans were Scott Winter in the javelin (137-9), Alan Yoder in the long jump (18-73/4), Sheldon Funk in the pole vault (10-0), and Peter Richert in the 3,200 meters (11:03.3).



The Trojans also won two of three relays. The 4×100-meter team of Yoder, Phillip Terrell, Ross Duerksen and Ryan Jilka beat Herington by three seconds in 46.26.



The 4×400 team of Garrett Call, Yoder and Adam and Ryan Jilka won by five seconds over Herington in 3:48.0.



Hillsboro?s most dominant event was the long jump. Yoder, Terrell and Call pulled off a 1-2-3 sweep.



The Trojan girls, meanwhile, managed six first-place performances, but it wasn?t quite enough to beat a deep Sterling squad.



The Black Bears won with 109 points, followed by Hillsboro 91, Herington 29 and Sedgwick 22.



Shannon Kroeker was a double winner with first-place finishes in the high jump (4-10) and 800 meters (2:38.6).



Other individual winners were Jacey Boese in the 400 meters (1:06.2) and Angela Kroeker in the discus (124-4).



The Trojans won the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. The 4×100 team of Angela Kroeker, Boese, Julie Hett and Elise Matz finished in 54.33.



The 4×400 team of Angela Kroeker, Boese, Hett and Shannon Kroeker won by more than 15 seconds with a time of 4:24.4.



Boldt said performances at this meet were a bit below the pace of last week?s quad. Cooler weather was one reason.



?The second reason is that we worked through this track meet preparing for our upcoming invitationals,? he said. ?With two track meets a week, it is difficult to have top performances twice a week, no matter what the event.?

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