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The Hillsboro High School track team came away from what might have
been their most competitive meet of the season with a pair of school
records and a meet record at the Hesston Invitational Thursday.
As a team, the boys finished third among 10 teams and the girls
finished fourth among 11 teams.
?Considering how tired our team is right now due to all the
distraction of events such as prom and Cavalcade, we really performed
well,? coach Dennis Boldt said. ?Our kids really rose to a new level
of competition today.?
Both school records were set by the girls. Cheryl Prieb raised her own
standard in the pole vault to 7-0, and the 4×800 relay team of Angela
Kroeker, Prieb, Shannon Kroeker and Alisa Jost set a record in that
event for the third consecutive meet. Their time of 10:13.9 was a full
19 seconds faster than their previous best. They finished second to
?This relay for the first time ran against serious competition in
Moundridge and Haven,? Boldt said. ?They have the ability to continue
to drop their time at league and regionals.?
Boldt also was pleased with the performance of his 4×400 relay team
comprised of the Kroeker sisters, Julie Hett and Jacey Boese, which
won in a season?s best time of 4:08:47. The mark also established a
new meet record.
?Halstead came into today?s meet with a better time, which really made
us focus,? Boldt said. ?The first three legs of the relay really put
us in position to win. Julie got the baton to Jacey with a good lead,
and Jacey held on to fight off Laurie Koehn of Moundridge and Stacy
Keller of Halstead.?
Other first-place performances for the girls included Angela Kroeker?s
throw of 132-21/2 in the discus, and Shannon Kroeker?s 2:29.2 in the
For the boys, Boldt was pleased with his 4×100 and 4×800 relay teams,
which came away with Hillsboro?s only first-place medals.
The 4×100 team of Phillip Terrell, Ross Duerksen, Ryan Jilka and Alan
Yoder crossed the tape in 45.31 seconds, and the 4×800 team of Adam
Jilka, Pete Richert, Vance Frick and Garrett Call record a first-place
time of 8:56.97.
Boldt also praised the performance of Ryan Jilka in the hurdles. ?Ryan
had been dropping his times in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles
throughout the season, waiting to compete against Cheney?s best
hurdler,? Boldt said. ?Ryan finished second in both races, but
competed extremely well.?
The Trojans will be in Lyons Friday for the MCAA league meet, then
will compete in the
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