Two school records fall at competitive Hesston meet

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

800 meters.

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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