David Funk sets HMS record in pole vault at 9-7

The Hillsboro Middle School track teams battled for points in the season’s largest meet, the 10-team Hesston Middle School Invitational Thursday.

The seventh-grade boys had the best team results, finishing fourth in their division with 48 points. Hesston won with 110 points.

David Funk won the only event and set an HMS school record by clearing 9-7 in the pole vault. Right behind him in second place was Josh Jost with a vault of 8-0. Funk also placed sixth in the 75-meter hurdles.

Tim Funk placed second in the 75-meter hurdles, second in the high jump, and sixth in the long jump. Clint Schneider was third in high jump. Dan Bookless was fifth and Josh Boese sixth in the 1,600-meter run. The 4×100 team finished fifth and the 4×200 team was sixth.

Charity Davis won two individual events to lead the HMS eighth-grade girls to a seventh-place finish with 40 points. Davis won the long jump and 200 meters and placed second in the 100 meters.

Emily Ratzlaff finished second in the 400 meters and Sarah Prieb fifth in the shot put. The 4×100 relay placed fifth.

Sammy Espada won the only event for the eight-grade boys, who finished ninth in team scoring with 17 points. Espada won the long jump.

Jayce Penner, fourth in the 75-meter hurdles and sixth in the pole vault, Ryan Kaiser was sixth in the long jump and the 4×200 relay finished sixth.

Laura Skiles scored all eight points for the sixth-place HMS seventh-grade girls by finishing second in the 75-meter hurdles.

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