HMS track teams struggle at Lindsborg

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN DON RATZLAFF
The Hillsboro Middle School seventh-grade girls’ track team earned a tie for third to lead HMS at the eight-team Lindsborg Invitational Thursday.

The eighth-grade and seventh-grade boys each finished in fifth place while the eighth-grade girls placed eighth.

Only two HMS athletes won individual events at the meet. They were seventh-graders Jessica Heidel in the long jump and JuliAnne Chisholm in the 75-meter low hurdles. Their teammates in the 4×200 relay-Tina Frick, Lauryn Mayfield, Ashley Stout and Kelsie-won the only event.

Ellinwood

The Hillsboro Middle School track teams won two titles at the Ellinwood Quadrangular Thursday.

The girls’ and boys’ seventh-grade teams each placed first. The eighth-grade boys finished second while a small eighth-grade girls team placed fourth.

The seventh grade girls, who won seven of 14 events, were led by double victories by JuliAnne Chisholm in the 1,600 meters and 75-meter low hurdles, and by Jessica Heidel in the long jump and 100-meter dash.

Also claiming first place for HMS were Megan Peachey in the 200-meter dash, Sydney Waner in the 400-meter dash, and the 4×100 relay team of Peachey, Tina Frick, Chisholm and Kelsie Penner.

The seventh-grade boys generated three first-place finishes on the way to the team title. Tyler Suderman won the pole vault, Lucas Hamm the discus, and Troy Frick, Hamm, Adam Dirks and Michael Suderman won the 4×100 relay.

The eighth-grade boys placed second on the strength of four first-place finishes. Tim Funk won the high jump and 75-meter hurdles, David Funk won the pole vault, and Kurtis Shaw placed first in the discus.

The best performance from the eighth-grade girls was a 2-3 finish in the discus by Kari Roble and Tiffany Knaak, respectively. Knaak and Jenny Terrell placed third and fourth, respectively, in the shot put.

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