Track & field day big for HES students

Enthusiasm was high for the annual HES track and field day at Joel Wiens Stadium Wednesday, May 4. “It’s amazing how almost all kids want to participate, even those who don’t count athleticism as one of their strong suits,” says Principal Evan Yoder.Hillsboro Elementary School students in third, fourth and fifth grade participated at the annual track and field day Wednesday, May, 4.

According to Principal Evan Yoder, the meet included softball throw, standing long jump, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1,600-meter runs and the 4×100 relay.

“It’s amazing how almost all kids want to participate, even those who don’t count athleticism as one of their strong suits,” he said.

During the latter part of the field day, a gust of wind nearly carried away all the results, but Yoder said they were able to salvage the information.

“We even had three new records set,” he said. “The records date back to the year 2000, and I know the elementary school was having the meet a few years before those records were set.”

Mike Moran, who is retiring this year, was the organizer of the Hershey’s Track Meet, which we hosted for most of those years.

“When they ceased to host a state meet two years ago, we continued to hold a track and field day using most of the old Hershey’s rules and events,” he said.

In addition, Yoder said he wanted to thank the Tabor College volleyball team for volunteering to help at the event.

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