Led by a school-record performance by Nathan Vogel in the 400-meter run, the Hillsboro boys won their third straight Central Kansas League track meet last Tuesday, this time in Goessel.
Hillsboro finished with 93 team points, edging Goessel and Herington (84), Sterling (74) and Canton-Galva (6).
Vogel crossed the finish line in 50.0 seconds, edging Hering?ton?s Tyler Barber by 0.4 of a second and breaking the HHS record of 50.1 set by C.J. Vogel (no relation) in 1993.
?It was a fantastic matchup with Barber from Herington that pushed him,? coach Dennis Boldt said. ?Ironically, I wasn?t even going to run him in the 400-meter tonight, limiting him to only a few races. But once I noticed the competition level and let Nathan know, he immediately took the challenge.
?All the credit goes to Nathan and his competitive nature, he ran a great race.?
In addition to Vogel, the Trojans got gold-medal performances from Joel Allen in the 1,600 (4:51.4) and 3,200 (10:28.9), Bret Mueller in the 800 (2:14.1) Jordan Riggs in javelin (138-9) and Josh Richert in pole vault (9 feet, 0 inches).
Goessel got first-place performances from Evan Hiebert in high jump (6-2), Weston Hiebert in the 300-meter hurdles (43.8) and the 4×100 (2:14.1).
In the girls? division, Goessel claimed first place with 105 points, followed by Hillsboro (93), Sterling (73), Herington (39), Canton-Galva (17).
Winning gold for the Bluebirds were K. Flaming in the 400 (1:06.0), K. Harvey in the 800 (2:42.7), Amber Frey in the 1,600 (5:49.3) and javelin (105-9), Czarnowski in the 3,200 (13:40.3), the 4×400 (4:38.3) and 4×800 (11:30.2).
Hillsboro?s only gold medal came from Dakota Kaufman in long jump (15-73?4).
Boldt said he limited the number of events for his athletes in preparation for Friday?s invitational in Halstead.
Halstead?Though gold medals were hard to come by, Marion used its depth to post a strong team result at the always-competitive Conrad Nightingale Invitational at Halstead Friday.
The Warriors boys placed third and the girls sixth among the 15 schools represented. Hillsboro boys placed ninth and the girls 11th.
For the Marion boys, Tylor Neil and Nick Klenda claimed the team?s only gold medals, winning the triple jump (43 feet, 61?4 inches) and discus (182-10), respectively. The team finished with 61 points, eight behind the winning squad from Wichita Independent.
For the Warrior girls, Julia Zeiner won gold in the long jump (17-41?2) and the 300-meter hurdles (49.01) while Whitney Gordon won the high jump (5-2).
Their effort led the team to 53 points, which was 45 behind the champions from Douglass.
The best finishes for the Hillsboro girls came from Dakota Kaufman, who placed third in the triple jump (36-11) and Callie Serene, who was third in the 800 (2:34.28).
Coming?Hillsboro and Marion were scheduled to compete at a Central Kansas Track League meet at Marion Tuesday.
Hillsboro will host the James Thomas Invitational at Joel Wiens Stadium beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, while Marion competes at the Beloit Invitational.