HHS track second at Marion

The Hillsboro boys? and girls? track and field teams each finished second to the host team from Marion in the first meet of the season April 5.

The girls scored 114 points?71 behind Marion and 14 ahead of third-place Sedgwick?in the six-school Central Kansas Track League competition.

The boys, with 97 points, trailed Marion by 127 and were 14 points ahead of Sedgwick.

The girls won three individual events: Marah Franz, pole vault (9 feet, 9 inches); Abby Sechrist, 800 meters (2 minutes, 39.70 seconds) and Brittany Schale, 1,600 (6:42).

Additional top-three performances were turned in by Kennedy Klein, third in the 800 (2:49.23); Mary Leihy, third in the 3,200 (15:26.32); Sienna Kaufman, third in pole vault (7-3); and Paige Craney second (85-11) and Callie Linnens third (76-07) in discus.

The Trojan 4×800 team of Eva Franz, Klein, Schale and Sechrist won (11:22.48). The 4×100 team of McKenna Sanchez, Tassanee Sanchez, Savannah Unruh and Marah Franz took second (59.0), as did the 4×400 team of Eva Franz, Marah Franz, Unruh and Sechrist (4:55.73).

For the boys, Jonathan Hinerman claimed wins in the 800 (2:23.23) and 1,600 (5:24.95).

Additional top-three individual efforts were turned in by Matthew Denholm, second, 110-meter hurdles (17.24); Brodie Rathbone, second in both long jump (18-2) and triple jump (35-11); and Wes Shaw, second in discus (117-10) and third in shot put (39-6).

In the relays, the team of Travis King, Justin Siebert, Rathbone and Joe Knoll was second in the 4×100 (49.69); the team of King, Hinerman, Siebert and Knoll was third in the 4×400 (4:14.06).

?The kids did a tremendous job tonight despite the windy conditions,? coach Dennis Boldt said. ?In fact, it might have been the worst wind I have ever seen at a meet.

?Although times and most distances suffer from conditions, athletes get a great workout for their first meet, and we had less worry as coaches concerning pulled muscles from a lack of warming up.?

Coming?The Trojans were scheduled to compete in a CKTL meet hosted by Elyria in Hillsboro April 12. Their next full-team meet will be a CKTL event April 19 at Moundridge with a start time of 4:30 p.m.