Hillsboro does well at track meets last week

Josiah Driggers won first in the long jump at the James Thomas Invitational with a jump of 21-11.00. Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press
Josiah Driggers won first in the long jump at the James Thomas Invitational with a jump of 21-11.00. Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press
The Hillsboro track team kept busy this week with two meets. The first one on Tuesday was in Halstead where the girls took first and the boys took second. The Trojans hosted the James Thomas Invitational on Friday where 15 schools competed.

Halstead – The girls showed up to win on Tuesday. Kinsey Kleiner took first in both the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash. She also took first in the long jump with a distance of 15-6.75.

Iris Klein placed second in the 100 and 200 meter dashes and first in the high jump. Eva Franz took first for the 400 meter dash. Callie Bernhardt came in second in the 3200 meter run.

Jessica Saunders placed first in both shot put and discus throw. Addie Berens took first for javelin throw.

The boys also performed well. Demarius Cox placed second for Hillsboro in the 400 meter dash. Carson Linnens was third. Dillon Boldt took first in the 1600 meter run.

Nate Hein came in first for pole vault at 12-05. Josiah Driggers got first in long jump with a distance of 20-10.75 and first in triple jump at 42-10.50.

Wes Shaw broke a record when he took first in shot put at 63-01.75. Shaw also placed first in discus throw. Austin Rempel came in third in the javelin throw.

“We had some exceptional performances on Tuesday, including a new shot put record by Wes Shaw who threw 63′ 1.75″. As we approach the end of our season we are beginning to focus on the events in which we plan on taking to league, regional and state competition,” said Coach Dennis Boldt.

Coming- The Trojans will compete in an Invitational at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Bethel College.