Trojan Track has good showing in first meet

Jamari Harris long jumping at the Peabody track meet. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free PressThe Hillsboro Trojans participated in the Remington CKTL Meet on Tuesday, April 2 in Peabody.

As a team, the boys placed first out of the six teams.

The Trojans did well in the field events. Josiah Driggers earned gold in the long jump (19 and 10 ½) and the triple jump (40-11 ½). Carson Linnens came in right behind Driggers in the triple jump at second place (40-2).

In addition to Driggers placing high in the long jump, several boys placed in the top ten. Jamari Harris took second (18-3) and Cole Kaufman took third (17-8). Jason Latham took ninth (14-0).

The boys also dominated in the javelin throw. Austin Rempel (124-8) came in at second, Cole Kaufman (105-1) at fifth and Tristan Rathbone (92-4) took eighth.

Other top finishers for the boys were Nate Hein with the gold for the 200m dash (24.66) and Jamari Harris got bronze (25.26). Hillsboro took second in the 4 x 400. In pole vault, Nate Hein got another gold (12-0). Caleb Diener came in first in the 800m (2:13.57) and the 1600m (5:01.12) Dillon Boldt got the bronze in the 1600m (5:21.77). Boldt came in second in the 3200m (11:36.12). Hillsboro took first in the 4 x 100m relay. And Jared Janzen took third in shot put and third in discus throw.

The girls took second place.

Jessica Saunders got gold in the discus throw with a distance of 119 feet beating out the other top finishers by almost 25 feet. She got another gold in shot put (35-6).

Addie Berens won a gold in javelin (102-8). Jessica Saunders came in second (98-10).

Iris Klein took first in high jump (4-6).

Other top finishers for Trojan girls were first in the 4 x 800m relay (12:39.52). Kinsey Kleiner won the silver in the long jump (14-4 ½) while Sammie Saunders took fourth (14- ½).

“I though our athletes performed well achieving some personal bests throughout the competition. We look forward to taking these first marks and improving on them throughout the season,” said Coach Dennis Boldt.

Coming- Hillsboro hosted their home meet on Tuesday. They travel to WSU on Thursday.

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