Trojans finish mid-pack at first invitational

Sophomore Addie Berens competes in the 100-meter hurdles at the Conrad Nightingale invitational track meet in Halstead on Friday. She placed eighth overall.The Hillsboro track and field team competed Friday at the Conrad Nightingale Track and Field Invitational in Halstead, its first invitational meet of the season.

The Trojan boys’ team placed ninth among 14 schools competing while the girls’ team placed seventh among 16 schools.Wes Shaw shatters his own shot put school record with this throw of 57 feet, 5 inches.<p>

Junior Wes Shaw continued his dominance in the shot put, winning the event with a throw of 57 feet, 3.5 inches and breaking his school record set earlier this season.

Shaw placed second in the discus with a throw of 161 feet.

Kaden Ward won the pole vault (12-0) and placed fourth in high jump (6-0).

Kingman won the boys’ title with 104.5 points, followed by Smoky Valley 85, Halstead 73, Hesston 66, Wichita Independent 55.5, Berean Academy 44, Conway Springs 37.5, Pratt 33.5, Hills­boro 32.5, Hutch Trinity 25, Marion 21.5, Haven 14, Sedg­wick 12, Cheney 8.

For the Trojan girls, Sienna Kaufman won pole vault (10-0) and placed second in long jump (15-0.5). Kinsey Kleiner placed third in pole vault (14-0.5). Eva Franz was fifth in triple jump (30-6) and Iris Klein finished seventh (29-0). Abby Sechrist placed fourth in the 1600 meters in 5:56.69 and Jessica Saunders placed fifth in shot put (34-10.5).

The girls finished with 32.5 points.

Hesston won the team title with 79 points, followed by Berean Academy 77, Sedgwick 73, Smoky Valley 67, Halstead 49, Cheney 49, Hillsboro 43.5, Kingman 34, Conway Springs 33.5, Haven 30.5, Pratt 23, Hutch Trinity 21, Douglass 20, Marion 8.5, Sunrise Christian Academy 2, Wichita Independent 1.

Haven—Hillsboro competed in a Central Kansas Track League meet hosted by Haven April 17. As a team, the Trojan boys placed third among six schools while the girls placed fourth in their division.

Following are the Trojans who placed among the top three in their events.

For the boys: Brodie Rathbone placed third in the 400-meter dash (55.72); Caleb Diener, second in the 1600 (5:10.03) and third in the 800 (2:25.46); Dillon Boldt second in the 3200 (11:38.94); Tristan Reed third in the 3200 (12:06.32); Josiah Driggers third in long jump (19-1.5); Kaden Ward first in pole vault (11-6) and second in high jump (6-feet-2) and long jump (19-4); Carson Linnens was third in triple jump (36-10); Jared Janzen was third in discus throw (1-3-4.25).

The Trojans’ 4×400 team comprised of Josiah Drig­gers, Boldt, Diener and Rathbone placed third (4:05.07).

In the girls’ division: Millie Sechrist placed second in the 3200 (17:25.15); Kinsey Kleiner second in long jump (14-11); Addie Berens third in 100-meter hurdles (19.65), fourth in 300-meter hurdles (56.93) and third in long jump (14-8); Iris Klein was third in triple jump (30-1.5); Jessica Saunders first in shot put (33-5.5) and third in discus (97-2.5).

Coming—Hillsboro is schedule to compete in a Central Kansas Track League meet in Herington April 24, then will host the James Thomas Invita­tional at Joel Wiens Stadium April 27.

On April 30, Hillsboro will host a CKTL meet.

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