Hillsboro boys win CKTL meet

Kaden Ward hands the baton to Justus Hilliard in the 4x100 relay at the CKTL meet hosted by Marion at Hillsboro Tuesday. Ward, Hilliard and teammates Travis King and Cody Craney placed first with a time of 48.06 seconds.  Phyllis Richert Photo

The Hillsboro boys won the five-school Central Kan?sas Track League meet hosted by Marion at Joel Wiens Stadium in Hillsboro April 14.

The Trojans girls placed second.

For the boys, Justus Hilliard won the 100-meter dash (11.97 seconds), the 200 (24.79), long jump (18 feet, 9.5 inches) and ran on the first-place 4×100 team (48.06) with Travis King, Cody Craney and Kaden Ward.

Other first-place performances came from Matthew Denholm in the 110-meter hurdles (18.42) and Ward in high jump (5-4) and pole vault (9-6).

Finishing in second were King in the 400 (57.44), Grant Knoll in the 3,200 (10:34.32), Denholm in the 300 hurdles (49.16), Ward in long jump (15-11) and Craney in shot put (40-11?2) and javelin (125-1).

Contributing third-place performances were Knoll in the 1,600 (4:45.50) and Brodie Rathbone in triple jump (34-6) and long jump (16-11?4) and the 4×400 team of King, Jona?than Hinerman, Den?holm and Knoll (4:12.82).

Hillsboro claimed the team title with 172 points, followed by Halstead 132, Hesston 129, Centre 47 and Marion JV 2.

The Trojan girls, meanwhile, were led by three individual gold medals by Emily Sechrist, who won the 800 (2:36.82), the 1,600 (5:41.77) and 3,200 (11:54).

Additional gold medals were won by Abby Sechrist in the 100 hurdles (54:30), Sienna Kaufman in pole vault (7-0) and the 4×400 of Marah Franz, Karyn Leihy, Abby Sechrist and Emily Sechrist (4:37.74).

Placing second were Leihy in the 800 (1:08.97), the 4×100 team of Kauf?man, Abby Sechrist, Ken?nedy Klein and Franz (55:33), the 4×800 team of Brit?tany Schale, Callie Linnens, Klein and Leihy (11:29.50), Sienna Kaufman in long jump (14-101?4) and Rebecca Kaufman in triple jump (30-6).

Maddi Sheppard placed third in triple jump (29-11?2).

Hesston won the team title with 160 points, followed by Hillsboro 129, Halstead 127, Centre 70 and Marion JV 5.

Coming?Hillsboro hosted a home CKTL meet Tuesday, then will compete at the Conrad Nightingale Invitational Friday at Halstead.

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