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Boys third, girls fifth at James Thomas invitational

Morris sets school record

Ishmael Morris gave another strong performance, and the relay teams continued to dominate Friday at the James Thomas Invitational at Bethel College.

The Trojan boys’ took third and the girls fifth in their home meet.

Morris was again the top-point scorer for HHS, taking first in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, and second in the 400m dash. His time of 22.61 in the 200 broke the old school record.

He also was a part of the first-place 4x400m relay team.

Morris’ teammate, Nathan Vogel, was the only one who could slow him down, taking first in the 400.

John Hein (shot put) and Nick Mueller (3200m run) turned in third-place performances.

The team of Matt Klenda, David Ratzloff, Mueller, and Vogel took first in the 4x800.

Dakota Kaufman and Tiffany Rooker continued to lead the girls’ team.

Kaufman won the long and triple jumps, and took second in the javelin.

Rooker was second in the pole vault and fourth in the long jump.

The team took three of the top four spots in the triple jump as Heidi Schroeder finished third.

“We are very excited about the track competition at our invitational,” said HHS Coach Dennis Boldt. “This team continues to astound me with (its) competitive drive and relentless pursuit to compete. 

“Both boys and girls’ teams will not let the fact that they do not have ideal conditions to practice hinder their goals.  I am extremely proud of them and excited about our upcoming meets.”

Last modified May 7, 2009

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