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Kaufman, Vogel set tone for home meet

The Hillsboro High School boys track team finished fourth and the girls team finished seventh Friday at the James Thomas Invitational in Hillsboro.

The Trojans performed well in the jumps. Dakota Kaufman won the long jump, at 17 feet, 1.75 inches, and the triple jump, 37-6.

Shaq Thiessen won the boys long jump, 20-9, followed by Ben Bebermeyer and Mitchell Day who placed fourth and fifth respectively.

“It is an incredible feat for a freshman to win an event with such good competition,” coach Dennis Boldt said of Thiessen.

Mason McCarty placed fifth in the triple jump.

Kaufman continued her medal-winning performance with a fourth-place finish in the javelin and a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash, with a final time of 13. 58 seconds.

Nathan Vogel won the 400 with a time of 51.15.

Joel Allen and Day won multiple medals. Day added to a fifth-place finish in the 100. Allen won a second-place medal in the 3200, 10:33.94, and a fourth-place medal in the 1600.

Allen and Vogel were also part of the second-place 4x800 team with Josh Richert and Brett Mueller, 8:40.33.

Callie Serene finished third in the 800, with a time of 2:34.77.

“I learned a lot about our team today and their ability to compete at the next level,” Boldt said. “Many of the younger athletes not only made it to the finals but placed well.”

Marion CKTL

The Hillsboro High school boys track team finished third among five schools and the Lady Trojans finished fourth April 27 at the Marion CKTL.

Kaufman won first-place medals in the 100, with a time of 13.27 seconds and the 200, 28.62.

Serene won the 800, with a time of 2:30.01.

Kiara Espada placed third in the shot put, throwing the ball 29 feet, 2.25 inches.

Day won the 100 in 11.55, and the 200, 23.86.

Vogel finished first in the 800, 2:04.56.

McCarty finished second in the triple jump, leaping 38-7.

Allen placed third in the 1600 meter run, running a time of 4:51.64.

Thiessen finished third in the long jump, with a distance of 19-6.

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