Trojans win 6 first-place medals
The Hillsboro High School track team won six first-place medals April 26 at the Hillsboro Central Kansas Track League meet.
Shaq Thiessen won the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 2 inches. Teammate Jesse Brown placed fifth with a jump of 5-2.
Thiessen also won the long jump, 21-6. Teammate Mitchell Day placed second, 19-7. Day also placed second in the 100-meter dash, 11.86 seconds, and 200, 24.16. Day, Thiessen, Brown, and Caleb Hilliard placed second in the 4x100 relay, 47.11.
Hilliard placed second in the triple jump, 39-0.25, and sixth in the javelin, 133-9.
The boys 4x800 relay team of Avery Franz, Justin King, Josh Richert, and Bret Mueller won the event with a time of 9:01.66. Richert also placed second in the 400, 56.36.
Mueller and King finished third, 2:12.11, and fourth, 2:23.61, respectively in the 800. Richert and Mueller were also part of the first-place 4x400 team with Tyler Proffitt and Avery Franz, 3:44.00. Franz also finished third in the triple jump, 38-9, and fifth in the long jump, 17-9.
Proffitt also finished fifth in the 400, 57.90.
Joel Allen won the 3200 with a time of 10:05.47. He also placed second in the 1600, 4:49.91.
Callie Serene won the 800 with a time of 2:32.99. Serene was also part of the second-place 4x800 relay team with Erika Just, Heather Mayfield, and Erin Wiebe, 11:50.10. Wiebe, Just, Maci Kelsey, and Serene also finished third in the 4x400, 4:52.53.
Mayfield was also part of the second place 4x100 relay team with Ashley Bartel, Kelsey, and Karina Torrres, 56.33.
Torres placed second in the 100, 14.04; fourth in the 200, 30.48; and fifth in the long jump, 13-10.5, behind Lindsey Brazil in fourth, 14-4.
Kelsey placed fifth in the triple jump, 29-1.75 over Brazil, 28-0.
Bartel placed third in the pole vault, clearing 7-6; fourth in the 300 hurdles, 1:03.29; and fourth in the 100 hurdles, 19.91
Also helping the boys team to a second place finish were Aaron Slater who placed fourth in the shot put, 42-9.5, one spot ahead of Josh Siebert, 36-5.
Jordan Riggs placed fifth in the javelin, 135-11, and 100, 12.44.
The Hillsboro girls team finished fourth.
Kiara Espada placed second in the shot put, 29-9; sixth in the discus, 83-4; and sixth in the javelin, 77-6.
Rhonda Rogers placed sixth in the 200, 32.50.
Last modified May 5, 2011