The Hillsboro Hawks Boys Track and Field squad traveled to the Jackson Invitational to take on 12 other schools on Saturday April 10th and walked away with 4th place when the dust settled.
Cruz Valencia took first in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.80 seconds. Max Stuart took first in the 400 meter dash with a time of 58.30 seconds, and Jonathan Carey was right behind him in second place with 59.27 seconds. Sam Wright and Mitchell Lutes absolutely dusted the competition in the 110 meter hurdles with times of 15.03 and 19.26 seconds. Wright also took first in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 40.57 seconds.
The relay team had a very good meet, especially in in the longer distance events, taking first in the 4×400 meter and 4×800 meter relays with times of 3:44.58 and 8:29.60 respectively.
There were a few bright spots in the field events as well, with Tristan Jones winning the Triple Jump with a distance of 12.51 meters and Nick Doerner taking third place in the Shotput with 11.04 meters.
Head Coach Todd Medley had this to say about the team’s performance in the meet. “I am very pleased with where we are at this point of the season. We have a lot of people performing where I thought they would be, and a few that have surpassed expectations and that is always good. There are also a few that we are waiting to step up in these next few weeks… but with our coaching staff I’m confident they will come around soon.”