Hillsboro Girls Track Battle the Elements, Finish 4th at Jackson Invitational

The Lady Hawks of Hillsboro have a strong showing and finish 4th out of ten teams at the Jackson Invitational Track and Field Meet. The Tiger Town and Cape Invitationals lie ahead.

The Hillsboro Hawks Girls Track and Field team traveled to Jackson on Saturday April 10th, where despite the wind and rain, they came in fourth place by beating out nine other schools.

The Hawks were led by Maya Wright, once again, who earned 1st in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.09 seconds, 2nd in the 300 meter hurdles in 48.44 seconds and finished first in the high jump with a 1.55 meter-effort. Wright was good for 28 points in her 3 individual events on the day. Krista Miller earned 2nd place in Triple Jump with a distance of 10.14 meters and earned another 2nd place finish in the JV Pole Vault with 1.82 meters.

“This meet was unique in being a JV meet as well,” said Head Coach Dina Holland. Bella Uzzle took 1st place in the 200 meters, while Kylie Edwards took 2nd in the 100 meters. Destiny Thomas was 1st in triple jump and 2nd in high jump, and  Cassidy Herget was 2nd in Triple and Javelin.

Coach Holland beamed, “I was really proud of these girls!”

Hillsboro had 76 points on the day, putting them just nine points short of Notre Dame’s third place score of 85 points. The Hawks travel to Festus to compete in the Tiger Town Invitationals on Tuesday April 13th before heading back down South to Cape Girardeau for the Cape Central Invitation on Saturday April 17th.

Hillsboro Girls Track Battle the Elements, Finish 4th at Jackson Invitational
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