The Hillsboro Boys Track and Field team hosted Herculaneum and De Soto on Monday April 19th. Head Coach Todd Medley said, “It felt like it was a huge success for our JH kids to get to see the HS kids compete and vice versa. [I am] hoping it goes a long way with establishing a family-like culture. It was an outstanding job by all who helped plan and support the evening and being able to honor and give back to our own Coach Horn.”
The boys took all four top positions in the 800 and 1600 Meter Run, with Josh Allison leading the group in both with a time of 2:12.15 and 4:39.60. Jonah Allison was right behind him with a time of 2:12.26 and 4:49.12. Orville Mann took second in the 1600 Meter with 4:41.46.
Hawk Track and Field phenom Sam Wright took first in several events including the 100 Meter Dash with a time of 11.39, the 200 Meter Dash with a time of 22.93, and the 400 Meter Dash with a time of 52.37. He also took second in the High Jump, clearing 1.77 meters.
Zach McNees took the top spot in the Shot Put, with a distance of 13.55 meters. Payton Brown took first in the Javelin throw with a distance of 46.0 meters, McNees took third with 43.21 meters.
Tristan Jones blew away the competition in the Triple Jump, clearing 12.99 meters, more than a meter further than the next closest competitor. He also took first in the Long Jump, sharing the podium with two other Hillsboro athletes (Chase Sucharski and Brown) with heights of 5.92, 5.50, and 5.48.
The Hawks travel to the De Soto Invitationals on Friday April 23rd before hosting the JCAA Conference Meet Wednesday and Thursday, April 28th and 29th.