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Bartels breaks long jump record at Early Bird
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Hillsboro's Matt Bartels won the 100, 200 and triple jump, and broke his own school record in the long jump April 8 at the Necedah Early Bird Invitational track and field meet. - photo by Contributed/Holly Nemec

NECEDAH — Hillsboro senior Matt Bartels had another impressive day in his already illustrious prep track and field career at last Tuesday’s Necedah Early Bird Invite.

Bartels won the 100, 200 and triple jump, and broke his own school record with a second-place leap of 20–3 inches in the long jump.

Bartels cruised to victory in the 100 in 11.4 seconds and won the 200 with a time of 23.11. He claimed the triple jump title with a distance of 40–7.

His second-place long jump of 20–3 eclipsed his own school record of 20–2 set just last year.

No team scores were kept at the seven-team meet, but had there been Bartels would have scored 38 points on his own.

A number of other Hillsboro athletes had winning performances at Necedah.

Senior Noah Mayberry won the 800 in 5:11.92.

Junior Warren Paulson nipped teammate Max Sebranek to win the 110 hurdles in 17.98 seconds.

Sebranek edged Paulson to win the 300 hurdles in 43.45 seconds.

In the girls’ competition Shauna Parish won the 400 in 1:11.0 for the Hillsboro girls’ lone victory.

Bridgett Madden finished second in both the shot put (31–1½) and the discus (79–8).

The Hillsboro track teams traveled to Royall High School Thursday for a SBC quadrangular with Brookwood, Necedah and the host Panthers.

The Tigers were scheduled to travel to the North Crawford Invitational on Tuesday. They will return to Elroy today for the Royall Invitational.

On Monday Hillsboro will take part in the Kickapoo Lee Griffin Invitational.