CASHTON — Two-sport athlete Brandon Stanek put down his baseball spikes and glove just long enough to break Hillsboro long jump record.
Saturday at the Cashton Invitational, the versatile Stanek won the long jump with a new record mark of 20–8, eclipsing teammate Matt Bartels previous record of 20–3 set at the Necedah Early Bird Invitational on April 8.
Stanek also won the high jump Saturday clearing 5–10, finished second in the triple jump (40–0.75) and was part of the winning 4x100 relay (47.62) along with Bartels, Adrian Marquez and Chuck Strait.
Despite losing his long jump record, Bartels had another banner day.
As well as being a part of the winning 4x100 relay, Bartels finished second in the 100-meter dash (11.00) and fourth in the triple jump (38–5), but his best performance came in the 200.
Bartels outraced 2013 Division 3 state champion Alex Hatlevig of Melrose–Mindoro to the tape winning the 200 in a time of 22.42.
Senior Noah Mayberry placed third in the 800 (2:12.50).
Another senior two-sport athlete, Matt Anderson, scored points in both the shot put (fourth place, 37–6) and discus (fifth place, 99–4) in his second track and field event of the season.
The Hillsboro boys, who were without hurdling standouts Max Sebranek and Warren Paulson on Saturday, scored 88 teams points to place fourth out of 11 teams behind Bangor (139), Melrose–Mindoro (111) and Kickapoo/La Farge (88.5).
With Sebranek and Paulson, the Tigers would have certainly scored well enough to place second and could have challenged Bangor for the team title.
In the girls’ competition, Hillsboro scored 42 points and placed fifth. Cashton won the team title with 143 points.
The quartet of Breanna Beaver, Michaela Bach, Shauna Parish and Adriana Reese earned the Tigers’ highest finish with a second place in 4x800 relay (11:37.18).
Reese also placed third in the 3,200 with a time of 14:41.04.
Bridgett Madden finished third in the discus with a new person-best toss of 99–10, while Beaver placed fourth in the 800 (2:58.81).
Monday’s Boscobel Bulldog Relays were cancelled due to rain.
The Tigers return to action today when they host the Hillsboro Tiger Invitational.