BANGOR — The Hillsboro track and field teams returned to action last Tuesday at the 17-team Bangor Invitational.
Led by Matt Bartels, Max Sebranek and Warren Paulson, the Hillsboro boys scored 56 points and finished fourth as a team. The host Cardinals won the boys’ title with 102.5 points.
Bartels won the long jump (20–1) and the 200 (:23.67), and placed second in the 100-meter dash (:11.831) by less than a hundredth of a second to Arcadia’s Bryce Koval (11.831).
Sebranek finished second in the 300 hurdles (:43.06) and third in the 110 hurdles (:17.69), while Paulson finished second in the 110 hurdles (:17.44) and seventh in the 300 hurdles (:46.39).
Senior Noah Mayberry added a third-place finish in the 800 (2:08.83).
The Hillsboro girls struggled on Tuesday scoring just nine points to place 14th. Mauston captured the girls’ title with 140 points.
Bridgett Madden, sixth in the discus (88–0), and Breanna Beaver, seventh in the 800 (2:50.35), earn the Tigers’ only top-eight individual performances.
Hillsboro’s 4x800 relay team of Michaela Bach, Beaver, Adriana Reese and Shauna Parish placed sixth (11:37.65).
Moa Jillefors, April Thornsen, Abi Munson and Madden teamed up to finish eighth in the 4x100 relay (:58.11).
Monday afternoon, Hillsboro took part in the Viroqua Invitational.
The Hillsboro boys, who were without Bartels, scored 20 points and finished seventh out of 13 teams.
Mayberry placed second in the 800 (4:44.42).
Sebranek placed fourth in both the 110 hurdles (:16.71) and the 300 hurdles (:43.91).
The Hillsboro girls scored eight points and placed 11th.
The Tigers will next travel to Boscobel for the Sparky Reynolds Invitational on Friday. Hillsboro will then travel to Bangor Tuesday for the Scenic Bluffs Conference meet.