NECEDAH — Senior Hilary Stanek posted her best long jump of the season and classmate Savannah Noth cruised to victory in the 400-meter dash as the Hillsboro girls finished second at last Tuesday’s Necedah Cardinal Invitational.
Stanek jumped 14’6.5” to win the long jump and tied for fourth in the high jump by clearing 4’0.5”.
Noth won the 400 with a time of 1:08.15 and finished sixth in the 100-meter dash (14.68). She also teamed with freshmen Breanna Beaver, Kenzie Sullivan and April Thornsen to win the 4x400 relay in 4:42.81.
Beaver also finished fourth in the open 400 (1:09.30).
“Breanna Beaver and Savannah Noth are running the 400 pretty well right now,” said Hillsboro head coach Chad Schmidt.
Senior Kelsey Taylor finished second in the 3,200 (13:39.75) and combined with Adrianna Reese, Michaela Bach and Heather Fronk to finish second in the 4x800 relay (11:58.0).
“Kelsey Taylor and the girls running distance are placing well also,” added Schmidt.
Senior Stephanie Munson overcame an off night in the shot put to place second in the discus (89–4).
The Hillsboro girls scored 122.5 points and finished just 18.5 points behind champion Royall.
On the boys’ side, Hillsboro standouts Max Sebranek and Spencer Treu sat out last Tuesday’s meet to rest minor injuries, but the Tigers still managed to score 102.5 points and finish third behind Bangor (161) and Necedah (158) in the boys' competition.
Junior sprinter Matt Bartels won the 100 (11.82), 200 (23.93), and placed second in the long jump (19’8.25”) and triple jump (36–10). His long jump was a season best.
Fellow junior Noah Mayberry returned after a week off to win the 3,200 in 10:51.49. He also teamed with Nick Skala, Logan Rohn and Alex Shaker to finish second in the 4x800 relay (8:58.68).
Sophomore Warren Paulson stepped up in Sebarnek’s absence to win the 300 hurdles (45.34). He also teamed with Layne Hammer, Adrian Marquez and Ian Collins to finish second in the 4x100 relay (50.87).
Senior Scott Sobczak finished second in the 110 hurdles (18.25).
“We had a couple of kids that have minor injuries that didn’t run, which resulted in some severely missed points for the boys,” said Schmidt.
The Tigers returned to action this past Tuesday at the Bangor Invitational. Thursday they will host the Hillsboro Tiger Classic beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday they will travel to the Riverdale Invitational.
“Hopefully, whenever the weather decides to cooperate, we will see some better times and field events finishes,” added Schmidt. “The conference competition is probably the best is has been in a couple years, especially the Royall girls, who have not traditionally had a great team in the last several years.”