Papin Gets Second Title At SCC Meet

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Kaci Papin earned her second straight conference title in the high jump on Thursday, May 27, as the Hillsboro junior provided one of the highlights for the Lady Hiltoppers in Pana.

Papin, who cleared 5’5” to tie a school record in the 2019 SCC meet, went over 5’0” again to claim the title. Both Papin and Litchfield rival Carly Guinn topped the 5’0” mark, but Papin did so on her first attempt to earn the championship, while Guinn cleared it on her third attempt to finish second. Papin also placed fifth in the 100, edging teammate Paitynn Wilson, 14.30 to 14.712.

In addition to Papin’s title and top five, Sierra Compton also grabbed two fourth place finishes in the distance races. Compton ran a 6:00.91 in the 1600 and a 13:08.40 in the 3200 for a solid finish in her first SCC meet.

Meagan White added in a fifth in the shot put and an 11th in the 800 for the Hiltoppers, while Paitynn Wilson was seventh in the long jump.

As a team, Hillsboro finished with 33 points, tying Carlinville for the sixth spot. Pana would finish first with 162 points, followed by Litchfield with 122 points and Roxana with 109 points.

Hillsboro Boys

On the boys’ side, Magnus Wells scored a pair of top five finishes in the throws, including a second in the shot put. Wells’ top mark was 13.28 meters, 1.63 meters behind champion Colton Robinson of Carlinville. In the discus, Wells threw 38.08 meters to take fifth overall.

Zander Wells, Magnus’ younger brother, competed in three events, finishing 11th in the 200, 15th in the 100 and 14th in the long jump. Cole Lenczycki was 13th in the shot put and 16th in the 100 to round out the lineup for the Toppers.

As a team, Hillsboro finished 10th with 12 points. Carlinville was first with 122 points, followed by Litchfield with 108 and Roxana with 102.

The Hillsboro boys will be at the Lincoln Sectional on Thursday, June 10, along with fellow SCC schools Greenville, Southwestern, Staunton and Roxana. The Hillsboro girls will be at the East Alton-Wood River Sectional on Friday, June 4, with Southwestern, Roxana and Staunton also in attendance.

May 27 at Pana

South Central Conference Championships

Girls Team Results: 1. Pana 162; 2. Litchfield 122; 3. Roxana 109; 4. Gillespie 75; 5. Staunton 40; 6. 6. Hillsboro 33; 6. Carlinville 33; 8. Vandalia 30; 9. Southwestern 27; 10. Greenville 6.

Hillsboro Girls Results

High Jump: 1. Kaci Papin 5’0”

Long Jump: 7. Paitynn Wilson 12’8.5”

Shot Put: 5. Meagan White 8.34m

100: 5. Kaci Papin 14.30; 6. Paitynn Wilson 14.712

800: 11. Meagan White 3:22.70

1600: 4. Sierra Compton 6:00.91

3200: 4. Sierra Compton 13:08.40

May 27 at Pana

South Central Conference Championships

Boys Team Results: 1. Carlinville 122; 2. Litchfield 108; 3. Roxana 102; 4. Gillespie 85.50; 5. Vandalia 77; 6. Pana 75; 7. Staunton 57.50; 8. Southwestern 37; 9. Greenville 20; 10. Hillsboro 12.

Hillsboro Boys Results

Long Jump: 14. Zander Wells 14’8”

Discus: 5. Magnus Wells 38.08m

Shot Put: 2. Magnus Wells 13.28m; 13. Cole Lenczycki 9.84m

100: 15. Zander Wells 13.34; 16. Cole Lenczycki 14.11

200: 11. Zander Wells 27.37

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