It was senior night for the Hillsboro girls track team on Monday, May 24, and though they be small in numbers, the Lady Hiltoppers are fierce.
On a night to honor Emma Miller and Ashlynn Papin, who was injured unfortunately, the Toppers finished third in a four-team meet, despite having just four participants.
That fearsome foursome picked up three wins and two second place finishes on the night as they accumulated 36 points to beat Vandalia by 20.5. Pana would take the top spot with 97.5 points, while Gillespie was second with 72.
Sierra Compton would finish first in the 1600 with a time of 6:06, while also finishing second in the 3200, with a time of 13:33.96. Kaci Papin also had a first and a second as she won the high jump with a mark of 1.52 meters and was runner-up in the 100 with a time of 13.47.
Hillsboro’s other win came in the long jump, where Paitynn Wilson set the mark to beat at 4.25 meters. Wilson also ran in the 100, finishing third with a time of 13.81.
As the only senior to get a chance to compete, Miller finished fifth in the shot put (7.67 meters), eighth in the discus (16.26 meters) and 10th in the 100, with a time of 16.34 seconds.
Hillsboro’s other competitor was Meagan White, who had a solid day with a second in the 800 (3:24) and a fourth in the shot put (8.39 meters).
The numbers on the boys’ side were just as thin unfortunately as four competitors were available for the meet. Gillespie would take first with 90 points, followed by Vandalia with 61, Pana with 50 and Hillsboro with 13.
Junior Magnus Wells had a good day in the throws, finishing first in the shot put and second in the discus, with marks of 13.35 and 39.2 meters respectively. He also ran the 100, finishing 12th with a time of 13.66.
His younger brother, Zander Wells, would finish tenth in the 100, running a 13.19, and eighth in the 200, with a time of 27.28.
Austin Page and Cole Lenczycki also ran both the 100 and 200. Page was eighth in the 100 (12.56) and fifth in the 200 (25.49), while Lenczycki was 13th in the 100 (14.03) and 10th in the 200 (30.59).
The pair also competed in the field events, with Page taking third in the triple jump with a mark of 10.18 meters and Lenczycki placing seventh in the shot put with a mark of 9.89 meters.
Hillsboro is scheduled to be in Pana on May 27, for the South Central Conference meet, followed by a boys only meet on June 1, at Staunton with Greenville.
May 24 at Hillsboro
Girls Team Results: 1. Pana 97.5; 2. Gillespie 72; 3. Hillsboro 36; 4. Vandalia 15.5.
Hillsboro Girls Results
100: 2. Kaci Papin 13.47; 3. Paitynn Wilson 13.81; 10. Emma Miller 16.34
800: 2. Meagan White 3:24
1600: 1. Sierra Compton 6:06.0
3200: 2. Sierra Compton 13:33.96
Shot Put: 4. Meagan White 8.39m; 5. Emma Miller 7.67m
Discus: 8. Emma Miller 16.26m
High Jump: 1. Kaci Papin 1.52m
Long Jump: 1. Paitynn Wilson 4.25m
May 24 at Hillsboro
Boys Team Results: 1. Gillespie 90; 2. Vandalia 61; 3. Pana 50; 4. Hillsboro 13.
Hillsboro Boys Results
100: 8. Austin Page 12.56; 10. Zander Wells 13.19; 12. Magnus Wells 13.66; 13. Cole Lenczycki 14.03
200: 5. Austin Page 25.49; 8. Zander Wells 27.28; 10. Cole Lenczycki 30.59
4x100: 3. Austin Page/Zander Wells/Magnus Wells/Cole Lenczycki 53.0
Shot Put: 1. Magnus Wells 13.35m; 7. Cole Lenczycki 9.89m
Discus: 2. Magnus Wells 39.2m
Triple Jump: 3. Austin Page 10.18m