Hillcrest Competes Well at State Qualifier

Hillcrest Competes Well at State Qualifier

Senior Madeline Fox

The Hillcrest Ravens track and field teams ended their regular season with an exclamation point at the 1A State Qualifier meet at WACO Thursday night.  The weather was perfect with temperatures in the mid-60s and nearly calm winds under a blue sky.  Every Raven performance for both the girls and boys teams was either a personal best or the first attempt at the event with one lone exception.  The state qualifier meet at WACO was one of ten 1A qualifier meets across the state.  The winner of each event automatically qualifies to advance to the state meet next week.  Then, the next best fourteen performances across the entire state also qualifies to advance.  For the girls team, Madeline Fox continued to demonstrate her wide range of abilities by scoring points in the 3000 meter run and the 400 hurdles while recording a personal best in the 100 meter dash.  Fox’s 3000 meter time of 13:23 was thirty-six seconds faster than her previous best time.  She placed fifth in the event.  Fox also placed seventh in the 400 hurdles with a personal best time of 1:22.14.  Yani Gutierrez-Larios also recorded a personal best in the 100 meter dash.  Fox and Gutierrez-Larios joined with Samara Jimenez and Ivana Ebersole to run the 4 x 100 meter relay.  The Ravens also had a full roster in the throws events.  Sarah Miller placed twenty-first in the shot put with 22 feet 11.5 inches.  Samara Jimenez exceeded her previous best shot put throw by 2 feet nine inches.  Her new personal best is 19 feet 10.5 inches.  Yani Gutierrez added a foot to her best discus throw by throwing 78 feet nine inches for eleventh place.  Ivana Ebersole extended her best discus throw by eight feet with her throw of sixty-three feet nine inches.

Girls Team Scores
Danville                       140                       Calamus-Wheatland              37       
North Cedar               134                       WACO                                            35
Lisbon                            117                      New London                              28
Highland                       63                        Columbus                                    21
Wapello                          52                        Lone Tree                                    9
Sigourney                      42                        Hillcrest                                      6
Winfield-Mt. Union   37                         Keota                                           3

Senior Aaron Hershberger qualifies for state in both the 400 meter hurdles and 110 meter high hurdles! Way to go, Aaron!

While Fox exhibited her diversity for the girls team, Aaron Hershberger demonstrated his expertise in the hurdles races for the boys team.  Hershberger placed second in the 400 meter hurdles with a new personal best time of 57.65 seconds.  Aaron also ran a personal best time of 16.29 seconds in the 110 meter high hurdles placing fourth in a very strong field.   John Hughes tested his talents in the 400 meter hurdles for the first time this season.  He ran 1:04.45 from the slowest of three heats to place ninth overall.  Hughes also scored points by placing seventh in the 400 meter dash in 56.63 seconds.  Quang Huynh and Andrew Starr both brought their times down in the 100 meter dash.  Starr ran the race in 13.28 seconds and Huynh ran it in 13.56 seconds.  Huynh also ran a personal best 27.87 seconds in the 200 meter dash. 

Boys Team Scores
Lisbon                140.5               Calamus-Wheatland              61                            Sigourney             25
Wapello             85                     Columbus                                   59.5                         Lone Tree             21
New London    84                     Winfield-Mt. Union                 36                             Keota                      19
North Cedar    73.5                  Highland                                    32                              Hillcrest                 15
Danville             62                     WACO                                           26.5

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