Track team fares well at state

Hill City High School track athletes that went to the state track meet whuch took place last Friday and Saturday. The most students qualified for the finals of the meet since Joe Noyes has been coach.

The girls and boys track teams at High City High School placed really well this year at regionals and at the state track meet.

Joe Noyes, track coach for Hill City High School, thinks it was also a history-making year for the girls track team, which placed first at their regional meet. The boys also placed well at regionals by placing third.

“We were really happy how everything went at regionals,” Noyes said.

He also had the most number of students who went out for regionals at track this year since he has been the coach. There were 20 students who competed in track events.

The students competed in 14 events at the state competition. The boys and girls teams each had three relay events. 

On the first day of the state meet, the boys 4×800 placed third overall with a time of 8:21. The girls team also placed third overall with a time of 9:50.  Marion Hohn placed fourth in the 800 meter in a time of 2:19.34 and Karlee Simmons was runner-up in the two-mile in a time of 11:17. Jac Cutler placed sixth in the high jump at a height of 6’ 1”. Noyes said the girls sprint medley relay qualified for finals at Tea with a fantastic 400 leg by Faith Yeargan and a great anchor 800 m leg by Mckenzie Becker in 2:26 for a fifth place qualifying time of 4:26.

The final day of the state races, May 27, brought the most students that have ever competed there in coach Noyes’ tenure. There were many that placed in the electrifying final heats of the season.

Marion Hohn ran the mile and placed sixth with a time of 5:13; Karlee Simmons placed eighth in a time of 5:16, giving the rangers two placers in that event.

Brenden Johnson ran in the 110 meter hurdles and placed eighth.  Corbin Miller ran in his first 400 meters final and placed fourth with a personal record of 50.24. The girls sprint medley placed fifth overall in a time of 4:22. This team was made up of Lydia Raderschadt, Hailey Wathen, Marion Hohn and Karlee Simmons. The boys sprint medley relay finished as the runner-up on Saturday. The team was Kalel Worischeck, Noah Krull, Corbin Miller and Caleb Oliver. They also set a school record of 3:39.42.