Hillsboro Inv produced many Boys SRs & Top MO Marks


Battle junior Samson Ojo won the 110 hurdles in a PR of 15.12. Hillsboro's Mitchell Lutes was 2nd in a PR of 15.33 while Poplar Bluff's Spencer Nunn was 3rd in a PR of 15.56. Hillsboro's Dalton Ross gave the Hawks a 2-4 finish, clocking a 15.65.

In the 300-hurdles, Vianney sophomore Lucas Hurley edged Battle's Ojo in a photo finish with top-25 state times. Hurley won in 40.25 while Ojo was 1/100th of a second back in 40.26 for a PR. Hillsboro freshman Clayton Brown set a PR of 40.98.

Hillsboro senior Noah Holland claimed the 100-meter dash in a state top-25 time of 10.74 for a dominating win. Herculaneum sophomore Cameron Harris set a PR, taking 2nd in 11.05 while Poplar Bluff's Kolyn McBride was 3rd, close behind in 11.09.

In the 400, Jackson freshman Barrett Reagan beat the field handily with a 51.13 PR. Rock Bridge's Bernard Bailey was 2nd in 51.89 and Vashon junior Mekhi McField was 3rd in 52.38.

Polar Bluff's McBride and Herculaneum's Lucas Bahr took first and second in the 200 in 22.31 and 22.44. Hillsboro's duo of Harrison Voyles and Blake Larson was 3rd and 4th in 22.53 and 22.62.

Host Hillsboro claimed the 4x200 in 1:28.91, already one of the state's best, followed by Central-Cape Girardeau, Vashon, and Herculaneum. The Blackcats of Herculaneum won the 4x100 in one of the fastest times in the state and #1 in Class 3 in 42.46, ahead of Festus' Class 4 #1 mark of 42.59, Poplar Bluff, and Hillsboro. Hillsboro won the 4x400 under the lights with one of the quickest in the state in 3:23.25, for a nearly 4-second win ahead of Rock Bridge and Union.

Brown and Brown

While that may be the name of a law firm in St. Louis, it also refers to Hillsboro brothers Payton and Preston Brown, who shine throwing the javelin for the Hawks. Both launched personal records and moved among the state's best.

Junior Payton won with a best toss of 57.90m/190-0 which puts him 3rd on the state performance list and 2nd in Class 4. Sophomore Preston Brown was 2nd with a 55.821m/183-1 which landed him 6th in the state and 4th in Class 4. 

In the discus, Bowling Green senior Devin Rue spun the disc 50.01m/164-1. His previous best of 50.8 meters put him among the top-15 in the state and 3rd in Class 3. Vashon's Jacobi Green and Rock Bridge's Koshoniola Oduwole were 2nd and 3rd at 43 and 42 meters. 

Rock Bridge's Osayamen Edo-ohonba won the shot put going over the 50-foot barrier with a 15.28m/50-1.5 toss. Edo-ohonba is 33rd in the state with a 15.86m best. Festus' Tyler Shepherd was 2nd and Jackson's Nicholas Heisserer 3rd with 48 and 49-foot tosses. 

Dexter claimed the Throwers 4x100 relay title under the lights in the meet's final event. They finished in 48.98 ahead of runner-up Vianney (50.06) and Battle (50.76). 

Para Events

Herculaneum senior CJ Asinger entered the final month of his high school career with a win in his racing wheelchair in the 800 (2:29.57) and added the discus title with a toss of 17.70m/58-1. Maplewood-Richmond Heights senior Behren Truemper was 2nd in the discus with a 17.12m/56-2 toss.