Jordan Hibner, Isaak Rasche each claimed 400 meters and Hornets won 1,600 relay as CHS boys took second place, girls fifth Tuesday (April 9, 2019)
RICHMOND, Mo. — Winning three events, just as they did in the Chillicothe Joe Shy Relays last Friday, the Chillicothe (Mo.) HS track-and-field teams placed second among 13 boys’ squads and fifth among 14 girls’ teams represented in the Hoot Middleton Invitational meet at Richmond Tuesday (April 9, 2019).
Paced by their two wins – one of which also included a second-place finish, the Chillicothe boys accumulated 92-1/2 points, 22-1/2 less than champion Odessa. The Lady Hornets posted 78 points, far behind team winner Knob Noster’s 127.
Two of CHS’ trio of Tuesday triumphs came in events different from the ones in which Chillicothe entries prevailed at home.
Isaak Rasche took the boys’ 400-meters dash at Richmond in a hand-timed 53.14 seconds, with teammate Kaleb Mullikin right behind, a half-second slower.
The Lady Hornets’ Jordan Hibner won the girls’ 400 in 1:03.04, a comfortable 1.4 seconds ahead of a Higginsville freshman who was runnerup and that same amount quicker than Hibner’s clocking at home last Friday.
The third CHS win at Richmond was a repeat from the home meet by the boys’ 1,600-meters relays unit of Ethan Corbin, Mullikin, Peyton Forck, and Rasche (in that sequence), but, at 3:35.34, was 10 seconds slower than the Hornets winning time on the home track last Friday.
The CHS boys had only one other second-place event finish besides Mullikin’s in the 400. It was accomplished by senior William Perry in the 1,600 with a clocking of 5:00.94, 11 seconds behind the winner from Kansas City: East.
Hibner not only posted the Chillicothe girls’ lone event victory, she also had one of their three runnerup finishes in the long jump (15’3”), as well as being on two scoring relays, translating to 20-1/4 of the team’s 78 points coming from the junior.
Senior Kylee Larson ran the 100-meters high hurdles in 16.84 seconds and the 3,200-meters relay group of Katelyn Sullivan, Delaney May, Emma Burk, and Kadence Shipers finished in 11:26.64, both good for second places for the Lady Hornets.
Generating third-place efforts for CHS were Mullikin in the triple jump, Luke Hopper in the discus throw (with Isaac Washburn right behind in fourth), Forck in the high jump, the Hornets’ 800-meters relay, and Larson in the 300-meters low hurdles.
The Chillicothe track-and-field teams next will compete at Boonville Thursday (April 11).