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Friday, June 7, 2019

Highlands in Class 2A State Track, Field Meet

Schroeder Finishes Second in Two-Mile Run

Twitter Photo. Highlands sophomore Maggie Schroeder congratulates Elizabethtown senior champion Sarah Been after finishing runner-up in the two-mile run at the Class 2A state track and field meet.
The Highlands track and field teams took to the University of Kentucky for the Class 2A state championships. They started Friday and ended Saturday because of the weather.

The Highlands girls finished 12th with 24 points and the Highlands boys tied for 31st with five. Mercer County won the girls 2A state championship and Boyle County won the boys side.

Highlands sophomore Maggie Schroeder had the highest finish on the girls side. She finished second in the two-mile run in 11 minutes, 34.95 seconds to score eight points. Schroeder also helped the two-mile relay team to a third-place finish in 9:58.72 along with senior Lindsey Meyer, junior Maria Broering and freshman Alyssa Harris.

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Junior Adriana Muntaner took fifth in the 100 meter hurdles in 16.46 seconds and seventh in the 300 hurdles in 48.71 seconds. She also helped the 800 relay team finish sixth in 1:50.42. Teammates are senior Hannah Hartman and freshmen Faith Broering and Emmie Brewer. Hartman also took eighth in the high jump at 15 feet, nine inches.

On the boys side, only the two-mile relay team scored in the state taking fourth in 8:33.95. Team members are senior Donovan Staab, junior Grant Uhlenbrock, sophomore Will Griffith and freshman Thomas Gray-Torsell.

The Highlands girls track team has four state championships in school history four-peating between 2008 and 2011. The Highlands boys have won it three times most recently in 2014.

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