The Festus boys junior varsity track team had a successful meet on Wednesday, as the team defeated 20 other schools at the Hillsboro Invitational, which was held at the Herky High School track.
Jacob Pauly (10) had a great meet, taking first place in the 110 meter hurdles (16.27), 300 meter hurdles (42.53), and the high jump (5-6). Garrett Rhine (9) joined him as champion as he won the 3200 meter run with a time of 10:55.92.
Rhine also placed second in the 1600 meter run (4:55.67), while teammates Simon Ogle (9) took second in the 800 meter run (2:07.69), and Alec Whitener (10) finished just behind Rhine in the 3200 meter run with a time of 10:56.05.
Two relay teams took third place. The 4×400 relay team ran a time of 3:45.62, while the 4×800 team crossed the finish line in 9:28.88. Jaylan Watson (10), coming off an injury, placed third in the long jump with a jump of 18-9.
The team will be in action tomorrow at DeSoto. The meet will start at 3:30 p.m.