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Austin Goolsby, top, takes a leap of faith for a long jump, while Jeremy Hayton, bottom, slides over the pole for a high jump. The Hillsboro High School pair have been breaking personal and school records all winter.


Austin Goolsby and Jeremy Hayton, two Hillsboro High School track athletes, have been breaking personal and school records this winter.

On Jan. 28, Jeremy Hayton jumped 6’9” at Cedarville University, setting a new personal, school and meet record. Hayton is currently ranked number one overall in Ohio at high jump. He is currently ranked number 10 in the nation at high jump by milesplit.com.

Goolsby set two new school records in pole vault and long jump Feb. 12 at the Spire Institute in Geneva, vaulting 16’2”, and jumping 22’1.5” in long jump. With those performances, Goolsby is currently ranked number two overall in Ohio for pole vault and number five overall in the long jump. Goolsby is currently ranked number nine in the nation at pole vault by milesplit.com.

Hayton and Goolsby will compete in the University of Kentucky High School Invitational this Saturday, then have the opportunity to win state titles at Akron University on March 4.

Goolsby and Hayton also qualified to face the nation’s best in New York at the New Balance Nationals March 10, 11 and 12.

Austin Goolsby, top, takes a leap of faith for a long jump, while Jeremy Hayton, bottom, slides over the pole for a high jump. The Hillsboro High School pair have been breaking personal and school records all winter.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/02/web1_croptrackdudes.jpgAustin Goolsby, top, takes a leap of faith for a long jump, while Jeremy Hayton, bottom, slides over the pole for a high jump. The Hillsboro High School pair have been breaking personal and school records all winter.

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