Hillsborough Girls, Ridge Boys Repeat As Skyland Champions


The Hillsborough girls broke the meet record for total points when they continued their remarkable run by winning a fifth straight title  and the Ridge boys repeated as champion at the Skyland Conference Championships on Tuesday at Hillsborough.


The Hillsborough girls, behind great efforts from several athletes, racked up a stunning point total on their way to its 5-peat.

Sabrina Sardar, Laina Denys, Lisa O'Sullivan, Ella Karolewski, Stella Martinez, and Chloe Montgomery were the catalysts for the Red Raiders, who rang up a jaw-dropping 144 points, which broke the meet record of 137 that Franklin scored in 2017!! Franklin finished second with 102, a total that would  

Saradar won the 400 hurdles with a PR of 1:02.47, No. 10 in the state this season, finished first in the 400 in 58.07, placed second in the 200 in 26.18, and led off the third-place 4x400 with a 58.7 carry.

Denys was a also a double winner, finishing first in both the 800 (2:18.32) and the the 1,600 (a PR of 5:05.36), and she ran a 62.7 leg on the 4x400.

Martinez placed fourth in both hurdle races with PR's of 15.73 and 1:05.46, and dropped a career-best split of 59.9 on the 4x400.

Karolewski, the indoor Meet of Champions winner in the pole vault, cleared 12-0 to win her specialty. O'Sullivan placed second in the 800 (2:21.90) and split 60.9 on the 4x400. Montgomery scored 18 points for the Red Raiders, placing second in the long jump, third in the triple jump, and fourth in the 100 dash.


The Ridge boys, fueled by double winners Brenden McMahon and Owen Mays, successfully defended their title with an 81-55 victory over runner-up Franklin. 

McMahon, a junior, led a 1-2 for Ridge in the 1,600 with a winning time of 4:18.00 (Dev Patel was second in 4:20.00). McMahon also won the 3,200 in 9:28.78. 

Mays, a senior, swept the hurdle races, running 14.84 and 55.70, placed sixth in the triple jump (41-8), and ran on the runner-up 4x400 relay that ran 3:26.93.