HIGHLAND | Asya Hobbs has a high jump personal best of 5 feet, 6 inches. That also happens to be the meet record at the Highland Invite.
But Hobbs came about as close as possible three times without putting her name in the record books Wednesday. Hobbs still won the event, but wasn't happy.
"My coach said it was good last jump but me, personally, I don't think so," Hobbs said. "I think it was more mental than anything. High jump is the most mental thing I've ever had to do."
Andrean pulled away to win the girls side with 104 points, including five first-place finishes. Noll took the boys side with 103 points.
Munster's Olivera Todorovic posted the top time in the girls 300 hurdles (52.21). Todorovic turned on a second gear at the turn to pass Morton's Kendria Huff.
"I didn't think I would catch (the leaders), but I got to the curve and I pulled ahead. I was really excited," Todorovic said.
Mustangs coach Rick Sluder said his team wasn't at full strength Wednesday. Some of Munster's athletes were given the night off in preparation for Friday's Mustang Invite. A few also stayed home sick.
"We don't have all of our top players, so other girls are stepping up," Todorovic said. "It's really working out."
The Mustangs led the meet after 13 events.
Andrean's Richard Thiel won the boys 300 hurdles (42.23), close to a personal record.
"I'm trying to go after school records, so I've just got to push myself more," Thiel said.
Thiel, who also took second in the 110 hurdles, said he's had issues with stuttering over hurdles.
"I just wanted to get over the hurdle," he said. "I can get a lot faster if I don't stutter."