The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sport Editor & Staff Writer 

Finishing second isn't always a bad thing

Hawks fall short in 2 record-setting relays at Unity Christian meet


April 22, 2021


Kooper Ebel (left) and Connor Dodd stay with the leaders during the 100 meter dash. Dodd finished second and Ebel finished fifth in the event.

Sometimes the best isn't quite good enough. Case in point – Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's 4x100 relay squad which bettered the Unity Christian Invitational meet record, but didn't win the race.

Noah Adams, Kooper Ebel, Dawson Schiphoff and Connor Dodd ran a time of :45.62, which bettered the old meet record. But they had to settle for second place, as Unity Christian ran a time of :43.84 to set a new meet record.

Adams, Ebel, Schiphoff and Dodd also finished second in the 4x200 (1:36.46), but lost again to Unity Christian which ran another record-setting time (:1:32.17).

Dodd recorded the best...

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