By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Off to a flying start

First event sets tone for boys at state qualifying meet


May 20, 2021


Connor Dodd takes the baton from Dawson Schiphoff during the 4x200 relay. The team qualified for state, as did Dodd in the 100 and 200 meter dashes.

An early win gave the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn boys' track and field team a promising start at the Class 1A state qualifying meet, held on May 13 at Lawton.

Senior Noah Adams started things with a leap of 21'8.5" in his first attempt to win the long jump. That distance was the best by a long jumper in any 1A state qualifying meet.

"That was a shocker to a lot of us, but maybe not to him," said Hawk coach Kyle Borchers. "No. 1 is awesome. It puts pressure on him, but he is a guy who responds to that in a good way."

Connor Dodd crossed the finish line ahead of the field in his heat to win the 100...

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