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Hawk boys set school, personal records at state qualifying meet

Track and field athletes from Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn set a school record and several personal records during the boys' competition at the Class 2A state qualifying meet. Those results were achieved against tough competition on May 11 at Sheldon.

"I could not have been more proud of our kids," said Hawk coach Jay Eilers. "Our meet had to be one of the fastest meets around with extremely talented athletes, and it brought out the best in us."

The Hawks' best included a runner-up finish by Kooper Ebel in the 400-meter dash. He ran a time of :51.53 and automatically qualified for state.

The 4x100 r...