By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

The farther the better

Throwers, distance runners score points at WEC boys' meet


May 9, 2024


Aidan Espeland and Caleb Grotluschen round the curve during the 200-meter dash at the conference meet.

Distance mattered for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in the boys' competition of the War Eagle Conference track and field meet. The Hawks scored well in the throwing and long running events during the meet on April 29 at Marcus.

Two seniors finished near the top of the discus throw standings. Adam Schierholz was the runner-up with a throw of 141'10" and Jacob Cates was third at 135'10". Senior Bryce Ortega finished fifth in the shot put. His best effort was 42'6".

George Vargas ran well in two long-distance races. The senior placed fourth in the 3200-meter run (11:28.61) and fifth in the 1600-meter ru...

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