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Hawks reach full potential at qualifying meet

H-M-S senior Adam Schierholz earns trip to state with win in discus throw

A personal-best effort paid big dividends for Adam Schierholz at the Class 1A state qualifying meet. Competing in the discus throw, he placed first to earn an automatic berth in the state track and field meet.

Entering the competition on May 9 with a seed of 144'1", Schierholz recorded a throw of 158'5", which was 3-1/2 feet longer than the effort of runner-up Mitchell Schnepf. The MMCRU athlete's seed was 167'10".

"We are excited for Adam as he will be competing in Des Moines," said Hawk coach Jay Eilers.

Schierholz will compete for the first time at state in Flight 2 of the 1A discus throw f...