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By Stephen McKay
Sports Writer 

DISTRICT B-6 TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Heeren tops field in shot

Breaks school record in District-title winning throw; Sidney relays advance to state

 

Donna Wiedeburg / Special To The Sun-Telegraph

Sidney High School junior Jake Heeren won the District B-6 title in the shot put on Thursday with a school-record toss of 58 feet, 9 inches.

OGALLALA – As two of the top Class B shot putters in Nebraska began their battle at the Class B-6 District Track and Field meet in Ogallala on Thursday – with their long-distance throws causing an ever-increasing frequency of ear-splitting roars – a sizable crowd began to gather around the throwing ring.

The loudest eruption was reserved for the final throw by Sidney High's Jake Heeren.

With Heeren routinely putting the shot well beyond his previous personal best (54 feet, 4 inches) he claimed the District title over Gothenburg's Tanner Borchardt with a school-record throw of 58-9....



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