Tracksters advance to next round
Whitkoâ€™s Connor Stouder takes a moment to relax before warming up at Thursdayâ€™s sectional track meet at Wayne High School. Stouder is advancing to the regional next week in three sprint events. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
FORT WAYNE â€” Girls tracksters had their shot at qualifying for the regional Tuesday, and the boys took their turn at Thursdayâ€™s sectionals.
Churubuscoâ€™s athletes competed at North Side, while Whitko and Columbia City headed back to Wayne for the second year in a row.
Two tracksters had standout performances â€” Whitkoâ€™s Connor Stouder and Churubuscoâ€™s Austin McClure.
McClure took first place in both of his throwing events.
He won the discus with a heave of 152 feet, 2 inches â€” 10 feet more than his closest opponent.
In the shot put, McClure had a toss of 53 feet, 1 inch â€” nearly 6 feet farther than his closest opponent.
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