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Boys’ track team excels in field

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By Brian Blair

After a pair of track meets last week, it is clear the Owen County boys’ track team is ahead of the field.

The boys spent last week at Shelby County and Western Hills where they had strong performances in the field events.

In the discus competition, Josh Alford took second place at both Shelby County and Western Hills while Keith Arutoff finished third.

At Western Hills, it was Daniel Cummins who finished third while Alford came home with 11th place. Alford also shined in the shot put. He finished third at both Shelby County and Western Hills.

Arutoff finished eighth at Shelby County and then sixth at Western Hills.

Daniel Dauwe had strong performances in the long jump at both meets. He had a seventh-place finish at Shelby County while his teammate Tyler Pruitt finished eighth.

Dauwe placed ninth at Western Hills while Pruitt finished 13th. July Taylor had a strong showing in the high jump at Shelby County with a seventh-place finish.

On the track, both the boys 4x100-meter relay team and the 4x200-meter relay team finished fourth at Shelby County. The 4x400-meter relay team came in fifth.

At Western Hills, the 4x100-meter team finished 10th while the 4x200-meter team came in 11th and the 4x400-meter team placed 14th.

In the 300-meter hurdles, Dylan Hearn raced to an 11th-place finish at Shelby County while Clayton Cook finished seventh at Western Hills.

Cook also showed well in the 110-meter hurdles with a fifth-place finish at Western Hills.

In the 100-meter dash at Shelby County, Dauwe placed 28th. Cory Cannon finished 22nd at Western Hills. Tyler Pruitt finished 28th in the 200-meter dash at Shelby County while Tyler Williams placed 20th at Western Hills. The boys ran Tuesday at Grant County and will be back on the track on Friday at the Carroll County Invitational.