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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
The Hardin-Central Bulldogs got some good performances from individuals and relay teams at the delayed Class 1, District 5 track meet in Marshall. The original date of Saturday was postponed to Monday due to cold and snow.
The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs had several athletes move on to Saturday’s sectional meet that will be held at Boonville. The top four in each event advance to Saturday’s sectional.
The Dawgs finished third in the 12-school field with 123 points. Wellington-Napoleon chalked up 165 points to take the team title, while Glasgow placed second with 151. Slater took fourth with 60 points.
Wyatt Craven and Rhyler Estenbaum captured one first-place finish apiece for Hardin-Central. Craven won the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.72 seconds, while Estenbaum grabbed a victory in the 800 with a time of 2:10.6. Craven also had a runner-up finish in the 200-meter dash with 24.12. Spencer Wheeler had another second-place showing for the Dawgs in the 1,600 with 5:16.79, with Hank Bowers finishing the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 42.73, which was good for second.
Bowers also advanced with a fourth-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles with 17.28, which edged teammate Robert Hutchins for the final sectional spot.
Two Bulldogs qualified for the discus, with Colton Layman grabbing second with a distance of 118 feet, 1 inch, while teammate Lane Coldiron threw 108-9 to finish fourth. Coldiron also took fourth in the shot put with a toss of 40-3, with teammate Cole Leakey taking fifth. Two other Hardin-Central athletes advanced with fourth-place finishes.
The complete story is in the Thursday, May 9, 2013 Richmond News.