Just a few weeks after shattering the Union High School record in the Shot Put, senior Kyle Ansley has eclipsed his own mark, this time by a wide margin. Ansley threw for 59' 6", besting his own school record by nearly six feet on April 24th in the meet at Aplington-Parkersburg.
Needless to say, Ansley finished first in the event and helped Union on to another high finish. His throw of 120' 8" in the Discus was good enough to earn him fourth place in that event.
Ansley has qualified for the Drake Relays and was invited to participate in the Drake Relays on Friday, April 27th. He was seeded first in the event.
Josh Clark, who finished third in the Shot Put with a throw of 43' 5", won the Discus event with a throw of 138' 9", meaning Union throwers once again swept the throwing events, something the competition has become used to this season.
In the sprint events, Trev Hadachek had another big day, winning two events, and narrowly missed winning a third. Hadacheck took the top spot in both the 100 Meter and 400 Meter Dash, clocking in at 11.29 and 52.10 seconds, respectively. He ran a 23.44 in the 200 Meter.
Individual events weren't the only place the Union boys had success. The 4X800 Meter Relay team of Justin Stock, Trey Davis, Neiko Morris and Blake Havran fought their way to a third place finish with a time of 9:27.30.
The team of Havran, Stock, Tate Hadacheck and Brady Driscol also brought home a third place finish, clocking in at 4:05.90.
In addition to the relays, the boys hosted an invitational on Friday, with Meskwaki and Vinton-Shellsburg, among others, attending. Conference tournament action began on Monday, and the Dysart Reporter will have continuing coverage of the Knights as they work their way into district, and possibly state tournaments.