The 31st Annual Seymour Invitational Track meet produced a new Clintonville High School discus record, as sophomore Kyle Petermann knocked the Truckers oldest standing track and field record off the board. With an effort of 147′ 5″, Petermann passed Charles “Chuck” Hanson’s record of 145′ 0″ that had stood since 1953.
Petermann, son of Bob and Karen Petermann, is now the second member of his family on the trucker record board. His older sister Megan, was also a discus thrower and broke the school record in the event her freshmen year, before breaking it multiple more times before graduating last spring. Megan is now a freshman thrower for the University of Minnesota.
“Kyle has been on the verge of the school record since his first meet last year as a freshman. There have been many practices when we have seen him break the record. There have been many warm-up throws at track meets where he has broken the record. In real competition, however, the record always seemed to elude him,” said Clintonville Track Coach Kevin Reese. “At his last two track meets this season he threw 143′ 8″ and 142′ 0″ respectively-so frustratingly close to 145′ 0″, yet just short. Now he finally has the record off his back. He is a very talented young thrower, who is gaining strength as he polishes his technique. Lord only knows what the record will finally be set at by the time Kyle’s career comes to an end! Kyle works hard and I am proud to have witnessed his trials and tribulations en route to this record. I don’t know if Clintonville will have any other records that will last as many years as the one Charles Hanson set. To stand that long is pretty amazing.”
Petermann’s efforts earned him a fourth place finish at the track meet in the men’s discus event.