Five Clintonville High School track and field records have fallen early in the season.
The first record to fall was the boys’ discus record, previously set at 151’7″ in 2011 by Kyle Petermann. He broke his own record by throwing the discus 158’5″ at Clintonville’s second outdoor track and field meet of the 2012 season. This new record improved the previous best by 6’10”. The first place throw occurred at the Little Chute Invitational.
Petermann also broke the school record in the shot put event at Green Bay Preble, with a heave of 50’3 3/4″. It was the first time in history that 50′ was broken in competition.
Yet another record to fall was the girls’ 2-mile run record at Clintonville’s third outdoor track and field meet of the 2012 season. During the Freedom Triangular on April 17, Sam Hohn improved her 2-mile personal record for a first place finishing time of 11:52.24. Her winning time was 4.50 second ahead of the previous record of 11:56.74, set in 2011.
On Tuesday, April 24, Clintonville and Waupaca went to Little Chute for a triangular meet. Both the boys and girls teams finished second, behind Little Chute. The highlight of the meet was Dominic Masiarchin breaking both the 100m dash school record and the 200m dash school record. He ran a 10.89 in the 100m dash and then a 21.84 in the 200m dash.
Most of the records were previously set in the 2011 season. For athletes to improve their records early in the 2012 season shows preparation, commitment and makes further record setting likely.