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Junior Mitch Peck cleared the second-to-last hurdle on his way to winning the 110-meter hurdles in a personal best time of 15.91. He also won the 300-meter hurdles in 42.92. (Eric Morken, Echo Press)

Alexandria boys' track and field: Depth of Cardinal throwers on display

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Alexandria track and field coach Mike Empting is in his first season with the Cardinal boys' team after guiding the girls for many years, and one of the biggest differences he has noticed is that age matters.


Empting watched in the past as girls like Jamie Piepenburg dominated for years in distance events and Wensia Johnson won a state title in the 200-meter dash as just an eighth grader a year ago.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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