Valind smashes school record
Marine senior wins shot, discus
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:00 PM
DENMARK, Wis. - Dustin Valind can throw a discus ridiculously far.
He's not to bad in the shot put, either,
The Marinette Marine senior won both events at Tuesday's Denmark track triangular. West De Pere swept the co-ed meet.
Valind broke his own school record in the discus with a heave of 179 feet, 6 inches. His previous record, 175-10, was set last season.
"He was jacked, he was excited," Marinette coach Bob Caelwaerts said. "The kid works hard."
Valind threw the shot put 52-91⁄2 feet.
Marinette's other boys' standouts were Jaden Boivin, Zach Campbell, Colton Dessart and Dakota Vanidestine, who won the 400 relay (44.1), and 800 relay (1:34.2).
They were hand-held times, but the 400 relay clocking was the team's best of the spring.
"We're on a good pace here," Caelwaerts said. Handoffs looked a little better tonight."
Boivin cleared 121⁄2 feet to win the pole vault.
Erik Breuer placed second in the 3,200 with a time of 11:36.
Marinette had four winners in the girls' meet. Megan Wagner beat her personal best to win the shot put (35-61⁄4 ), and Emily Conley was second (35-4), and surpassed the 35-foot mark for the third straight meet.
Liz Lang surpassed the 100-foot barrier to win the discus (101-101⁄2 ). Conley was second and Wagner took fourth. Lang was fourth in the shot put with a personal-best throw of 31-71⁄2 feet.
Olivia Alloy won the triple jump (31-11⁄2 feet) and Lynsee Bohan won the 200 dash with a time of 28.77.
Both Marine teams took third.
"The depth killed us, but we go into a meet like that looking for good performances, and we had good performances," Caelwaerts said.