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Hudson senior Wade Malecha, center, takes a slim lead over Chippewa Falls’ Kolton Hebbring, left, midway through their preliminary heat of the 110 meter high hurdles at the Big Rivers Conference Track and Field Championships last Tuesday in River Falls. Malecha won his heat in 15.6 seconds and went on to win the finals in 15.47 seconds to help the Raiders to a first place team finish. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Bob Burrows)

Raider boys reclaim Big River Conference track title

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Seniors Wade Malecha and Jared Johnson won two individual titles each and the Raider boys won three of the four relay events to win their ninth conference title in ten years at the Big Rivers Conference Track and Field Championships last Tuesday, May 20, in River Falls.


Hudson’s boys finished with a total of 158 points to beat out defending conference champion River Falls by 33 points. Hudson had won eight straight boys’ titles before River Falls snapped the string last year.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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