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Hudson’s John Uchytil smiles on the awards stand after earning a second place medal in the pole vault. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Bob Burrows)

Uchytil, Johnson medal at state track

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Hudson junior John Uchytil tied his school record in the boys’ pole vault to finish second while senior Jared Johnson finished third in the discus at the WIAA State Track and Field Championships over the weekend at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in La Crosse.


Uchytil cleared 15-feet, 3-inches to earn his silver medal while Johnson threw the discus 167-feet, 3-inches to win a bronze. Johnson also placed ninth in the shot put with a throw of 51-5.25.

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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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