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Boys track: Hussung breaks school discus record
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Logan Hussung was just getting started when he turned in a couple of second-place finishes in the throwing events at the Hamline Elite Meet two weeks ago.


The senior continued his streak of long tosses last week, breaking Trey Davis' school record in the discus during a sweep of the throws at Tuesday's Eagan Wildcat Invitational, then resetting the record while turning in personal bests in both the shot put and discus at Saturday's Eden Prairie Booster Invitational.

Hussung outdistanced runner-up Tyler Kubler of Eden Prairie by over five feet with a shot put toss of 59 feet, 2 1/2 inches on Saturday. Kubler got his revenge in the discus where his spin of 175-3 was just over a foot better than Hussung's 174-2.

"Our heavy hitter is having an incredible last two weeks," Farmington coach Brian Helmstetter said. "With those throws, there are not many throwers in Minnesota history over the 170 mark (in the discus) and 60 feet is a serious mark he is flirting with in the shot. What is exciting is he has been consistent and improving each meet."

The Tigers finished sixth against a field of eight talented teams. Eden Prairie beat Wayzata, 181.5-176.5, for the team title and Moorhead, La Crosse Logan and Edina rounded out the top five.

Farmington's next-best performances earned a pair of third-place finishes. John Schimmel placed third in the shot put with a toss of 48-1 1/2 and Andrew Thomas was third in the 400 in 52.87. Levi Freetly was right behind with a fourth-place time of 53.08.

Freetly, Thomas, Charlie Wicks and Jordan Keller also combined on a sharp fourth-place time of 3:33.59 in the 4x400 relay on what was a windy day in Eden Prairie.

Keller also contributed a fifth-place finish in the 110 high hurdles.

Tigers fifth at Eagan

Hussung supplied two of Farmington's three first-place finishes during a fifth-place team showing at last Tuesday's Eagan Wildcat Invitational.

Hussung broke Davis' discus record by nearly three feet with a winning toss of 171-6 in the finals. He also won the shot put handily, defeating teammate John Schimmel's second-place throw by over 10 feet with a toss of 58-5.

The Tigers' other individual victory came in the 800 where Freetly completed two laps in 2:04.17.

Andrew Thomas added a third-place finish in the 400 and Tyler Grubb and Matt Shutey crossed the finish line 4-5 in the 200.

Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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