After just one meet indoors and another outdoors, Greene County junior Hannah Onken has already set personal bests in both the discus throw and shot put. She went 32’8″ indoors at Storm Lake on March 21 in the shot and came back outdoors with a best toss of 32′ 5″ in Jefferson on Monday at the Greene County Early Bird Meet. She topped her previous best in the discus by eight feet when she threw 118′ 6″ on Monday and Onken commented to Raccoon Valley Radio about the Monday performances. “I felt like it was pretty good considering the wind. I scratched two, but those had good power. They felt good power-wise. The shot put was pretty close to my personal best indoors at Storm Lake, so overall, I guess it was pretty good.”
Monday’s meet was cancelled after 14 of the 19 girls events and 13 of the 18 boys events had been completed. The meet began with strong southwest winds and temperatures over 70, but a cold front quickly changed the weather picture. By the time the meet was stopped, temperatures had dropped to 40 with a wind chill in the 20’s, and winds were nearly straight out of the west.
The Greene County girls were weathered out of a scheduled meet in Audubon on April 3. The girls and boys are scheduled to take part in the April 8 Kip Janvrin Invitational in Panora hosted by Panorama.