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GHS grad Hiebert an all-American for second year

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Garrett Hiebert, a sophomore at Bethel College and 2007 Goessel High School graduate, took fourth place in the javelin Thursday at the NAIA national track meet.

He had several throws longer than 205 feet with his best throw of 215 feet, three inches.

According to Bethel head coach Tracy Tuttle, Hiebert also captured the school record in this event.

Last year, Hiebert took sixth place at nationals and his teammates won the event.

This year the top-four throwers all exceeded the winning distance from a year ago.

Tyler Schroeder, a junior at Bethel College and a 2006 graduate of Goessel High School, finished 18th in the shot put with a throw of 50-5.5.

This was his first appearance at the national meet.

Justin Garrard, a senior at Ottawa University and a graduate of Centre High School, earned all-American honors with a sixth-place finish in the marathon at the NAIA national meet.

He ran the 26-plus miles in two hours, 34.43 seconds.

Andrew Topham, a sophomore at Southwestern College and a graduate of Peabody-Burns High School, also participated at the national meet.

He finished the 10,000-meter race in 31 min 12.54 seconds for eighth place. 

Last modified May 27, 2009

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