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Jensen continues her winning ways at Wesco North meet
Kirsten Jensen has been nearly unbeatable this season. The Arlington junior threw a ridiculous 13503 in the discus at the recent Wesco North championships to win by a country mile over her closest area competition. Only once this year has Jensen failed to win a meet in the discus, and her May 11 performance was no different.
But to pidgeonhole Jensen as stricly a discus phenom would be a disservice to her ability because she also nearly swept every meet this season in the shot put. Her latest throw at the Wesco North meet went 3603, nearly three feet short of her own personal season record, but still plenty good to beat every other competitor at the event. Jensen highlighted a strong meet for the Arlington team that saw several impressive performances across the board.
On the boys side, sprinter Marcus Dolan turned in impressive times in the 100m and 200m dash. His 12.02 and 24.09 times were respectively good enough for twelfth and seventh place at the meet. The times are made more impressive when considering the difficult wind conditions facing the sprinters on the day.
Travis Doggett completed the 400m in 53.10, good enough for eighth place.
The boys also excelled in the throws, with both Jeff Hampton and Kurt Boyden turning in excellent performances.
Boyden threw 14203 in the discus, good enough for third place and Hampton finished fourth in the shot at 4810.
For the girls, in addition to Jensens stellar performance Brooklyn Holton came in fourth in the long jump with a leap of 1605. Holton also came in sixth in the triple jump and second in the 100m high hurdles.
Rachel Carey finished seventh in the 400m with a time of 1:03.95.
The Arlington performances are made even more impressive due to the stiff competition in the conference. Arlington was one of two 3A schools competing at the meet with nine 4A size schools.