Jorge Hanschu, a sixth-grader this fall at Hillsboro Middle School, placed 10th in the softball-throw among 11-12-year-old boys at the Hershey’s Track and Field Games North American Final Aug. 4 in Hershey, Pa.
Hanschu’s best throw was 139 feet, 9 inches. The winning throw was 170-9. The record for the 11-12 division is 272-10, set in 1979.
The North American Final features more than 400 boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14. Hanschu qualified for the meet by winning his division at the Hershey State Track Meet with a throw of 170-1.