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Lindsley takes second at USA youth championships

Drew Lindsley (second from left) with other top finishers at the 2014 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday, June 28.

Contributed photo / Ted Lindsley


Drew Lindsley (second from left) with other top finishers at the 2014 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday, June 28.

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— With a new personal record discus throw, Grangeville's Drew Lindsley lifted himself to near the top of the upper echelon of the nation's discus throwers (ages 17-18). Set to enter his senior year at GHS this fall, Lindsley placed second at the 2014 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday with a throw of 173-5.

Lindsley had launched a couple of 180-footers during warmups, his dad Ted said, and was within four inches of first place on the final throw, when "the other kid threw 177-3 to win it."

"It was a humid morning with light rain," Ted Lindsley said, "but Drew loved the circle...so we were on pins and needles hoping for a big day and luckily we got one."

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