Track: Throwers strong as Thunder boys take 3rd at Princeton invite

Strong performances in the throws, including Ethan Lunning’s school record 159-4 in discus, helped the Zimmerman boys place third among 11 teams in the Princeton Invitational on Thursday.

Competition was fierce in discus as Big Lake’s Anthony Moss won with 161-6 and Lunning had to settle for second with a throw that shattered his ZHS record of 153-8. At last year’s state meet, the winning toss in Class A was 154-7.

Zimmerman’s Jake Antolak was third with 129-0. Meanwhile, in shot put, the Thunder were 2-3-4 with Lunning at 49-7 1/2, Antolak 45-10 and Alex Seymour 45-9 1/2 — again behind Moss with 50-1/2.

The Thunder had one first place by Patrick McEnaney, Travis Carr, Jake Kraabel and Storm Heyer in the 4-by-100 (46.41). Placing fourth were McEnaney in long jump (18-2 3/4), Hunter Smith in the 3200 (10:57) and Caleb Lunning in high jump (5-6).