Prep boys track: Leading the way

Prep boys track: Leading the way

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Prep boys track: Leading the way

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Kiel junior track and field athlete Aaron Field did it all this season for the Raiders.

A typical meet for Field, this year’s HTR Media Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year, wasn’t just competing in one or two events. For him, it was competing in several — and winning most of them. And that’s not including his successful contributions in relay events.

Field’s best performance this season may have come at the Eastern Wisconsin Conference Track Meet at Plymouth High School in May. Field won conference championships in the 100-meter dash (11.54 seconds), the 200 (23.08), the long jump (20 feet, 4¼ inches) as well as anchoring the second-place 400 relay (45.92).

In the postseason, Field competed at regionals in the 100 (third, 11.53), 200 (second, 22.91) and long jump (first, 19-11½). At sectionals, with a hamstring injury, Field was second in the 200 (22.76) to advance to State.

“Prior to the tournament he had an outstanding year. He would tell you he was disappointed by how he performed at the end but he had some awesome performances and he was one of our leaders by examples,” Kiel boys track coach Trent Agnew said. “Aaron is the kind of athlete who could do just about anything he put his mind to.”

As a team captain and having been voted the team’s Most Valuable Track Athlete, Field earned 250 points for the Raiders — only 13 are needed to earn a track letter. He led the squad in five events — the 100 (10.86) and the 200 (22.19) which were recorded at a Howards Grove Meet, a height of six feet twice in the high jump, his long jump distance from the EWC Meet and the 400-meter relay which finished in 45.2 at regionals.

Aaron is considering entering the military after high school and has been contacted by at least one service academy — the Army — to play football.

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