North Butler sends 3 to state track

North Butler's Nicole Heeren watches her shot fly during Class 1A district competition at Northwood on Thursday, May 11. Heeren reached the state field in both the discus and shot put. (Andrew Shaw/Mid-America Publishing)

NORTHWOOD – Kirk Clark will coach his first athlete at the state track & field meet this week in Des Moines.

A year after taking over the North Butler boys track & field program, his first qualifier is C.J. Niedert in the 400 hurdles.

Niedert will run in the first of three sections of the event on Friday at 11:40 a.m. out of lane two.

He is the lone boys qualifier for the Bearcats.

The girls, however, bring two more...

The full story appears in the May 18 print edition of the Butler County Tribune-Journal.