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Hockenson places third nationally

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Third at Nationals - Cherokee's T.J. Hockenson stands proudly on his third place platform at the National Hershey Meet recently in Hershey, Pa. Hockenson was third in the softball throw for ages 9-10. Photo contributed
HERSHEY, PA. - Cherokee's TJ Hockenson took 3rd Place in the 9-10 yr old Softball Throw at the National Hershey Track Meet in Hershey, Pa. on August 4th.

Hockenson threw 149.4 feet which was TJ's personal best and beat his qualifying throw by six feet.

This was the 30th Anniversary of the Hershey Track Meet, and the meet included 560 youth athletes from all 50 States, all Canadian Provinces, and China. These athletes were chosen to compete at the National level out of over 500,000 youths initially signed up to compete at the local level from across North America.

TJ represented Region 1, which included Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Ontario, Canada.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary, Olympic legends Carl Lewis, Bruce Jenner, Michael Johnson and Rafer Johnson, as well as Team USA stars Monique Henderson, Bershawn Jackson and Hazel Clark met with the youth athletes and performed exhibition races.

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