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Hawkins, Branch win at Grinnell track


GRINNELL - Chris Hawkins of Coe and Bri'anna Branch of Mount Mercy won titles at the Grinnell Invitational track meet Saturday.

Hawkins claimed the men's long jump at 22 feet, 2 1/2 inches. Branch captured the women's 60-meter dash in 8.05 seconds.

Laura Bybee of Coe placed second in the pole vault at 10 feet. The Coe women got third-place showings from Cassie Hocker in the 60 meter dash (8.16), Sammi Osterberger in the 200 (27.40) and Osterberger in the 60 hurdles (9.52).

The Coe men received third-place performances from Hawkins in the 60 hurdles (8.68), Beau Freeborn in the 800 (1:58.01) and Erik Franklin in the long jump (21-3 1/2).

The Mount Mercy women finished seventh in the team standings and the Coe women were eighth.

The Coe men placed sixth and the Mount Mercy men were 15th.

Grand View won the women's title and Simpson captured the men's crown.


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