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Rathke earns GPAC honor

By The Hays Daily News

HASTINGS, Neb. -- Hastings University senior and Hays High School graduate Tyler Rathke recently was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week.

Rathke earlier this week broke his own school record in the discus at the Bronco Invitational. His mark of 175 feet, 5 inches ranks second in NAIA this season and was an 'A' qualifying standard.

Rathke also finished second in the hammer, throwing 182-3, fifth best this season on the NAIA list. He also finished fourth in the shot put (48-7.5).