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Ethan Morin takes 11th place

By Staff | Aug 12, 2011

Ethan Morin, Rugby, was selected to participate in the Hershey’s Track and Field Games North American Final on Aug. 6. This program is sponsored by The Hershey Company and features over 400 of the best young track and field athletes in North America.

Morin qualified for the softball throw event (ages 11&12) by throwing a softball 169′ at the ND Hershey Track and Field event this summer. He pulled his arm out in one of the practices at the North American Finals and disappointed himself by taking 11th out of 14 with a throw of 147’4″. That still makes him one of the 14 best throwers in North America.

“It wasn’t as good a throw as I did at state,” said the 12-year-old Morin.

However, he balances the fact that he didn’t do his best this time with good goals for the future. He will be back to compete at Hershey, Pennsylvania for the next two years, he said.

He enjoyed his first airline flight and all the fun activities they participated in such as: Hershey Park, Chocolate World, etc.

“The world’s largest chocolate bar costs $40.00 and is about 2’x1′,” said Morin.

He and other participants stayed in dorms at Elizabethtown College near Hershey. Morin traveled with five other athletes from North Dakota and two chaperones. He took lots of photos since the rest of his family had to stay at home.

In his spare time, the 7th grader enjoys playing football and wrestling.

He is the son of Candace and Douglas Schneibel, Rugby.

The North American Final is held at the Henry Hershey Field on the campus of the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This is the 34th year Hershey’s Track and Field Games have provided ages 9-14 boys and girls the opportunity to learn and develop the skills required to participate in basic track and field events.

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