Dutch Fork got a lot of mileage out of three entries at the Class 4A state boys track and field championship meet Saturday at Harry Parone Stadium. The small but productive Silver Foxes contingent combined for 24 points, good for an eighth-place finish. It was DF’s first Top 10 finish in four years.
The Foxes netted 10 points from Jack Dwyer’s win in the discus, eight points from a second-place performance by the 1600 relay team and six from Iouli Burroughs, who capped a busy and productive senior sports year by finishing third in the discus.
Dwyer earned the sixth state gold medal in boys program history with a winning flip of 147-10. That was well below the 157-4 he produced at the state qualifier, but it was good enough to beat Rock Hill’s Asa Watson by 22 inches. Dwyer is the Silver Foxes first thrower to win a state title. Burroughs, who had a solid season as a linemen in football and won a state wrestling championship in the winter, claimed a bronze medal in his final outing as a prep athlete at Dutch Fork.
Larry Brunson, Zach Duskin, Stuart Jones and D. Moore teamed up on the 4x400 relay team that clocked in second behind Dorman with a time of 3:23.48.