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May 26, 2013

H.S. boys track: Six Valley kids grab medals at Shippensburg

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Zimmerman, who ran the third leg, said, "I basically had to push through it. In reality, we probably wouldn't have made it to states. I had to suck it up for the team. It was my senior year and I didn't want to sit out."

Leadoff runner Kling said, "We had to battle through districts with Williamsport and then to win districts and now come to states being 22nd out of 24, to beat out so many teams ahead of us in the conditions (Friday), when it was rainy, cold and windy, it's amazing to be here."

"From 22nd to fourth, not too bad," second leg Brandon Rogers was heard saying after the medals presentation.

Eze, who won his own 7th-place medal Friday in the triple jump, took the relay baton in eight place and battled to get that one extra place for the Green Dragons in the final event of his career.

"I didn't have to worry about anybody passing me," he said with a smile. "I took the lead at about the 300-meter mark and I just went for it. My teammates on the sideline were cheering me on so that helped a lot."

Eze said, "It feels good. It's my first-ever state meet, so to come home with two medals and have every single boy on our team who competed come home with a medal, that's pretty amazing."

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