Created on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 Written by AARON LaBATT
ST. PARIS — Craig Boling smacked the track with his hand and let his frustration out as he got off the ground here inside Dallas Stadium Saturday at the Division II district track and field meet.
ABOVE: Indian Lake’s Sean Pusey competes in the girls discus competition Saturday at the Division II district meet. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Ben Logan’s Trent Rees prepares to hand the baton off to teammate Craig Boling, while Indian Lake’s Bobby Dye get set to hand off to Ben Wahl during the boys 400 relay race.(EXAMINER PHOTOS | AARON LaBATT)
The Benjamin Logan standout senior had just fallen in the middle of the 110-meter hurdle finals. He had been leading the race by an entire hurdle length before failing to finish.
Boling knew he had to respond in the face of adversity, though, and came roaring back later in the day to win a district title in the 300-meter hurdles and helped the 400 relay team qualify to the regional as well.
“That kid is tough,” said Ben Logan boys head coach Kevin Butler. “That takes a lot of courage to overcome something like that physically and mentally. It’s not easy for an 18-year old kid, or anyone, to just put that out of their mind and move on.
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