Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Manzano Takes 6th at All-City Meet.(Mountain View)

Byline: Tim Menicutch Journal Staff Writer

Javelin Thrower Makes Third Place

Breck Vernon spent most of the track and field season splitting practice time between the hurdles and the javelin throw.

In the last week or so, however, Vernon has focused almost all his energy on the javelin.

The extra work paid off for the Manzano High junior and Tijeras resident with a third-place throw of 168-4 at Saturday's All-City meet at Albuquerque Academy.

"I was just running hurdles to improve my speed for football season," said Vernon, the starting quarterback for the Monarchs. "My big focus now is on the javelin."

Vernon's mark on Saturday was a shade under 6 feet short of the winning throw by Mike Nulk of La Cueva, which set a meet record of 174-3. …

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