User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


54° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Bork Qualifies For U.S. Paralympic National Championships

May 5, 2011, 4:26 PM

Bork Qualifies For U.S. Paralympic National Championships
MITCHELL, SD - Dakota Wesleyan University sprinter Hunter Bork is never the first runner to cross the finish line when he competes for the Tiger track and field team. In fact, he’s usually near the back of the pack.

Bork, a sophomore from Mount Vernon, S.D., lost his left leg to osteosarcoma, a cancerous bone tumor, before he turned 18, but that hasn’t stopped him from running -- or from having big goals. Instead of focusing on his poor finishes, Bork has instead been focusing on bettering his personal times and marks.

Now, all of Bork’s hard work and persistence has paid off. Bork qualified for the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships in three events, DWU head track coach Pat Belling found out recently. Bork qualified for the national Paralympics in the 100-meter dash, the long jump and the high jump.

Bork’s qualifying time in the 100-meter dash was 16.57 seconds. He qualified for the long jump thanks to a leap of 13-feet-5 inches at the Doane College Relays April 23 in Crete, Neb., and met the qualifying standard in the high jump with a mark of 4-9 at the University of Sioux Falls Invite April 29 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Bork, who has competed for the DWU track and field team for the past two seasons, will compete with athletes from around the country at the 2011 U.S. Paralympics, which run June 16-19 at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla.

Previous Story

Next Story


Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Homeowner, Firefighter Dead After Overnight House Fire

4/13/2015 7:34 AM

According to Brandon Police Chief David Kull, 47-year-old homeowner David Smith was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital where he was pronounced dead...

Full Story
Procession Held For Fallen Volunteer Firefighter

4/13/2015 10:49 AM

Several law enforcement agencies assisted in a procession to transport a firefighter who died in a Brandon house fire.

Full Story
6 Arrested In Sex Trafficking Investigations

4/13/2015 10:15 AM

The arrests were made following investigations into sex trafficking in Sioux Falls by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and Internet...

Full Story
Man Arrested For 1989 Minnehaha County Homicide

4/17/2015 9:47 AM

57-year-old Kim Leroy Aune was arrested by authorities in Lee County, Florida in connection with the 1989 death of Kimberly Eidsness.

Full Story
11 Year Old SF Student Faces Drug & Assault Charges

4/16/2015 12:12 PM

An 11-year-old Patrick Henry Middle School student is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon after bringing a BB gun to school.

Full Story


Events