Kenton Kobza of Fairbury, a member of the Lincoln Jets Track Club, placed third in the discus at the USA Youth Outdoor Track and Field Championships held June 30th at the Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Kobza competed in the Youth Boys Division and unleashed a throw of 153'10".
The meet featured some of the top throwers from across the country.
On July 9th, Kobza participated in the Region 8 Junior Olympic Championships held at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn.
With a throw of 148'10", Kobza won the gold medal in the discus competition in the Youth Boys Division.
Kenton competed against athletes from Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.