Track preview: Kropuenske fighting back from injuries

Gibraltar senior thrower Ryan Kropuenske is hoping to put a host of injuries behind him during the final athletic season of his career. Last season, Kropuenske sat out with a broken foot before dealing with stress fractures in his back entering this year. He admits he has missed some lifting sessions and workouts dating back to when he was forced to watch the Gibraltar basketball team make its run to sectionals from the bench. After finishing in third place at the Door County Classic earlier this week in both shot put and discus, that does not mean his goals for his senior season are out of the question.

Kropuenske and the Gibraltar track team will join Southern Door, Sevastopol, and Luxemburg-Casco at an invitational hosted by Luxemburg-Casco at 3:45 p.m. Algoma, Sturgeon Bay and Kewaunee track teams head to a 14-team invitational at Oconto Falls with the first events beginning at 4 p.m.


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