July 10 was an exciting day for Maren Michelle Thurn.
Thurn made the journey to Hershey, Pa., on Aug. 2, and on her third attempt chucked the softball 133 feet, 4 inches, a personal record and enough for a second-place finish.
Kayla Johnson won the event with a throw of 145 feet.
Since the first competition this year, Thurn’s distances have gotten better.
At regionals held at Fargo South in May, Thurn’s farthest throw was 124 feet, 4 inches, and at state in West Fargo, she finished with a toss of 126 feet, ¾ inches.