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Maren Michelle Thurn, 10, of West Fargo throws a softball at the Hershey’s Track and Field Run, Jump and Throw National Finals in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Thurn took home a second-place medal. Submitted photo

West Fargo’s Thurn takes second at Hershey Finals

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July 10 was an exciting day for Maren Michelle Thurn.

It was that day the 10-year-old Freedom Elementary student learned she had been selected to participate in the softball throw competition at the Hershey’s Track and Field Run, Jump and Throw National Finals.

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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.

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