Wildcats senior Jackson Acker, a University of Wisconsin football commit, recorded another personal best and improved on his school record when he threw the discus 207 feet, 6 inches at the WIAA Division 1 track and field regional Monday night at Middleton.
He was the event winner.
Acker also moved up the national honor roll in the discus and currently is ranked third nationally by Athletic.net, according to a Twitter announcement from Verona track and field.
In May, Acker threw the discus 203-10 during a dual meet against Beloit Memorial. That topped the school record of 196-1 by Luke Sullivan from 1994. Sullivan was a three-time WIAA Division 1 state champion and two-time national champion. Sullivan is still the WIAA state-meet record holder (193-3).
Acker also was the shot put winner at Monday’s regional, with a throw of 58 feet, 5 inches. He had a school record throw of 59-3.75 this season, which topped Sullivan’s school record 57-0 in 1994, according to Verona track and field.
Verona is scheduled to compete at the Madison Memorial sectional Thursday.