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One Final Hurdle


Center Groves Conner Stapleton competes in the 300 meter hurdles at the State Track and Field Meet.

Conner Stapleton runs during the 2013 Johnson County track and field tournament. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

It’s been two weeks since Conner Stapleton lowered the curtain on his high school track career by anchoring Center Grove’s second-place 1,600-meter relay at the IHSAA Boys Track and Field State Finals.

The curtain is about to rise once more, albeit briefly.

Competing in the annual Midwest Meet of Champions on Saturday allows Stapleton, Indiana’s newly anointed 300 hurdles champion, an opportunity to match his skills against outstanding talent from Ohio and Michigan.

“It’s an honor to just represent the state and be amongst these great athletes,” said Stapleton, who is joined on the Indiana roster by, among others, fellow Johnson County representatives Luke Bertolet of Greenwood and Whiteland’s Dejan Davis. “The competition is going to be incredible.”


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