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Badgers football commit Jackson Acker throws discus 207-6, topping his Verona school record
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Badgers football commit Jackson Acker throws discus 207-6, topping his Verona school record

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WIAA state track and field meet

Verona Area's Jackson Acker competes in the Division 1 boys discus throw during the WIAA state track and field meet at Veterans Memorial Stadium in La Crosse , Wis., Friday, May 31, 2019. AMBER ARNOLD, STATE JOURNAL

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.

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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.

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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.

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