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Fourteen-year-old Jayd VanDerWerff, center, of Gregory, stands atop the podium after winning the boys' 13-14 softball throw at the 36th Annual Hershey's North American Track & Field Games Aug. 3 in Hershey, Pa. (Submitted photo)

VanDerWerff claims national title

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GREGORY -- When Jayd VanDerWerff left for the 36th Annual Hershey's North American Track & Field Games, he didn't know he'd return as a national champion.


Since then, the 14-year-old Gregory native has received many congratulations since being home.

"Whenever I see people around town, they congratulate me," said VanDerWerff, who competed on Aug. 3 in Hershey, Pa.

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Brooke Cersosimo
Brooke Cersosimo is The Daily Republic's sports editor.