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Heck competes in freethrow competition

Kelly Heck with the group of girls she competed during the free throw competition.1 / 2
Kelly Heck with her sister, Nakiah, holding her first place trophy.2 / 2

Kelly Heck, a freshman from Kelliher High School, competed in the 37th Annual Knights of Columbus Basketball Free-Throw Competition held at John F. Kennedy High School in Bloomington March 26.

She won first place in her age category making 23 out of 25 free throws. Heck competed against 11 other girls who placed first at their district level from all over the state to win the state competition. She had to compete on four levels and placed first in each level to take this competition.

Heck also competed at the local level at Kelliher School, the district level in Walker, the regional level in Bemidji and then advanced to the state level in Bloomington.