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Hot start in the cold for Sugar River boys
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Times photo: Mark Nesbitt Sugar Rivers Dennis Haak (left) runs side-by-side with teammate Travis Beutler during the 1,600-meter run. Haak won with a time of 4:53.3 and Beutler took second. Order photo
BELLEVILLE - A light drizzle can provide a mental block before a race for many track athletes.Sugar River sophomore Dennis Haak isn't the typical runner. On Thursday, he had no reservations about running in weather more suited for fishing and football. Haak played a pivotal role in leading the Raiders to a Sugar River Invite title by winning both the 1,600-meter (4 minutes, 55.3 seconds) and the 3,200 (11:01.4) runs.