May 09, 2018 10:43 PM
(ABC 6 News)- The Stewartville Tigers track and field team has been dominant in the field events this season. The throwers have placed in the top four in nearly every event this year.
“They are very explosive, they’re strong,” Stewartville’s head coach Aaron Meyer said. “Their technique is very impressive for all five of the guys. The throwing events take so much technique that if you’re doing something incorrectly the disc isn’t going as far and the shot isn’t coming off as clean.”
“In the shot, it’s a 12-pound shot so people think it’s easy but it’s really not, so I think it’s fun to see how far we can actually throw it,” Junior thrower Shane Byrne said.
“I think we all feed off of each other so when one person throws farther and the next guy feels pretty good and he’s going to throw farther so it’s kind of like a mini competition between all of us,” Senior thrower Shawn Curtis said.
On Thursday in Byron at the Chuck Ranthun Invitational the Stewartville throwers placed in the top three in the shot and discus.
“We can rely on having good throws at every meet the amount of points we’ve gotten his year from our throws is just astounding,” Meyer said.
Shotput and discus accounted for almost forty percent of the team’s total points, taking first place at the invitational.
“There has been meets where our throwers picked up half of the points for our total and I don’t know many programs that can say that,” Meyer said. “They are very focused on doing things the right way.”
“Whenever we throw we try we feel our throw, and if we feel something wrong we try and fix that the next throw and we do a one-one-one which means they throw one throw and we wait for the other guys and that gives us time to think about what we did wrong and how to fix it,” Senior thrower Kevin Christian said.
“There are so many things that can go wrong in the discusses it’s really a technical event so there are a lot of important things out of the back that have to be good to make things right at the front,” Stewartville’s discus coach Nicole Jensson said. “They have all done a really good job of taking the time to master the technique rather than just throw it far every time.”
“As the head coach it’s pretty nice to just know that I have some amazing guys over in the circles doing great things,” Meyer said.
The Tigers return to action on Saturday for the conference championship meet at Hayfield High School for a 10 a.m. start.
Updated: May 09, 2018 10:43 PM
Created: May 09, 2018 09:54 PM
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