Shot put throwing for gold


Senior Amanda Nguyen, winds up at a meet on Dec 6.

Kayla Holcomb, Staff Writer

As the indoor track season continues the shot put team will be looking to improve their personal records and also looking to improve as a team.

The team has been keeping up with their hard practices throughout the season and their coach, Joel Hoisington has been pushing them to improve their skills. “

“My favorite part about shot put is the workouts,”” junior Mckenzie Yi said.

The athletes focus on their skills during these workouts to better prepare themselves for their competitions. “”I need to improve on my general strength and technique because other throwers have a height advantage that I don’t really have,”” senior Amanda Nguyen said.  

The team also works together to build a better and stronger team overall. “

“I think the team has to improve on focusing more together rather than being individuals,” Yi said.

The team is looking forward to their upcoming competitions and are also looking to do well in their individual events. “

“I am excited to see how my athletes perform at the end of the season and at the conference meets,” Hoisington said.

“”I’m looking forward to seeing everyone PR and having our top throwers go to states” said Yi.

Despite the team’s inexperience in the sport, their coach is very optimistic in his athletes.“

“The best quality that I see in my athletes is untapped potential” said Hoisington. “

It’s my job to ensure that they  reach their potential”.

Overall, the team is excited to see what the rest of the season brings and are working hard to improve.

“”The team overall is working hard and doing a fantastic job I wouldn’t change anything,”” Ward said.

The girls distance team was successful in the fall during cross country. Many of the girls have been together on the same team for their whole high school track experience.