Wednesday, March 17, 2010
NCAA'S- Weight Throw
I just recently got back from the NCAA champs in Arkansas. The indoor championship meet is always fun to go to not only to compete but also to watch. There were some amazing performances at the championships including Ashton Eaton breaking the
world record in the heptathalon and Hampton's Francena McCorory breaking the american record in the 400m. It was fun to watch all of the throwing events and it was great to see such great throwers do their stuff in person. Watching the men's shot competition was hard for me because I wanted to be in it so badly. But I will compete at nationals outdoors in the shot put...trust me. Ryan Whiting is a man among boys. It was crazy to see him with the comp. by 7'. Miriam's and Walter's performances were equally impressive. As for me, I was pleased with my performance. As some people know, I am not a hammer thrower and don't really care much for the weight as well. I only practiced the weight 3 times this indoor season and those 3 times were the week leading to nationals. In fact, I was actually kind of depressed that I even had to go and compete in the weight at the nationals. I basically went into the competition with the mindset that I was going to have fun and be happy with whatever happens. I was relaxed and tried to just do my best with what I had. I was very fortunate to pr on my first throw of the competition and throw over 70' for the first time in a competition. I even tried to 3 turn for the first time ever on my last 3 throws, but that didn't work out too well :). After the competition was over I heard a lot of the guys talk about how excited they were for hammer season to start, and I was laughing in my head because I was thinking to my self how I couldn't wait for discus season to start...lol. But what I've learned from this indoor season is that I throw farther in the weight without any practice and that Mc Donald's is a great pre-meet meal. So for all of you young aspiring weight throwers, I would recommend that you don't practice the weight and eat lots of Big Mac's!! The outdoor season starts soon, and I can't wait! I posted some pictures from the meet and my pr throw.
Posted by Leffe at 8:48 PM