Donald Scott started his career at Eastern Michigan University as a football player. A 2015 EMU graduate and volunteer coach, Scott now spends his days training at EMU for the Olympic Trials in a different sport: track and field.
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Apopka senior Jamal Whittaker has been a fixture at the state meet the past three years in the shot put and the discus, but has never won a title. After setting new personal bests this season in both events and coming into the state meet with the top marks, Whittaker says he is "all in".
Apopka's Jamal Whittaker had an impressive winning discus throw in the Metro Conference track and field meet. But it was his spectacular warmup session with three 190-footers that was the talk of the meet on the field event side. (via Orlando Sentinel)
We conclude our Track & Field Top 50 with our discus throwers. Much like the shot put, Miami Northwestern senior Lloydricia Cameron dominated the discus in 2013. Cameron won the 3A state championship, Golden South Classic, USATF World Youth Trials, and AAU Junior Olympics just to name a few. Her personal best of 159-50 is over 17 feet better than anyone in the state and is the third best returning time in the country for 2014. On the boys' side, Apopka senior Jamal Whittaker is looking for his first state title. Whittaker's throw of 174-4 is tops in the state by five feet!
Six track and field state champions from Apopka have signed collegiate scholarships. Laila Foster, Rayeisha Lowe-Chin, and Darius Fields will continue their track and field careers while Kimlon Dillion, Synjohn Lilly, and Qua Barnes will play football at the next level.
After throwing the discus 110 feet as a freshman, Apopka 's Jamal Whitaker sat down and watched YouTube videos. He studied how professional and collegiate throwers throw. He tried what he learned in practice, and at the Florida Relays in Gainesville in early April, he had a throw of 172 feet, 8 inches, good for first place. (via OrlandoSentinel.com)