Chris Shonk recaps the 2017 Pace Patriot Invitational.
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The Chiles girls and boys cross country teams fell just shy of state titles in 2016. The Timberwolves will begin their 2017 quest at the Cougar XC Challenge at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park in Tallahassee.
Well that's all folks. That's right the season is over and let's just say its been an interesting one. Lots of ups and downs but it ended with the best upside possible. In the pouring rain and 50 mile per hour winds I was able to come out on top and win my second consecutive state championship in the shot put and discus.
What a great week. Last week, I finally started clicking on my technique and I've been throwing over 190's in practice consistently.
It's been a a pretty chill last couple of weeks, but their have been a few exciting points to talk about though like throwing in a college meet and preparing for the state weightlifting meet, and we just had our district meet, but I'll just go in order.
I can't believe its almost time for districts. It feels like only yesterday that we started track workouts, but its true only a couple more weeks and it will be over. These past few weeks haven't been the best. My disc is still struggling to get back over 180, but my shot on the other hand is getting better every week.
Well it's been a rough past couple weeks. My throwing hasn't been improving like I want to, but I just have to keep working hard and work through it. Last weekend I went to the FSU relays and threw a little bit, but unfortunately the meet was rained out and was cancelled. It was still a good weekend and I got to hang with coaches and other athletes and future teammates. So it wasn't really that bad and I can't wait to get there this summer.
Wow, what a crazy past two weeks this has been its only March and I've already made one of my season goals. Two weeks ago I finally hit the big 60 and I didn't just hit it once I hit it twice on back to back throws and I've been up around there ever since.
Boyd Anderson senior Kali Davis-White and Gulf Breeze senior Austin Droogsma are this week's Athletes of the Week. Davis-White competed against the best sprinters in the nation once and again and like she did at Brooks PR came out with the win. Her time of 23.48 in the 200 is the 7th fastest all-time indoors Droogsma had a monster day in the throws at the Patriot Invitational. In the shot put he unleashed a new personal best, state leading, and US#1 mark of 60-1 and he hrew the discus a state leading 178-2.25.
Wow, what a week this has been. I've really been making strides this week with my throws and my workouts. We had another tri-meet this past tuesday and I hit a 184 and a 182. They just felt really good. I've been getting great power into my throws and its only a matter of time before I pop another big throw.
Gulf Breeze senior Austin Droogsma is one of our high school bloggers for the 2013 track season. Austin is the reigning 3A State Champion in both the shot put and discus and will be sharing his experiences throughout the year. We hope you enjoy his journey as well as the rest of our bloggers this season!
Gulf Breeze junior Austin Droogsma and Rockledge sophomore Danielle Phillips our this week's Warrior of the Week winners. Droogsma picked up district championships in both the shot put and discus unleashing the implements 179-10 and 56-7. Both marks rank in the top three in the state. Phillips picked up three wins at the 2A Region 3 Championships by placing first in the long jump, triple jump and 100 hurdle. Her long jump of 19-11.5 is tops in the state and currently ranks sixth in the nation.