Shot putters reaching new distances

Throwers doing well as track heads to Pike for MIC met

“I need you to get from here to the opposite side of this ring as fast as you can,”  boys track shot put coach Mike Malone said.

Apparently, his throwers hear him loud and clearly.  Varsity shot putters Dallas Pitts Jr, Isaiah Campbell, and Jalil Brewer are throwing well as the boys and girls track team prepare for tonight’s MIC track championships at Pike.

Both Pitts and Brewer have experience , with Brewer representing Ben Davis in the state meet last season.

“It was a great experience and I learned so much from it,” Brewer said.

Brewer plans to return to the state meet this season to handle unfinished business. Brewer leads the Giants this year throwing a 57’4” in the shot put which is a personal record. He plans on bettering that tonight.

“My personal goals before every meet are to PR and help guide my team to success. It has to be throwers and runners together to accomplish the ultimate.” Brewer said.

Brewer credits a lot of his hard work to coach Malone and his disbelievers.

“My kids are doing well for my first year as a coach. I’m blessed to have a good group of kids in the ring and outside of the ring,” Malone said.

Staying consistent is the key for the throwers this season. So, far they have all done so. Brewer leads the pack throwing a 57’4”, Pitts is second throwing a 56’, and third falls Campbell who is only a sophomore, throwing a 47’.

The Giants and their consistency among shot putters isn’t a question.