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Rainier’s Jeremiah Nubbe – one of the nation’s top-ranked discus throwers,
admired for his self-discipline!

“Rainier’s Jeremiah Nubbe – one of the nation’s top-ranked discus throwers – competes in the South Sound Track & Field Classic at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. Washington, on Saturday, April 16, 2022.” Photo credit: Tony Overman. The Olympian

Rainier’s Texas-bound Nubbe grabs national discus lead with signature event still to come

By Dave Weber, The Olympian:

“Athletes often ease into a new season, building toward their best efforts.

“Jeremiah Nubbe, in contrast, wasted no time getting his 2022 track and field season underway. This story is a subscriber exclusive In Rainier High School’s (just southwest of Yelm) second competition of the season, a seven-team home meet on March 17, Nubbe uncorked a 205-feet, 2-inch attempt that’s led the nation’s prep discus throwers since, though Brett Schwartz of Santa Fe Trail, Kansas snuck closer last week with a 204-2 toss.

“‘I don’t play any other sports, it’s all track and field,’ Nubbe said. ‘So with all the work I put in during the off-season, I have pretty high expectations. I expected to come out and hit a PR (personal record) the first couple meets of the season.'”

“Rainier coach Josh Frunz, a former school record holder in the shot put until Nubbe eclipsed his mark, noticed the results of that off-season work, much of it accomplished under Yelm Track Club coach Chris Stovall.”

“Regardless of his goals, Frunz admires Nubbe’s approach. ‘What stands out about him is his self-discipline,’ he said. ‘If every kid did what Jeremiah does, I’m not saying they’d be first in the nation, but they’d be pretty awesome. It’s amazing what he can do'”

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Posted by Steve on April 30, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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