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Rainier’s Jeremiah Nubbe: an inspiration as Texas Longhorns throwing star!

Texas’ Jeremiah Nubbe competes in the hammer throw during a track and field meet this season. Nubbe, a Rainier High School graduate, is in two events at the 2024 NCAA Outdoor Championhsips this week at Hayward Field in Eugene. Credit: Ashleigh Young/Texas Athletics via NVN.

College track and field: Nubbe generating plenty of buzz as [Texas] Longhorns throwing star

Excerpt from the NVN:

Glance at the list of All-American and Olympic throwers at the University of Texas and it is lengthy. It started with two-time Olympian Oskar Jakobsson in 1976 and 1980 and most recently is back-to-back gold medalist Ryan Crouser.

There’s a standard for the Longhorns men’s track and field program.

And one of those squarely at the forefront collegiately is a kid from Rainier, Washington, population 2,457.

Jeremiah Nubbe has only been in Austin for two years, but has taken the record book and shattered it with all-time marks in the hammer throw and top-10 distances in the discus in a pair of outdoor seasons.

“I’m not trying to put pressure on myself,” Nubbe said. “It is anyone’s game on the day, you just have to show up and do what you do best. Just let that greatness surround me and let me rise to that occasion.”

The 2024 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships that kick off Wednesday at esteemed Hayward Field on the Oregon University campus serves as a potential site for Nubbe to take the next step in his career.

The true sophomore is one of the favorites in his primary throwing event, the hammer throw

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There’s a certain pride that Nubbe carries with himself as a representative of Rainier. It’s his home and he doesn’t want to take that aspect of his life for granted.

“Something I learned in high school was that track and field is amazing and being great is something I want to do, but there is so much more to be gained as being an inspiration to the youth below me,” Nubbe said. “No matter where you come from, you can still be successful as long as you put in the work and believe in yourself.

Posted by Steve on June 8, 2024 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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