Jenn Slagus works on technique for the discus throw inside the North Pocono Intermediate School. The 2012 silver medalist in AAA girl’s discus has one more shot at gold this summer.
“I’ve been waiting for this since states last year. I haven’t stopped throwing. I went to nationals for the weight throw. I’ve been doing everything since the summer so I’ve been still throwing, but now it’s game time,” said Jenn Slagus.
Slagus has three gold medals in District 2-the district record in AAA and the Bob Spagna championship record throw of 137-1. Those numbers earned her a full scholarship to throw at South Florida University.
“Other years I think I tried to PR to be my best-getting my best too early-so i think I’m going to take more time and let myself ease into it and instead of PR at Spagna’s I threw 137-1 last year. I want that big mark to be at states this year,” again said Jenn.
“She’s very compact and she has great footwork and she get good leverage with her hips to throw the disk. It’s a really interesting fun site to see because she’s one of the best that I’ve ever coached and seen around in our area,” said Jason Sepkowski-North Pocono throwing coach and head coach.
Jenn is so advanced in her technique here at the high-school level she’s already doing throws she’ll be doing next year at South Florida like the hammer throw and the weight throw. Next week she’ll be competing in up state New York against some of the best throwers in the country and some national qualifiers.
“I’m primarily working on discus for this season. I have to throw shot put, but I’m also throwing the hammer which we don’t do in high-school and there actually interested in me for the hammer because nobody does it, so because I’m so advanced in that when no one else does it. Their interested in me in that as well as the discus.
Jenn’s flight is taking her down the east coast to the sunshine state. She just hopes it lands in Shippensburg to shine on her one final time.