Saturday, July 2, 2016

This Doesn't Mean Penn State Will Have 20 Olympians This Year!

But 2 on the first day of 10 is rather great, isn't it?

It certainly is a rare day when news that 3 Nittany Lions made the 16 man Semi-Finals of the 800M Olympic Trials (later today!) isn't enough for a PSU is 800U headline.
  •  Isaiah Harris - winner heat 3   (53.37)  1:47.60 
  • Brannon Kidder - 3rd heat 2    (52.86)   1:46.22
  • Casimir Loxsom - 2nd heat 3   (53:06)   1:47.76
And this doesn't rise to the level high enough to warrant a headline! Because PSU nearly dominated the Shot Put Finals. Those formerly affiliated with PSU finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th!!

  • Joe Kovacs - 2nd     (21.95)   72' 1/4" Olympian!
  • Darrell Hill - 3rd      (21.63)  70' 11"   Olympian!
  • Ryan Whiting - 4th  (20.89)  69' 6 1/2"  (former assistant coach)
  • with my contemporary PSU thrower Mark Heckel ringside as an Official!
Some pics stolen from many sources...

Joe Kovacs.

Isaiah Harris, Brannon Kidder.

Pic from Mark Horton.

Passion from Big Homie!

Brannon Kidder's first appearance for Brooks Beasts.

Darrell Hill, Coach Art Venegas and Joe Kovacs.

Podium pic with winner Ryan Crouser.

Power, grace, humility, finesse and a Lion's roar!
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