Elder gives Wildcats boost in throws

Kelci Elder

EVART — Sophomore Kelci Elder is expected to give Evart’s girls track team a major boost in the throws this season.

“Shot put and discus are my main events,” Elder said. “I’m also in the 4×400.”

Elder is a transfer from Chippewa Hills where she threw the shot put and discus last season. Her best throws were 31 feet in shot put and 78 in the discus.

“I’m hoping to improve in discus to 105 feet,” she said. “I need to work on my form.”

Shot put was her best event last year. It’s her best event, Elder indicated.

“My form is the best in that,” she said. “The key is your form and your speed.”

So far this season, Elder threw the shot 29-3 for a personal record at the Grand Valley Laker Indoor Challenge where she was also 11th with a PR of 80-5 in the discus. She won both the shot put (27-4) and discus (75-1) in a dual meet last week against Harrison.

There’s not many throwers on the roster, Elder indicated, meaning she’ll be expected to help pick up plenty of points in that area.

She’s also in the 4×400 relay.

“I think our team will be pretty good,” Elder said.

Weather permitting, the Wildcats are at Coleman on Monday and will be at the Roscommon Invitational on Friday. The next home meet is April 24 with Beal City.

 

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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