Record Breaker: Tyler Schultz, Custer
by Kolbe Nelson
May 07, 2012 5:19 PM
Tyler Schultz wasn't completely on his game at the Sioux Falls Relays last week.
"I've had a little issue with my hand lately," Schultz said, "I've just been really taking it easy."
So that would explain why Schultz only won the shot put event by 10 feet, with an unreal throw of 67'3".
The senior from Custer has been wowing crowds all season with mighty heaves consistently topping 65 feet and Schultz has noticed the extra attention.
"That definitely gets the adrenaline running and kind of gets me excited and ready to throw." Schultz said.
Schultz's adrenaline must have been flowing strong on April 20th at the Custer Invite when he broke the South Dakota state record with a throw of 69 feet, five and three quarter inches, the farthest throw in the nation so far this year.
"Throughout the year that was pretty much the only thing I wanted," Schultz said, "Was to break the state record and it happened kind of midseason and it was phenomenal and couldn't make me any happier."
The record he broke hadn't stood for very long. Beresford's Kyle McKelvey, now a freshman at USD, set the mark last year at 69 feet, three inches.
"It was always fun throwing against him." Schultz said, "I was always one step ahead of him in the discuss, but I was always trying to get him in the shot, but it just never really happened."
Now that it has, the Colorado State recruit says he still has a farther heave in him, with that elusive 70 foot mark within reach.
"I do," Schultz said, "It's just a matter of getting my technique down again."
And hopefully that hand stops bothering him.Follow KDLT Sports at @KDLTSports and KDLT Weekend Sports Anchor Kolbe Nelson at @KolbeNelson for opinions, links, and updates on Twitter. And don't forget to check out the KDLT Sports Facebook Page