KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Garner Hoping for More State Records with Hammer Throw



Bookmark and Share

Throwing a hammer didn't come naturally to Brooke Garner...

"My parents made me do track when I was younger and that's just kind of how I started discus.  And when I got to college hammer looked really fun so that's why I started it."  Garner says.

Luckily for SDSU the Rapid City native stuck with it.

"Hard work and dedication.  I put in my summers, I stayed both last summer and this summer just to keep training and it basically just made me train to the hammer."  Garner says.

"There's not an area where she lacks focus.  She's a very determined girl, very physically gifted girl and, you know, puts in the work to get the results she's getting."  Assistant Coach Tyg Long says.

It showed at the Howard Wood relays were Brooke easily won the Hammer throw

"It means a lot.  I didn't win very many when I was here in  High School so coming out and winning it in college is actually a pretty cool experience."  Garner says.

And despite a weather shortened senior year,  Garner wants to end her career on a much higher note.

"The State record has been the goal.  I'm about two and a half feet away from it."  Garner says.

"That's the big fish that she's looking for right now.  I think she's got the ability to go even farther than that 201 record.  But we definetly think there's more in the tank."  Long says.

"I kinda wanna see my name in those record books.  Right now I have the discus State record so I'm just trying to chase the hammer one too."  Garner says.

It seems like a natural fit.  In Sioux Falls Zach Borg, KDLT Sports.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
Athlete of the Week Archive
     

Madison and Tabor advance to "B" Championship  story with video

Tabor won a thriller over Groton 6-5 to advance to Tuesday's State "B" Legion ...

Hejna jumps into college football at SDSU  story with video

Considering his first name it's appropriate that Yankton's J. J. ...

Vikings Sign Rudolph To Extension  story with video

Mankato, MN (July 27, 2014) – The Minnesota Vikings have announced ...

Birds Blow Chance For Sweep  story with video  Jul. 27

Madison Rolls Past Groton At Legion State B  story with video  Jul. 27

Champions Crowned At Asfora/Clayton Tournament  story with video  Jul. 27

Veteran Greenway Leader On Vikings Defense  story with video  Jul. 27

Canaries Make It Two In A Row Against X's  story with video  Jul. 26

KDLT Sports Stories
     

Police Release SF Robbery Suspect Pictures

Sioux Falls Police have released surveillance pictures ...

No More Handshakes  story with video

(NBC News) Our society dictates that when meeting someone new the polite ...

CO Man Dies In Meade County Accident

A Colorado man died in a one-vehicle crash on the New ...

Court Upholds SD Man's Murder Sentence  Jul. 28

Aurora Woman Killed In Idaho Accident  Jul. 28

BackPack Program To Feed Record Amount  story with video  Jul. 28

Grain Elevators Looking For More Trains  story with video  Jul. 28

Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar For $8.5 Billion  Jul. 28

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top