Saturday, June 10, 2017

Samuel Moore is on a Roll

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Samuel Moore came into the MSHSL State Meet with an impressive streak.  For the last six meets he'd set personal bests.  On Friday, he extended that streak winning the Class A shot put title with a throw of 59' 11.75", a distance that would have placed him fourth in the Class AA competition.

Coached by his father, Moore doesn't know why he was on fire.  One of the officials had watched him as a 6 foot tall two sport athlete as an eighth grader and recognized Moore's potential  Now Moore is 6'5"and has caught the attention of coaches at Iowa for football and for track by NDSU.  A junior he has one more year to reach another goal he missed today, throwing the shot beyond 60 feet.

He felt slightly "frustrated," he said, not breaking that barrier.  He hopes to have a shot at it during the Summer and get some invites to the big Summer meets. Whatever the outcome, his academic plan is to major in engineering wherever he goes to continue his education.  Hopefully, he'll continue to improve in football and track in the seasons ahead as he closes his high school career at  a level that will also get him an athletic scholarship.

On Saturday, Moore hopes to add to his resume in the discus, as he has the second farthest throw among Class A athletes this season in that event.      

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