Junior Emily Spier recently broke the school’s 27-year-old shot put record. Spier threw 36 feet 10.75 inches. The old record was set at 36 feet 8.5 inches.
This is just Spier’s first year on the track and field team.
“It was exciting to break the record,” said Speir. “But I actually ended up getting out thrown in the meet. So I was a little bummed at first. Breaking a 27-year-old record is a big accomplishment for me though.”
Spier has a passion for basketball. Her schedule with multiple sports can sometimes conflict with one another, and managing them can be a tough task.
“Track is fun, and the schedule is flexible so it allows me to get to basketball,” said Speir. “All the people are fun to be with and we have goods times together.”
Speir has made a name for herself in the Mississippi 8 Conference, and even throughout Minnesota.