*Editor's Note: In the May 8 print edition of the newspaper and in this article it was stated that Layne Pryor is a junior. He is a sophomore. The Twiner-Herald apologizes for the mistake.
Layne Pryor, a sophomore at Woodbine High School, broke two records recently, one a School record and the other a Rolling Valley Conference record.
At the Hummel Relays April 22, Pryor threw a 165-11 in the discus event.
He broke Chad Barry’s record, who threw a 153-09 set in the 1993 Onawa meet.
Pryor also threw the discus 157-01 at the Rolling Valley Conference Tournament track meet April 29 to beat the old mark of 145-11 set in 2017 by Christian Klein, of Dunlap.
Clay Kuhlman, a senior at the High School, just missed surpassing this old mark also with his lifetime best throw of 139-10 at the RVC Tournament.
“I am very proud of how these two athletes are progressing this season,” said Tiger Head Coach Ryan Coenen.
He added that he cannot say enough about having Coach Rod Smith focusing his work with the throwers this spring.
Coenen continued by saying these two student-athletes have very different techniques when it comes to the discus event.
“But they’ve done an excellent job learning each other’s movement patterns and helping balance each other out when needed,” Coenen added.
Coenen ended his comments saying that the last three meets, Pryor has thrown 165 feet, 155 feet and 157 feet.
“That type of consistency should help build the confidence needed to make a big impression at the State Meet in a couple of weeks,” Coenen remarked.
Congratulations to these two athletes and to the team on all their accomplishments.