Just wanted to check in and update you on Leah’s season to date. She has been working very hard at practice and in the weight room, and watches her “Coach Mark” DVD regularly as a point of reference to the “right way” to do things. She has been blessed with good health all season and has been pretty much injury free. Leah completed the Indoor season with a Silver Medal performance at State Championship with a throw of 38′ 9.75″. It was a PR and new school record for her and sophomore class record for indoors.
Outdoors has been successful as well. Leah set the school record for shot three times (so far) this season with throws of 38′ 8″, 40′ 1″ and 41″ 7″! She has increased her PR in discus as well from 116’8″ last year to 131’5″ (so far). The school record is 140′ 2″ and we hope to keep closing in on it as well. Wish that we lived closer to NJ to get more of the Coach Mark magic… Your no nonsense approach and skilled eye for the “little things” have provided Leah with a wealth of knowledge that she now self diagnoses her throws and can make educated adjustments.
We trust all is well in NJ and hope to see you soon.
Troy & Leah Heckaman