ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Roseburg senior Selmar Hutchins has proved to be a three-sport force for the Indians, racking up accolades in football, wrestling and track.
His javelin throw of 207 feet and seven inches in March was tops in the state, and second in the country this season.
"I think I only threw once before that at practice, and just trained and went to that meet," he said. "Just throwing 180 out of a three step, and it just felt good. There was good wind and everything, good environment to throw in."
His coach had high praise for him as well. "He's done really well in his premier event, the javelin. He's one of the top throwers, not just in the state, but in the nation," said Roseburg High's head track coach, Eric Cuilty. "His work ethic has been extraordinary this year."
Hutchins said that record breaking throw almost didn't happen. "I wasn't going to throw that meet because I didn't think I was ready to throw yet, but it turned out fine."
After high school, he says he plans on continuing in athletics, and would like to study engineering.
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