Thursday, May 11, 2017

Throwing Weight Around

The Sarasota Herald Tribune has a story about incoming football/track recruit Seth Walter under the headline, "TRACK & FIELD: How ’Canes Walter became a state champion shot putter."

The story details how Walter started throwing only last year and the role it played in his college choice. From the story:
The shot put has become such a big part of Walter’s life that it played a role in picking a college. A guard on Manatee’s football team, Walter ultimately chose Dartmouth University (sic) because it was one of just two schools that allowed him to continue playing both sports.
“Dartmouth and Cornell were the only ones that let me do both, so that kind of narrowed it down. Then I fell in love with Dartmouth,” Walter said. “That was the deal-breaker for a couple of schools.”
Included with the story is a video with a short interview and a Walter throw.

More from the story:
While Walter may have made things look easy this spring by winning district and regional titles before capping things off with a Class 4A state championship, in reality, it was anything but. He split the season with the school’s weightlifting team, qualifying for the state meet and finishing ninth in Class 2A at 238 pounds, and came into last week’s championships battling an oblique injury. But he was able to overcome the fatigue and the soreness, winning not only a state title, but also medaling in the discus by finishing sixth.
Listed at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, Walter is projected as a defensive end.
Athlon has one of those incredibly annoying slide shows and you can thank me later for saving you from having to click through it for this nugget.

Holy Cross fifth-year senior Peter Pujals, who was lost for the season in last year's game against Dartmouth, is listed as one of the Top 10 FCS Quarterbacks to Watch in 2017. The only quarterback from the Northeast to make the list, Pujals will lead the Crusaders into Memorial Field on Sept. 23 in Week Two of the Big Green season.

Pujals was no stranger to Dartmouth even before last year. He completed 25-of-37 throws for 290 yards and two touchdowns and ran 17 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns while helping the Crusaders to a 31-28 win in Hanover in his freshman season.

The next year he was 24-for-38 for 208 yards passing, but was picked off twice as Dartmouth escaped Fitton Field with a 24-21 win. He also ran 19 times for 82 yards in that game.

Last fall he was leading the nation in completions before hurting his ankle on a second-quarter scamper against the Big Green. Dartmouth went on to win handily, 35-10, and Pujals did not play again all year.
Dartmouth women's hockey coach Laura Schuler has been named head coach of the Canadian Olympic hockey team. She just finished her first year with the Big Green. Find the story HERE.