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INA, Ill. (July 7, 2014) – Nick Meyer, a product of Mt. Vernon Township High School (MVTHS), has joined the ranks of the Rend Lake College Track and Field team to be the newest thrower.
At the early age of 12, Meyer began working down the path of collegiate athlete with lessons in throwing the discus and shot put. While at MVTHS, Meyer threw his personal bests of 148-2 in the discus and 44-6.5 in the shot put. He also competed in short distance runs and relays for the Rams.
During the signing, Meyer said he is also interested in working in two new events for the RLC Warriors, the javelin and hammer throws. He plans to spend time this summer working with MVTHS Assistant Coach John Griffin, with whom he’s trained for the past three years, to improve on the new events.
RLC Coach James Wooldridge said there’s never a shortage of things an athlete can do to keep in shape over the summer. He added Meyer’s attitude is exactly what the team needs to start the year off on the right foot.
“We’ve had a lot of Mt. Vernon kids on our team and it’s going to take a lot of work to move up from the high school-level to the collegiate-level, but I think Nick can do it,” said Wooldridge. “He’s a good worker and a hard-working athlete, and that’s exactly what it’s going to take.”
Griffin added, “He keeps improving every year. I know he’ll do well at RLC.”
Meyer said he will take general education courses at RLC with an emphasis in criminal justice. He wants to transfer to a four-year university after graduation.
For all things athletic at The Lake, visit www.rlc.edu/warriors.