First-year thrower

ORRICK FRESHMAN Blake Buchanan rears back to throw the javelin at Class 1 state track and field competition at Jefferson City High School.

JEFFERSON CITY – After completing Year 1 of his high school track and field career, Blake Buchanan has found at least one event he plans to compete in during Years 2-4: the javelin.

It was an event the Orrick freshman had some hesitancy about trying.

“I didn’t know what it was about at first – and I thought, ‘I’m not really built for this,’” Buchanan said. “But I kind of just went into it, like, ‘I need a fourth event.’ I just tried it and it kind of just fit for me, especially as the first thrower for Orrick in the first year of javelin.”

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