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Kovatch Breaks Long-standing SLE Discus Record

 

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SLE eighth-grader Klaire Kovatch with SLE Head Track Coach Brett Haines (left) and her father Kal Kovatch (right). Kovatch broke Alika Schneiter's 1992 discus record by more than 15 feet.

ALBERTON – Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) eighth-grader Klaire Kovatch set a new SLE discus record April 20 at the Alberton track meet. She threw 102 feet, 2 inches. That broke Alika Schneiter's record of 87 feet, 1 inch set in 1992.

Kovatch said her goal this season was to break the school discus record. Last year she came within six feet of the record.

"I knew I was capable of throwing farther than it," wrote Kovatch in an email.

She practiced almost every other day on her throw and the footwork. This year she moved from a half spin to a full spin.

"When I released the disc I felt like...



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