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Tale of the Tape - Girls Shot Put
Becky O'Brien (NIN) vs. Karen Shump (NIN)

Compiled by Laura Magee and Dave Devine

A new feature in which we pit some of the top high school athletes in the country head-to-head over a series of topics that have little to do with track.

NIN Girls
Shot Put
What advice would you give a new shot putter?Who is your sports hero?What is your strangest habit?Most interesting thing that can be found in your locker?What is the strangest thing you have ever thrown? What are your favorite pizza toppings?


Have fun with it, love what you do, and yell loud!

Hard to narrow it down. Adam Nelson is my favorite athlete to watch.

Practicing technique anywhere from school hallways to grocery stores. Home Depot and Lowe's are best: the cement floors are like a circle.
Posters that teammates have made me for meets throughout the year, which is great!
A small portable cooler with two shots inside (practicing for weight throw).

Bar-B-Q chicken. Gotta have the protein!


Be patient.
Drills, drills, drills!

Tiger Woods
I always take my right shoe off before the left.

A softball

Traffic cone.

Pineapple & ham.

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