Senior Bailey Coon throws discus at Wichita earlier this season. Coon set a school record in discus Friday at Riley County.
Senior Bailey Coon broke her own school record in the discus Friday at Riley County.
Coon bested her previous throw of 105’3” with a throw of 111, and minutes later extended her record with a throw of 115’3”.
“It felt really good that day,” Coon said. “I set the bar a bit higher for those who throw discus after I graduate.”
Coon, who also set a personal record in the shot put Friday (34’6”), said her relaxed attitude was part of the reason for her success. “I was more calm Friday. I wasn’t really worried about placing, so I focused on just getting a PR.” Coon placed 4th in both discus and shot.
Coon’s throw was the third school record set by the team this year, following freshman Lauren Schutter’s school bests in triple jump and long jump.
The team competes at the Mid-East League meet Thursday at Rock Creek, and enters the post- season May 17 at Jefferson County North.