When I started Forza Athletics, I wanted to be able to provide throwers and coaches with content they could use to assist them in reaching their goals. Along with providing assistance when possible, I also wanted to put together a throwing club made up of like-minded throwers with big goals and dreams. I didn’t think our team would consist of throwers from both the east and west coast, but I have been pleasantly surprised.
A couple of weeks ago I began speaking to one particular thrower from San Jose, California. Her name is Meagan McKee. We exchanged messages through Instagram and spoke on the phone for quite some time. From the onset of our conversation, I knew Meagan would be a great fit for the Forza Athletics team. I would like to introduce everyone to the newest member of the Forza Athletics team, Meagan McKee. It is only fitting that Meagan introduces herself!
Hi! I'm Meagan McKee, thrower from San Jose, California! I was raised at many track meets, Highland games, and surrounded by other awesome and talented athletes, how could I not partake in the fun? My dad, Ron McKee, started me with the sport, as he was a shot putter and Highland games athlete himself. I started throwing in middle school, and realized I was good at it and that it could get me a collegiate scholarship. Fast forward to now, I threw for Fresno State and am now throwing post collegiately in the hammer throw and in the Highland games.
I love throwing because of all the great people you get to meet. Throwing in general whether it be track and field or the Highland games, is usually a tight knit community, so the more friends the better! It also allows me to be competitive and take my goals seriously. For track, my goal is to compete in the USA Championships and the 2020 Olympic Trials. As for the Highland games, my goal is to improve my marks and get into some of the larger meets!
Charles Infurna, Ed.D. is the owner of Forza Athletics, a throwing club that supports and mentors high school, collegiate, & post-collegiate throwers. Dr. Infurna currently coaches DIII National Champion Luis Rivera and Savannah Cook.