I always looked forward to throwing at Kent State University. In December, 2005, SUNY Fredonia traveled to Kent State University for the Kent State Early Open Meet. What I most looked forward to was throwing against the likes of Kibwe Johnson and AG Kruger. Both Kibwe and AG, at the time, were members of the Ashland Elite Throwing Club, out of Ashland University. I will include video of their throws in a later post. When I say I threw against them, well, I threw in the same flight as both Kibwe and AG, but I was never a threat. At this particular meet, it was the first time I threw over 18m. I finished 7th overall. I didn't expect to make the finals, considering Ashland and Kent State always have excellent throwers. On this day I was fortunate enough to make the finals and set a personal best. Up until this point in my throwing career, my personal best throw was 16.57m. Please excuse the video quality. The first couple of throws are not very clear with the camera we had available to us back then.
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Charles Infurna, Ed.D., is the owner and lead coach of Forza Athletics Track Club. Dr. Infurna has coached National Record Holders, National Champions, All-Americans, and Conference Champions at the Post-Collegiate, Collegiate, and High School level.