OMAHA — After Alex Meyer's first throw of the finals in the discus, the Superior senior was frustrated. The toss landed just beyond 133 feet — which still would have been one of the best of the day. Meyer spoke with her father Andy, who set the state record for the discus in 1989.
Her next throw was better, but she knew she could still do better. After one more talk with dad, Meyer threw the final discus attempt of her high school career. It went 155 feet — 17 feet, 6 inches further than any throw from any competitor in any class.
On Friday, Meyer won the Class C state championship in the discus for the second consecutive year at Omaha Burke Stadium.
"I definitely knew that I could do better, but once I got that one, I knew that was probably the best I could have done today. I'm pretty proud of myself," she said.