We caught up with the Desert Vista Thunder just before Chandler Rotary for one of their workouts going over technical drills. This week the Thunder will be looking to not just dominate the throws at the Hohokam Invitational but also the throwers relay too. The Desert Vista Throws program have Seniors Deshon Toney and Marcos Figueroa ranked 2nd and 3rd in the State for both Boys Shot Put and Discus respectively. They also have Kevin Fairchild ranked 2nd in Arizona with 187-9 for the Javelin, which is now sanctioned by the AIA as a scoring event.
Deshon's toss of 56-8.5 at Gaucho Relays makes him the top Arizona shot-putter not named Tyson Jones. Meanwhile, Marcos' throw of 169-6 in the Elite Boys Discus competition at Chandler Rotary ranks him 3rd in the State. Their third man Miles LeBlanc (So.) also took 5th in the Elite Boys Shot Put contest at Chandler Rotary with a mark of 49-9.5.
Representing the Thunder girls is Jaztyne Griffin (Sr.) ranked 2nd in Arizona among Girl Discus Throwers with her recent 138-7 performance at Arcadia. Sophomore Jordan Ferguson also took 1st in the Discus competition with a PR of 116-1 at the Sun Angel Classic for the Thunder.
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