Nubbe Leads the Nation With PR Discus Throw


Rainier’s Jeremiah Nubbe is now on top of the high school discus mountain after launching a personal-record toss during the Mountaineers’ season-opening home meet on Thursday.

The 18-year-old senior broke his previous PR by 3 feet with a toss of 205 feet 2 inches — putting him easily above the nation’s No. 2 thrower, Cristion Davis of Vandegrift High School in Texas, by 16 feet.

Nubbe, who is coming off a national discus title that he won at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in August, was ranked as high second in the nation as a junior last season.

Now, he’s alone at the top.

Nubbe also won the shot put on Thursday by over 9 feet with a throw of 52 feet 4.5 inches to help the Mountaineer boys claim victory as a team in the six-squad meet.

Rainier finished with 135 points, Toledo was second with 91, Adna was third with 78, Eatonville fourth with 64, Mossyrock fifth with 55 and Pe Ell sixth with 26.

Pe Ell’s Carter Phelps won the 300-meter hurdles in 44.4 and was second in the 110 hurdles. 

Pe Ell junior Charlie Carper was the highlight on the girls side, winning four events on the day — which included three personal-records — and scored all 40 of the Trojans’ points.

“Not too bad for the first track meet of the season,” Pe Ell coach Karen Brooks-Schuttie said of Carper and Phelps.

Carper won the long jump by a foot with a leap of 14 feet 10 inches. She left her competition in the dust in the 100-meter dash, winning by nearly a full second with a PR of 13.22. Carper also PRd in the 300s, finishing in 18.3 seconds, and won the 200 in a time of 28.6.

Eatonville won the team meet with 112 points, while Rainier was second with 108, Toledo third with 52, Adna fourth with 49, Pe Ell fifth with 40 and Mossyrock sixth with 31.

Rainier’s Selena Niemi won the 160–meter run by 31 seconds in a time of 6:01. Isabella Holmes won the javelin by 23 feet with a throw of 104 feet 6 inches.