Avenging a loss last year at the Nike Outdoor Nationals meet in Eugene, Oregon at Hayward Field, Rainier graduate Jeremiah Nubbe repped his school and state one last time at the meet, winning both the discus and hammer to bring home two national championships Sunday.
Washington’s all-time discus leader, Nubbe fouled off three of his six discus attempts, and sat just short of first heading into his fifth, and second to last throw last Sunday in the championship event.
Then Nubbe launched a 200 foot, one inch rocket to take the title by more than a meter and a half. Carson City, Michigan’s Zane Forist was the defending champ, and he finished fourth overall. JSerra’s Brendon See, from California, was the runner-up.
In the hammer throw, Nubbe was dominant. Though he was hovering above the rest throughout most of his throws, it was again his fifth throw that saw the best mark at 236 feet and four inches.
The runner-up, Caden Hottman from Hermiston, Oregon, threw for 204 feet and 10 inches.
Next up for Nubbe is a trip to Austin, Texas, where he’ll attend the University of Texas and compete for the Longhorns.