Saline High School graduate Brooke Pleger, an all-American hammer thrower studying at Bowling Green University, is featured in the Sentinal-Tribune of Bowling Green.
Kevin Gordon’s piece retells the story of Pleger's disappointment when a Saline track and field coach sent the want-to-be-sprinter to the throwing area to compete in discus and shot put.
"I was insulted. I couldn't believe it," said Pleger, who admitted she wasn't a great sprinter. "I'm a freshman in high school, and in my head, the throwers were unathletic. They got sent there because they can't do anything else and they must have thought I was unathletic. But I quickly learned throwers were athletic."
Pleger is a two-time All American in the hammer throw for Bowling Green. According to Gordon’s story, she’s got a chance to be NCAA champion next year. Last year, she was third.