April 22, 2002

Look out below!

This is not a good time to be a high school track athlete here in northern Indiana. On consecutive days last week, two area high school students suffered almost-inconceivable shot put accidents. At press time, one of the boys was still in critical condition and the other was in stable condition. Last Saturday, right here in Fort Wayne, a girl was hit with a discus, although she wasn't seriously injured.

Consider this: there were only fifteen accidents involving the throwing events (shot put, discus, javelin) in high schools from 1983 to 2000 in the entire country.

Posted by Chris at April 22, 2002 12:49 PM

Category: General Weirdness

i was hit by a javelin this last june 2003. i was a voluntary official at a track meet. i was measuring for the discus. and then another official said he had to let his pentathletes throw their javelins. he was told to wait.but didnt,and he let some juniors thro their javelins but did not stay to supervise.so i not knowing that the boys were out there started running for the thrown discus. and it (JAVELIN) came out of nowhere and hit me in my elbow. it has been a long ride lets say. the lawyers are not real enjoyable. if you know of any other cases envolving the javelin could you pleses help...

Posted by: erin at February 9, 2004 09:11 PM