Coed Varsity Track · Sobota now top 5 in the nation in both shot put and discus


Senior Josh Sobota climbed into the top five in the nation for both shot put and discus last week at the Bojangles Classic in Columbia, S.C.

Sobota won both the shot put (65’ 11”) and discus (181’) events and was named the Rick Crumpler MVP for being an outstanding thrower.

“It motivates me to be the best I can,” Sobota said. “I’m going to do the best I can to (become) the best in the nation.”

Sobota is dedicated to what he is doing spending two-and-a-half to three hours training five days a week to accomplish his goal to be the best.

“I’m in the weight room four days a week, and I am outside throwing rings four to five days a week,” Sobota said. “It’s a lot of work, but I enjoy doing what I do and that’s why I do it.”

After all the hard work Sobota has put in, he’s found a new surge of confidence going into the next track meet.

“The outdoor season started out kind of rough for me, but after this last track meet went really well, my confidence has shot up,” Sobota said. “I believe that I can do what I need to do at the highest level, and I’m looking forward to this next meet.”

Bearden’s next track competition is Saturday at the Volunteer Track Classic. KIL will follow on April 30 at Hardin Valley.