What does father Kevin Wilson and daughter Heather Danielle have in common? How about a 2.2 pound, seven inch diameter lenticular disc better known as the discus.
Heather, known as Danielle, started shot put last year going into the fifth grade in Nordheim. She said, “They thought that I was going to do good at it. They showed me what it was and I wanted to do it.”
Danielle’s best throw last year was 16 feet. This year she improved her throw by 7 feet for a personal record of 23 feet. She said, “They taught me to do the glide but I do better just standing. I did the glide at regionals but it did not help the throw.”
What has really peaked her interest, this year, is the discus throw.
“It sounded fun,” Danielle said. “They (Coach Wilson and coach Randy Castillo) thought I should try it. The first time I threw it I threw it far. After that, I wanted to do it because I knew that I would get a medal.”