Centralia senior and spring covergirl Madison Lueger threw the javelin 157-2 on Tuesday to yet again break her school record
Update: Another meet, another record for spring covergirl Madison Lueger.
Marysville Advocate sportswriter Julie Perry reported earlier this week that the Centralia senior extended her school record in the javelin yet again, this time throwing 157-2 at Tuesday's meet at Nemaha Central. According to track historian Carol Swenson's list this puts Lueger in 12th place all-time in Kansas, just ahead of Paola's Elizabeth Pomatto who threw 156-11 last season.
Original article and video below:
Kansas Pregame Spring Preview covergirl Madison Lueger extended her own Centralia school record in the javelin at Friday's track meet in Frankfort with a throw of 149-8. The senior is a University of Nebraska Track & Field signee and a multi-sport star who also excels at volleyball and basketball for one of the state's top small school athletic programs.
Here's an excerpt of Conor Nicholl's feature on Lueger from this year's Spring Preview:
Centralia senior Madison Lueger’s letter jacket tells the story of her exceptional athletic career. The coat is full of state title patches, recognition of her success in volleyball, basketball and track. She has won three straight volleyball team crowns, and helped Centralia basketball to a title in 2016 and third place in ’17. Lueger’s jacket also features mementos from her back-to-back Class 1A javelin titles and state records the last two springs.
“It’s really a tribute to our coaches,” she said. “And I would say the work ethic at Centralia, because that’s kind of the whole idea behind our success is putting in all the extra hours in the summers, and on the weekends, even like volleyball Saturdays.”
As a freshman, Lueger finished third in 1A with a throw of 125 feet, 6 inches, well behind the state mark of 141-6 set by Clifton-Clyde’s Kortini Hubert in 2015. She set a goal to break the Centralia school record, the 1A state mark and win the title.
“How I did my freshman year placing third and not throwing as well as I would have liked to really pushed me,” she said. As a sophomore, Lueger broke Hubert’s mark on her very first throw with a toss of 142-4.
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