State Champion spotlight: Austin Lufkin (Brewer HS)
What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?
Didn't really make any specific changes before states, just slowed down training.
How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?
I didn't really feel any pressure going into states.
You shattered the Class A state meet record in the shot put, coming into the meet was that the focus? What did it mean to you to have three throws over 60ft?
I really wanted to get the record and I expected to be throwing that.
At the New England Championship you once again dominated the competition throwing a personal best and winning by over 7ft. Talk about the meet and what went right for you?
I didn't think I had a very good meet at New England's I wanted to get the record and I only had one good throw
You finished your season up at the NBIN meet where you narrowly missed All-American with a 7th place finish and personal best 62-2 1/4. What was the experience like going against the best shot putters in the country?
It was a good experience throwing at nationals but I was disappointed to be out of placing by 4cm.
Coming into the season what were your goals and did you achieve them?
I didn't reach my goals this season I wish I had thrown further.
Lufkin's Shot Put Progression
2016-17 Indoor Performances
|62-2.25||Indoor||S||New Balance Nationals Indoor||7th||Finals||>|
|61-9.5||Indoor||S||New England Indoor Track & Field Championships||1st||Finals||>|
|58-2.75||Indoor||S||Maine USATF Championship||1st||Finals||>|
|61-2||Indoor||S||Class A Indoor State Championship||1st||Finals||>|
|61-5.25||Indoor||S||PVC:BAN, BRW, CEN, HAM, HER, JB, OT, ORO||1st||Finals||>|
|59-2||Indoor||S||PVC:BAN, BRW, ELL, HER, JB, MAT, SUM, WA||1st||Finals||>|
|59-11.5||Indoor||S||PVC: BRW, ELL, GSA, HER, MAT, OT, SUM, WA||1st||Finals||>|
|59-8||Indoor||S||PVC: BAN, BRW, HAM, OT, ORO||1st||Finals||>|
|53-9.75||Indoor||S||PVC: Bangor, Buck, Brewer, Foxcroft, Hermon, Orono, OT, Sumn||1st||Finals||>|