Stanford recognizes state shot put champion Crosby – Reuters

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STANFORD — A special guest was recognized at the Stanford City Council meeting last week.

Stanford Mayor Dalton Miller introduced Lincoln County High School track and field champion Germani Crosby as ‘G-Money’ at the reunion, a nickname she says comes from her granddaughter. -dad.

State shot put champion Germani Crosby accepts a certificate from Mayor Dalton Miller during a recent city council meeting. Photo submitted

“We’re proud to have you here,” Miller said. “It’s not every day that we have a state champion here.”

Crosby, who will be a freshman in August, won the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Class 2A shot put championship in his eighth year.

Crosby called the accomplishment “breathtaking”.

“At first, when I started, I really didn’t know what I was doing. I was just trying something since my sister was in track and then I found track and field,” Crosby said. “My mom was like, ‘I think you’d be great at this. I see the potential you have.’

Crosby said she and her mom went out on the field to talk with the coaching staff, and that’s where it all started.

“First day of training, I nailed the shot put and almost threw my arm; It was terrible. I hated. I really didn’t want to do it again, but I was like, ‘I just have to get used to it,’” she said.

But she continued and eventuallyAlly figured things out, Crosby said.

Despite her nervousness, she surprised herself during her first track meet.

“When I started throwing at least 30 (feet) and more, I knew I could see myself going to state, or at least if I tried hard enough, I could go to state,” a- she declared.

During her freshman year in the state, Crosby qualified in the shot put and discus for middle school and high school.

“My college year, I was sophomore for college, and I didn’t do well in discus at all,” she said. “Then in high school, I finished eighth in the shot put.”

After long practices, weightlifting and exercises, Crosby returned to the UK this year, and her hard work paid off.

Crosby went on to finish first in college in the shot put with a throw of 38 and second in the discus.

She then placed first in the shot put in the high school competition with a throw of 38-7¾.

“It made me realize how much I can accomplish in a year or every track season,” she said. “It’s been a really great experience for me, mentally and physically,” Crosby said. “I’m so glad my mom introduced me to shot put and discus.”

In two weeks, Crosby will travel to North Carolina to compete in the Junior Olympics.

She received a certificate on behalf of the town of Stanford for her achievements.

In other matters, the Stanford City Council:

• adopted at first reading an amending budget for the 2021-22 financial year;

• discussed the projects to be carried out with funds from municipal road assistance. Miller said he had spoken with the District 1 magistrate and that the city and county would split the cost of completing the paving of Turkey Foot and Sherwood Roads. They also discussed paving the town’s two gravel streets by next year.

Proposed routes to be completed this year include: Cherokee, Valley, John and North 2nd Streets, Pettus Court and Maxwell Streets. The city intends to patch Anderson Heights, Kids Fort and Helm Street;

• Heard Police Chief Zach Middleton talk about the need for new vehicle services after a cruiser sank. The insurance will cover approximately $16,500. They haven’t been able to find a used vehicle so far, Middleton said. Miller said he priced a new Durango with steel wheels at $34,971. Last year they were $28,740, he said. The council agreed to make an offer for the new vehicle.

• announced the city-wide garage sale that will begin on Thursday, July 28 and end on Saturday, July 20, no permit is required.

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