TCNJ Magazine - Spring 2019

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20 The College of New Jersey Magazine P R A I R I E S P O R T S UP CLOSE > How I Got Here ANGELA RAMBERT '20 Public health major finds her groove in the spin cycle. > I come from a big track family. My older brother ran cross country and distance. My dad and grandpa were sprinters. My dad ran in college. He held the 400-meter record at Middlebury College in Vermont for a while. > In seventh grade, I started as a sprinter. But they had us try every event to see what we were best at. I threw the discus farther than anyone. So the next year, I just did throws. When my dad saw how good I was at the throwing events, he was okay with me switching from sprints. He was excited I found something that I liked. > There are five throwing events. In high school I did shot put, discus, and javelin. I didn't throw hammer and weight until college. > We got a new coach last year, Coach T [Tilah Young]. She taught me hammer and it became my best event, so I was like, I will stick with it. > People hear hammer and think of the tool. But it's actually a metal ball attached to a wire with a handle.

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