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Barrows Stands Alone

By Staff | May 15, 2019

Magnolia junior Jakob Barrows was named the Wetzel Chronicle Athlete of the Week after capturing both the discus and shot put events at the W.Va. Class A Region I track meet.

This week’s top athlete is Magnolia junior shot and discus strong-man Jakob Barrows.

Jakob has been Mr. Consistency week-in and week-out and winning either the shot and discus time-after time, but falling a little short each week.

However, this past week, Jakob won the discus and shot-put May 9, at St Marys High School in heavy rain. His shot attempt was 48-0.50 as his grip on the shot wasn’t great, but beat his Paden City strong-man E. J. Weber by more two inches.

In the discus, again the footing wasn’t great as well as his grip on the discus. Again under very-bad weather conditions, he tossed the discus 135-11 to claim the top throw in the Region I finals.