Jordan White just finished up his throwing career at Owensboro Catholic High School. He capped off his senior year with a Class A State title in the Discus.
What was your most memorable meet?
Region, my freshman year, I had a big PR at 46-9, and an even bigger 30+ foot PR in the discus to take second behind my teammate and that was the only time in OCHS history that the boys won the regional title.
Where did you face your biggest competition?
Mostly the summer AAU meets. State this year was really competitive too, Jeremy Glass and I went 1 and 2 in the shot and then flipped the places in disc.
Out of all of your high school accomplishments which stands out the most?
Earning a Division 1 scholarship to VMI, being 2-time Mason-Dixon Champion, and being 2012 State discus Champion.
If you could do it all over again what would you change about your throwing career in high school?
I would have gotten serious about lifting and strength earlier than my senior year.
What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
I really didn't have a dedicated throws coach. My coaches were my brother, Josh, and Wes Ferhenbacher, who throws for Bellarmine. So I had to practice most of the time without them and we could only get together to throw whenever there was a break for either of them or the summer.
What will you miss the most?
I'll probably miss all of the long trips with the team, of the senior this year, there were three of us that had been teammates since 6th grade, going our separate ways will be tough.
Do you have any advice for younger athletes?
If you're going to do something, take it seriously, don't do half-heartedly. It's a waste of time for those that are actually serious.
What are your college plans?
I will go to the Virginia Military Institute, where I will throw. I'll pick up the hammer, and receive more specialized caching for the throws events. Just like my coach said, my best throws are ahead of me. After my competing days are over, I plan to serve in the U.S. Army.