Aaron Ruth finishes 8th place in the Javelin throwing 168’9. Aaron was ranked 12th entering the event. His first throw of 166′ put pressure on the athletes throwing after him. He was able to hold onto the 8th seed to qualify him for finals. In finals he improved on the 166′ mark throwing 168’1, then 168’9, and his final throw of the season was 168’1.
Ruth, a 800m runner, picked up a turbo javelin at the youth track and field camp last spring. The next week, he turned in the turbo javelin for a real one. His first meet ever he through 134’3. He continued to improve throughout the season throwing 150’8 at the district meet. A year later he through 169’1 and punched his ticket to the state meet. IMG_1106