McWaters achieving success

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “His javelin is improving by leaps and bounds and, hopefully, we’ll get him over 60′ by Miramar,” Lambert said. “He’s nursing a slight shoulder injury right now which is keeping him from working on the discus, but by the time we go to Florida that should be completely healed.”An account has been set up at TB&T to support McWaters’ Paralympic training expenses. Donations may be made to TB&T into the account of “Jonah McWaters Paralympics.” Corporate sponsorships are another avenue of support for McWaters.For more information, call 670-5712. More than seven years after a car accident left him paralyzed, Jonah McWaters returning to the field of athletic competition. A former three-sport letterman at Pike Liberal Arts School, McWaters is now studying sports management at Troy University and training with Coach Bob Lambert to compete for a bid to the Paralympic Games in London. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)The results of the Dixie Games in Tampa in May are now official and Pike County athlete Jonah McWaters won both of his events in his classification.McWaters is a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Troy University.Bob Lambert, former Troy University track and field coach, said McWaters achieved a personal best in the javelin with a toss of 56 feet, 5 inches. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell McWaters achieving success Published 6:53 am Wednesday, June 1, 2011 “At Miramar, Jonah will also receive his permanent classification which will tell us, Jonah and me, what marks we need to aim for in Jonah’s quest to make the 2012 U.S. Paralympic team.”Lambert said he and McWaters met the No. 2 executive of the U.S. Paralympic Program in Tampa and she was impressed with McWater’s performance.“She is helping Jonah with his registration and classification schedule at Miramar and she also encouraged him to get a passport since she thinks that he has, ‘definite potential to be a team member,’” Lambert said.McWaters is continuing to train five days a week. He throws twice a week and works in the weight room three days a week. Latest Stories Skip Print Article Email the author Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Lambert works as a volunteer coach at the university and is working with McWaters in preparation for his Paralympics quest.“Jonah’s discus throw of 67 feet 5 inches was good enough to win also but fell short of the 75 foot, 8 inch-throw that he achieved at the Morehouse Relays in Atlanta in March,” Lambert said.“Jonah will be using his two best marks to register for the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Championships to be held in Miramar, Fla., June 14-18. You Might Like Pierce: Proud to play for dad Logan Pierce, the Trojans first baseman, is proud to play for his father this year. Special to The Messenger When… read more Book Nook to reopen Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more