East Chapel Hill High School: News: Track & Field: Jon Beyle claims State Championships in Discus and Shot Put

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Track & Field: Jon Beyle claims State Championships in Discus and Shot Put

Jon Beyle - Double State Champion

East Chapel Hill junior Jon Beyle screams after releasing a throw
in the shot put during the NCHSAA 4A Track State Championship
in Greensboro on Friday, May 18, 2012
photo by Ray Black III for N&O (buy photo)

from the News & Observer
Wakefield, Knightdale defend track titles
by D. Clay Best

East Chapel Hill’s Jon Beyle was a double champion in the shot put and the discus. It was a very memorable finish to an outdoor season that hasn’t gone the way the Wildcat wanted.

“It’s been a struggle since adding the discus back in,” Beyle said. “Everything’s just been a little off, going back and forth between the two events. I started out really bad today in the shot, but got a good thrown in on my fourth throw, then the fifth one was good and the sixth really good.”

He won the shot at 55-1 ½, then took the discus at 161-3, more than 10 feet ahead of the runner-up.


from the Herald Sun
STATE TRACK: Jordan's Perry named 4-A girls' MVP; Falcons 3rd
by John McCann
In field events, East Chapel Hill’s Jon Beyle was outstanding, winning state championships in the discus and the shot put. He said he got it done by relying on solid technique over raw power.

“You can see I’m not the biggest thrower out here. It’s definitely technique that gets me there,” Beyle said.

The East Chapel Hill boys finished eighth overall.

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