Meet sophomore thrower, Josh Dare. Last year, Josh introduced himself to Creekside’s track and field program by crushing school records in shot put and discus that had stood for 13 years. That season was cut short due to the pandemic, so coaches were anxious to see what he could do in 2021. Coach Reginald Stanley said, “He is a dedicated student of the sport. He’s a hard worker and also helps his teammates to improve.” Josh recently won the Fulton County Championship in shot put and was Runner-Up in discus.
Josh’s personal best in discus would have been enough the win that event, but he’s using the experience as motivation for upcoming meets. He’s only been throwing for 4 years, though he competes through the indoor and outdoor seasons. Right now, he enjoys both events equally. When asked if he aspires to be a collegiate athlete, Josh answered, “I’d like to go further than that, if I can.” His dreams of the Olympics and a professional career are not far-fetched, but region and state championships may be on the horizon even sooner. In his words, it takes “time and hard work” to see results. We can’t wait to see the results as he continues to break records. Remember the name, Josh Dare.