Some days you have to throw yourself into a situation. Some area throwers did more than that Saturday.
McDonald junior Matthias Tayala threw 179 feet, 1 inch in the discus, which ranks him in the top five throws in the state.
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LaBrae's Steve Woodyard, who placed second, threw 160-1.
Those were a couple of good throws by some great athletes.
Speaking of great athletes, Canfield's Dustin Brode, who threw 184-6 at Saturday's Mahoning County Meet in Austintown, is also ranked in the top five in the state.
Justin Welsh of Pemberville Eastwood has the best throw in the state at 199-11.
It would be interesting if Tayala and Brode are in the same competition at either this Saturday's Poland Invitational or the Optimist Meet in Austintown the following weekend. McDonald is not yet registered for Poland.
What a treat for area throwing fans to see arguably the best Division I (Brode) and III (Tayala) discus throwers in the state at one site.
Staying with field events, Mineral Ridge junior Dan Skiba continues to impress in the boys long jump.
The defending Division III state champion jumped 21-10 at LaBrae and his 21-11 earlier this month at the Joe Lane Invitational is the third best leap in the state.
Last season, Skiba jumped well at Joe Lane, but found it hard to break the 20-foot barrier until later in May. And, of course, he saved his best jump for the state meet.
This year, he seems to be much more consistent and is the best jumper in the area.
The team to beat is the Warren G. Harding boys squad. It has been that way for the past couple of years.
WGH was quite impressive with its shorthanded team, competing against fully loaded Glenville, Dayton Dunbar, Medina and some of Ohio's best teams at Mansfield's Mehock Relays on Saturday.
Sure, the Raiders had a couple of mishaps, which they know cost them a second-place spot and a shot for first, but it's much better those things happen now.
Things can be fixed much better in mid-April than in mid-May, when district competition rolls around.
The WGH boys will host St. Edward, which was at Mehock, and the girls will host crosstown rival John F. Kennedy, in a pair of dual meets at Warren G. Harding High School's facility on Tuesday.
The following Tuesday is the biggest dual meet in the state - Glenville at Harding - a matchup of last year's Division I second- and third-place teams.
Speaking of top-notch teams, there is Maplewood's boys 3,200-meter relay team. The Rockets finished fourth at last year's Division III state meet. Maplewood has clocked the best time in Ohio at 8 minutes, 6.71 seconds - a time most teams run in late May.
This senior-laden team is the early state favorite and should be a great representative for Trumbull County at this year's state meet.