Megan Glasmann sets Utah record
Ryan Summerlin April 30, 2013
After a disappointing sixth-place finish in the javelin event at the Penn Relays on April 24, Megan Glasmann was determined to make a better showing at the Davis Invitational in Kaysville on April 27.
The Park City High School senior did just that, notching a throw of 156 feet, three inches, setting a new Utah state record for high school athletes in all divisions. She also bested her own 3A record and set a Davis Invitational record in the process.
Her disappointment from the Penn Relays fueled her desire to break out of a slump, she said.
"(Penn) was not a good meet for me," she said. "Coming back and throwing well at Davis was really satisfying because it had kind of been a lull for a couple weeks where I wasn’t throwing very well."
Park City coach Jeff Wyant agreed, adding that throwing in out-of-state meets can be challenging.
"The travel and time changes throw your body off," he said. "So I think she wanted to redeem herself (at Davis)."
Glasmann’s throw beat the second-place finisher, her sister Chrissy, by nearly 31 feet.
Glasmann said setting the record was cool, but she’s not expecting to keep it.
"It probably won’t be lasting all that long. There’s another one coming up soon," she said, gesturing to her sister. "Chrissy is a very talented thrower. It’s really cool to be able to throw with her."
But, that doesn’t mean Megan isn’t going to try to beat her own record.
"I’m definitely hoping for more," she said. "156 is not the end."
Wyant also thinks the senior can do better.
"Every time she goes out there, history can be made," he said. "Athletes like this don’t come along very often. It’s an amazing thing to see."
Chrissy Glasmann, a sophomore at PCHS, said she’ll have mixed feelings if she breaks her sister’s record.
"We’re a team," she said. "But she’ll be gone, so if she’s not going to break it, someone else needs to. It might as well be me."
But until that time comes, she’ll keep trying to emulate her sister.
"I’ve kind of always looked up to her," she said. "She’s always been my inspiration and something to strive for."
Next up for the PCHS track team is the BYU Invitational, beginning Friday and running through Saturday afternoon in Provo.