Krafft makes early discus statement

MILFORD – For some, qualifying for nationals seems far out of reach. Milford High junior Robyn Krafft, has proven that with hard work, any dream is possible.

Recently at the inaugural Souhegan Invitational, Krafft won the discus, shocking even herself in the process.

“I was hoping to throw 125. I thought I could do that, 130 is just unbelievable,” Krafft said.

Krafft sent the disc soaring 130-11, improving her personal best by nine feet.

“I was totally surprised, I was not expecting it,” she admitted.

Not only did this throw qualify her for the Emerging Elite discus at New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., she also shattered her own school record.

Last weekend at the Nashua North Invitational, Robyn was again excited to see what else she was capable of doing.

Going into the meet with a heap of confidence, Robyn was ready to take on any opponent.

However, her biggest competition in the discus was the weather.

She won the event with a throw of 111-0.

“It wasn’t my best but it was raining and the ring is really bumpy so I was happy with it,” said Krafft.

“It decided to rain right before we were going to throw.”

On and off rain showers throughout the meet made it difficult for any athlete to perform.

Krafft also showed a strong performance in the shot put, placing second with a throw of 35-8, a personal best outdoors.

“It felt good, I mean the ring was really bumpy here but it was farther than I thought I could throw,” she said.

Qualifying for the Emerging Elite section wasn’t a high enough goal for Krafft. She’s not done.

Before the season ends, she hopes to throw 138-0 in the discus to qualify for the Championship section at Nationals. This group contains the best athletes in the nation and she is determined to be one of them. Another goal Robyn has for this season is to become the state champion, which at this point seems attainable.

“Keep working hard, keep throwing and lifting and trusting my coach,” she said.

These are the steps Krafft will take.

By continuing to put the effort she has been putting into this sport, great outcomes are in store for Krafft.