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Another record bites the dust

by Nathan Arneal
published 5/07/08

Sometimes your best work doesn’t feel like work at all.

“When it barely feels like you’re throwing it,” Deanna Dirkschneider said, “that’s when you just know.”

Deanna Dirkschneider throws the shot at the 2008 Bergan Invite
Deanna Dirkschneider winds up in the shot put competition at the 2008 Bergan Invite. The junior added two feet to her school record.

What Dirkschneider knows is that she had the best day of her shot putting life last Tuesday. Her second preliminary throw at the Bergan Invite measured 40 feet, 11.75 inches, breaking the school record she set a year ago by four inches. On her next throw, she smashed the record by throwing 42-9.

“I really didn’t expect what happened today,” Dirkschneider said. “I mean, you always expect to do well, but I was really shocked at first.”

NBC throws coach Bob Feurer said her form on the record toss was nearly flawless.

“The video of the throw is almost textbook,” Ferurer said. “It was night and day different from the 40-11.75 throw, although that one was nothing to sneeze at.”

Dirkschneider becomes the third NBC thrower to break a school record this season. Megan Jensen broke the discus record ealier in the year, before teammate Jamie Spath broke it again.

In all, Dirkschneider had four throws at Bergan better than the old school record of 40-7.75 that she set at the 2007 East Husker Conferernce meet.
Her mark of 42-9 also leads Class C and is fourth in all classes according to last week’s Omaha World-Herald charts.

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