Assistant Coach: Second year throws and pole vault coach
Previous: Head track and field and cross country coach at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Graduate of: 2001 graduate of Eastern Illinois University with degrees in Biological Sciences and Chemistry.
Warmups:Throwers Jasmine Boyer [Sophomore, O'Fallon, MO] and Brandon Bettenhausen [Freshman, Brodhead HS] are pictured above in footwork and agility drills. Athletes spent about 1 1/2 hours in agility drills, footwork drills, and throwing before they went to the weightroom for another hour of work.
Left and above: Sophomore Jasmine Boyer [Sophomore, O'Fallon, MO] The athletes worked on the mechanics of the shot put before going to a drill involving the hammer throw.
Above left and center:Freshman Angela Boushea [Monona Grove]. Above right: Sophomore Jasmine Boyer.
Above L-R: Wisconsin Track and Field Assistant Coach David Astrauskas is the throws coach with the Badgers. He is pictured with Dan Block [Freshman, Illinois 2010 State Champion and Illinois HS record holder in the discus at 208' 11 and shot put 66' 03] and freshman Angela Boushea
Below: Astrauskas works with Jasmine Boyer a sophomore from Ft. Zumwalt West HS, O'Fallion, Missouri.
Throwers follow an outline for each practice and record their progress in log books. Boushea and Boyer are pictured below retreiving their shots after a series of warmup throws. Athletes came into the indoor McClain Center facility in small groups starting at noon and lasting until about 4 PM. Drills were performed in the McClain Center, the indoor track facility in the 'Shell', and in the weight room which is located beneath the McClain Center. Volleyball, softball, and mens and womens track athletes shared facilities during this practice time.
Above L-R: Red shirt freshman Abby Lueck [Columbus] and sophomore Taylor Smith [League City, Texas] are pictured during warmups in the 'Shell.' Smith set the Badger Women's Record in the SP with a throw of 51' 11.25 inches at the Badger Track Classic on Saturday, January 15. Smith is pictured below left while Lueck is shown below right. The throwers used 12 lb shots instead of the normal 4 Kg [about 8.8 lbs] shot puts used in womens competition.
Junior Sunni Massop [Athens] is pictured above right and below right in the weight room. Her throwing workouts are limited at this time because she is re-habbing from knee surgery.
Reverse Hypers Core
DB Bench Core
Each days weight room workout is outlined and the throwers record their workouts in notebooks