It’s perhaps one of the oldest sporting activities in human culture: throwing things. And, naturally, we revere those who can throw the farthest. This spring, two student-athletes on the Cougars track and field team epitomized strength and form as they made school history.

Christine Klinar, a sophomore from Hanahan, S.C., threw the javelin a school-best 38.12 meters. Imagine standing at Porters Lodge and heaving a seven-foot spear toward Randolph Hall. If you’re Klinar, you would throw it more than halfway across the Cistern Yard.

Not to be outdone, Tiffany Sisk, an All-SoCon Freshman Team member from Easley, S.C., set the new school mark in shot put earlier in the spring, and then topped her own record to win an individual SoCon championship with a throw of 13.55 meters (more than 44 feet).

As their record-breaking performances prove, these athletes know how to throw down.

Photos by Mike Ledford