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track recruiting outlook?

drumgirloh4drumgirloh4 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
edited January 2012 in Athletic Recruits
i am a junior at a pretty competitive prep school. I have gotten letters from brown, harvard, yale, johns hopkins, princeton, and lehigh (those are the ones that stand out to me)

I took my SATs for the first time and scored 1870. I didn't do any reading/writing prep, so I'm hoping with more practice I will score in the high 1900s, maybe even 2000.
I take honors and AP courses and have a 4.0 unweighted average.

My main event is javelin -- in sophmore year I threw 127 feet and I'm on track to throw in the 140s this season. I would prefer to just do jav, but I could high jump too -- my current PR is 5'2"

what do you guys think my chances are of getting recruited to these schools?
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Replies to: track recruiting outlook?

  • OldbatesieDocOldbatesieDoc Registered User Posts: 2,059 Senior Member
    Depends how much they need a javelin thrower-look at the rosters, see what the stats are, and WHAT YEAR the competitors are. You are a "niche" athlete, and how much they need you is how much they want you.
  • drumgirloh4drumgirloh4 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    their top throwers and their PRs

    Brown -- sophmore (PR is 145)
    Yale -- sophomore -- throws around 100
    Hopkins -- sophomore -- PR is in the 130s
    Harvard -- sophomore --throws in the 150s
    lehigh -- junior -- throws in 120s
  • varskavarska Registered User Posts: 1,430 Senior Member
    Good jav throwers are scarce - not too many high schools compete in the event and every college needs one. If you can make good on your 140' projection, I think you'll be in good shape athletically. But sometimes those projections that one makes on how fast, far or high they plan to be next year can be harder to achieve than they seem, haha.
    5'2" high jump is good, but honestly probably won't get any coaches excited.

    Academically, 4.0 UW is obviously great. If you can get your SAT up a bit, (the Math and Critical Reading sections 700 or better) you'll be a solid Ivy recruit. Good luck!
  • riverrunnerriverrunner Registered User Posts: 2,715 Senior Member
    I agree with varska on all points. And you don't need to do both events to be a solid college recruit. Good throwers are harder to find than jumpers. Hang in there, drumgirl. You're doing everything right. Now would be a fine time to start contacting coaches at schools you're interested in attending. You can fill out the recruited athlete form, or just send the body of your opening paragraph from this thread! ahem, please keep Yale on your list.
  • varskavarska Registered User Posts: 1,430 Senior Member
    ...and I agree with riverrunner on all points. Except for the Yale thing :-)
  • drumgirloh4drumgirloh4 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    thanks for the help guys!
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