Ste. Genevieve’s Flieg Signed to Throw Javelin at SEMO

(Ste. Genevieve) One of the best athletes for the Ste. Genevieve Dragons over the past four years has decided where she will continue her athletic career.

Marysa Flieg signed the dotted line last week to throw javelin for the SEMO Redhawks.

She says she chose SEMO for several reasons.

Flieg has been a tremendous three-sport athlete for the Dragons, excelling at basketball, volleyball, and track and field.

She has been a great runner for the track and field team, earning medals in the 4×400 and the 4×800, but throwing the javelin was where she showed the most promise.

Flieg says she was encouraged by former Ste. Gen standout Avery Reed to throw javelin her freshman year, and the rest was history.

She adds that training with girls track head coach Tyne Huck and the Jefferson County Jets Track Club benefitted her along the way.

Despite missing out on her junior track and field season last spring due to the pandemic, Flieg has already cemented herself as one of the best javelin throwers in the state and perhaps even the country for her age group.

As a sophomore in 2019, Flieg set the Ste. Genevieve school record and took second place in the Class 3 State Meet with a throw of 131 feet and 5 inches.

She says it was exciting to set the bar so high at Ste. Gen.

Flieg continued her tremendous 2019 season when she competed over the summer in the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Greensboro, North Carolina.

There she won a national title for the 15-16 age group with a javelin throw of 136 feet and 1 inch.

Flieg is currently competing in her final season with the Ste. Gen girls basketball team and will look to expand on her javelin school record distance in her final track and field season with the Dragons in the spring.

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