Lady Hub senior planning to study political science

Throughout her four years with the Rochelle Township High School track and field team, Lady Hub senior Kiya Porter has grown more confident in her throwing abilities and improved her focus during competitive meets. Porter has

ascended to become one of Rochelle’s top throwers this season, and she’ll be continuing her track and field career with Beloit College next year.

“I chose Beloit College because of the small class sizes and the one-on-one LSAT preparation course,” Porter said. “Continuing my athletic career with their track and field program was a bonus. I met the head coach and his biggest priority was giving his athletes the structure to achieve in both academics and athletics… I want to be challenged and pushed to my limits and I believe that competing at the college level will give me the opportunity to be challenged.”

A shot put and discus thrower for the Lady Hubs, Porter has achieved new personal records in both field events this season. Porter threw 79 feet 7 inches to take third in the discus competition against Sandwich and Serena, while her 29-foot, 1-and-1/2-inch mark in Rochelle’s Senior Night matchup with Rock Falls was enough for third place. Porter has compiled three second-place finishes and three third-place finishes in the throwing events this season.....Click here for the full article by Russ Hodges of the Rochelle New-Leader.