Shelby Svien, a 2022 graduate of Northfield High School, went to state in 2021 in the discus event and took third. In 2022 she had her eyes set on school records and going back to the state meet to try and have one of the most historic seasons in recent Northfield Track and Field history. She did just that by breaking the discus school record five times and coming three inches away from the school record in the shotput event. As well as taking fifth in the shotput event at state, and second in the discus event. A culmination of hard work over the last four years and late nights of training with her dad since she was a little girl set her up for one of the greatest throwing seasons Northfield has ever seen, and she wasn’t done yet.
After her incredible high school season she flew out to Eugene, Oregon to compete in the Junior National Track and Field Meet to compete against some of the best throwers in the country. She didn’t have one of her greatest performances but she was one of the few Midwest athletes that were invited to the big meet.
Her next big adventure is at the University of Sioux Falls where she plans on throwing discus, shotput, and trying the hammer throw starting in the fall with hopes of someday making it back to Hayward Field.
In her latest interview with AJ Reisetter she sits down and talks about her experience out at the Junior National Meet and what the future holds for her at the University of Sioux Falls.