McCOMB, Ohio (WTVG) - Molly Leppelmeier will soon throw as a Boilermaker for Purdue University.
But first, she has the prep track and field post season in front of her as the senior wants to close her time at McComb High School as a dual state champion in the discus and shot put.
In 2016, Leppelmeier won the shot put state championship with a throw of 46 feet 9 inches. She came up a bit shy of winner the discus title but still collected a second place award. However, the 2016 season also marked Leppelmeier's return to competition from an ACL injury she sustained while playing volleyball.
The Blanchard Valley Conference meet begins Friday with the OHSAA District and Regional meets to follow. As long as Leppelmeier does not "foul out" of the events and as she puts it, "stays healthy," the senior has specific distance goals to close 2017.
Leppelmeier currently holds the throwing records at McComb and she wants to break the discus state record (183 feet 3 inches), along with the all-division shot put mark (51 feet 2 inches).