MARIETTA — Former Liberty County High School track and field standout Josh McNair recently took first place in the shot put and second place in the weight throw at Kennesaw State’s first Black and Gold Meet at Marietta High School .
The Dec. 15 meet was an intrasquad competition for the Owls, who compete in the Division I Atlantic Sun Conference.
McNair’s winning distances were 54 feet, 6 inches in the shot put, 49-8 in the weight throw.
As a sophomore last season, McNair was named the Atlantic Sun’s Outstanding Field Performer. At the conference meet, he established a league record with a heave of 54-0.50 feet in the shot put. Other highlights for him last season included a second-place showing in the indoor weight throw at the Tar Heel Invitational (54-0.375); a fifth-place finish in the weight throw at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic (55-2.75); and third-place finishes in the shot (52-2.5) and weight throw (55-11) at the Tiger Invitational. His weight throw is an indoor school record.
At Liberty County, McNair won back-to-back Class AAA titles in the discus.
McNair is the son of John and Bobbie McNair. He is majoring in information security and assurance at KSU.
McNair and the Owls will begin their season on Jan. 9, when they travel to South Carolina for the Clemson Invitational.