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Local track star helps Kennesaw State to number one
Josh McNair - photo by Courtesy of KSU Athletics
Former Liberty County track star Josh McNair helped the Kennesaw State University Owls men's indoor track team make history March 2, becoming the first KSU men's program to earn a Division I Conference Title.
Just a day earlier, during the first day of the Atlantic Sun Indoor Conference Championship, sophomore McNair was crowned shot put champion with a distance of 54-0.50ft.
"I knew Josh had this throw in him," field coach Mike Goss said. "He has been training all year to get to this point. With one throw he broke his personal record by two feet and put us in contention for the title. He is a true leader on this team and no one on this field deserved an individual championship more than he did."
The next day, McNair and the Owls' 12 freshmen and one senior shocked the A-Sun as they scored in almost every event. At the completion of the two-day meet KSU brought home the championship with a total of 128 points, while host Eastern Tennessee State University finished in second with 112 points and Gardner-Webb finished in third place with 95.
McNair became a duel champion as he took first in the shot put and weight throw. He tossed the 35-pound weight 56-9.50 ft, surpassing the distance he had on day one.

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