Sophia Grinstead Striving For TAPPS' All-Time Marks

She's one of the top throwers in the state, and yet most people have never heard of Bracken Christian. Or Bulverde, where the TAPPS 2A school is located.

That's about to change.

As junior Sophia Grinstead continues to improve on her shot put (45-02, currently second in the state), college coaches will use their GPS to find the small town just north of San Antonio.

Sophia's goals are simple: 1) Claim the all-time TAPPS 2A shot and discus marks, and then 2) claim the all-time TAPPS shot and discus marks. For her to accomplish this goal, she'll need to listen to AC/DC's Thunderstruck a lot before her senior season ends, as this is the song, according to her coach, where when it plays prior to her event, she'll PR. 

The all-time TAPPS 2A shot put mark is 47-00.00 held by Parker Clay of Shiner St. Paul (and Texas A&M), and the all-time TAPPS 2A discus mark is 143-04 held by Ashley Field of Faith Academy of Marble Falls. 

Beyond these marks, the all-time TAPPS shot put mark is 48-03.50 by Faith Mitchell of St. Agnes, and the all-time TAPPS discus mark is 150-02 by Christina Mueller of San Antonio Antonian.