During a track and field meet about four months ago, an argument ensued at the check-in table for the shot-put event.
There was Jaycee Olsen, a Corona del Mar High senior, not budging from her stance. She wanted to compete. But the person at the table did not think Olsen looked like a thrower.
The person clarified the area was for throwers, and sprinters checked in at a different table.
Olsen didn’t back down. She wanted to throw.
The person reiterated. Olsen, once again, said she was there to compete in the shot put.
“It’s really cool because I ended up winning,” Olsen said. “It was like an in-your-face kind of thing.”
Olsen may not have the stereotypical build of a thrower, but she’s putting her success right into the faces of those who think she can’t compete in the discus and shot put.