Paris Armstrong to throw for NIACC Trojans
Press Staff Report
CHARLES CITY — Paris Armstrong, a senior thrower for the Charles City Comets girls track and field team, signed her letter of intent to throw for North Iowa Area Community College on Wednesday.
“The most I’m excited for is meeting new people and becoming stronger than what I am now,” Armstrong said about her pending collegiate experience. “It excites me to be more powerful.”
When asked why she chose NIACC specifically, Armstrong said, “First, it was the nursing program and seeing that it is extremely nice. And when I got in contact with (NIACC coach) Coltin Hahle, it made me think about track more and how I enjoy throwing a lot.”
Hahle says he sees a lot of potential in Armstrong.
“I saw her throw at a meet last year where I noticed that she’s got all the intangibles,” he said. “Now, it’s all about refining. Just talking to her over the last couple of weeks, (l have seen) she’s made a lot of growth and I’m excited to see what she can do when gets into our program.
“For throwing, we will have six women and she will be right in there with all of them. The nice thing about going from high school to college, women’s weights don’t go up. There’s not a big adjustment.”
Armstrong is grateful for the guidance from Comet throwing coach Josh Dean and the education she has received as a student at Carrie Lane.
“Carrie Lane has helped me get my credits to where they needed to be in order to be successful with school and still be able to focus on throwing,” she said.