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In this five-part video series, top BU athletes talk about how they do what they do best. In part one, BU track and field athlete Devon Lattrell talks about pulling from the legs to the hips to the back and to the arm, like one giant wave.

Javelin: Devon Lattrell (SAR’16)

Years Invested: 6

Commitment: 14 hours a week in season, 10 hours a week in off-season

Laurels: Massachusetts High School Champion and Thrower of the Year, senior year; fifth in New England Small College Athletic Conference championships

Goals: Stay in top five in every event

Joe Chan

Joe Chan can be reached at joechan@bu.edu.

4 Comments on Athletes in Motion: Javelin Throw

  • Logic Rules on 11.02.2015 at 8:41 am

    A nice refreshing presentation. Good luck to Devon! The BU javelin record is a tad less than 65 meters…hopefully you’ll smash it

  • D. O'Donnell on 11.02.2015 at 5:40 pm

    Surprisingly (at least to me) Michael Landon (of Bonanza fame – and little house on the Prarie fame) was an Olympic javelin thrower. I think it was his original ‘claim to fame’.

    • Logic Rules on 11.03.2015 at 2:06 pm

      Michael Landon was an excellent high school javelin thrower however he did not compete in the Olympics.

  • Zach on 11.04.2015 at 9:35 am

    These videos are beautifully produced. S/o to the cinomatographer.

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