Men's track adds South Gallia grad
Rio Grande Sports Information
Fields, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound thrower, placed ninth in the shot put at the district championship meet last season for head coach Jack Jamps' Rebels.
"I feel very lucky to have been given this opportunity," said Fields. "Competing at the collegiate level has been a dream of mine all through high school."
Fields set personal bests during his prep career by recording a distance of 46'3" in the shot, which also happens to be a South Gallia High School record.
"He's an outstanding young man and we're thrilled to have him in our program," Willey said. "He should be able to help us in the throwing events this year as a freshman. He's a very good student and great young man."
Fields, who is going to focus on Sport and Exercise Science as his area of study, was drawn to Rio Grande due to academics.
"I'm here to not only continue my athletic career but also further my education," said Fields. "I have hopes of scoring points for the team this season and possibly breaking some records."
Fields is the son of Mark and Traci Fields of Gallipolis.