Desert Vista’s Hayden Gorovitz breaks state record in javelin

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

Hayden Gorovitz began throwing a javelin when he was 6 years old. But the spear was left alone at times while he pursued football and baseball.

When those sports didn’t work out as well as he would have liked, he turned back to the javelin.

“When those two sports fell through, that long spear was right there waiting for me,” Gorovitz said.

Now, as a junior at Phoenix Desert Vista High School, he owns the state record in the event, with bigger throws in sight. Last week, at the Glendale Mountain Ridge Track and Field Invitational, Gorovitz let loose for a state-record 209 feet, 6 inches. It is the top throw in the nation by a high school athlete this year.

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