It was odd but it was not the pants.
Jordan Rezac swears his uncharacteristic and disappointing showing in the discus at the 74th annual Chandler Rotary had nothing to do with his trademark Stars and Stripes pants he wears at most track meets.
“It can’t be the pants,” he said. “I’ve worn them since my freshman year. I hope it’s not. It can’t be the pants.”
Rezac was the third seeded athlete in the discus at the Chandler Rotary, but never got a chance to show his wares as he faulted on all three attempts.
“It was a mental block or something,” he said. “Everyone said I didn’t look like myself. The cage is real close and I just didn’t have it.”
It appears it was just a blip on the radar as the senior returned to form the following week when he won the Peoria Invitational with a throw of 161-feet and 7-inches on March 28 for the second best distance in the state this year.
“It was important to come back with a strong (effort),” he said. “I needed to get a throw out there.”
Rezac is back to 100 percent after two separate injuries essentially wiped out his senior year of football. As of now the plan is to head to Mesa Community College for track and football (not until sophomore year) unless his performance this spring bring more attention from college.
“That’s the plan right now,” he said.
A long with keeping his trademark pants.
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