He’s embraced the competition that’s come with the postseason. “I think being around more good competition motivates me,” McMullen said. “When there were days where the next best thrower was throwing at 120, I didn’t have much motivation to go far. So being around a bunch of other good throws is very helpful.” He also credited some of his success to working with throws coach Mike Torie. The two began training together prior to this season and increased the number of training sessions in the week leading up to the Masters Meet. “He’s been crisping everything up and this last week in practice, he was doing some throws in training about 175 and I knew if he just lined it up, he’d hit one today,” Torie said. “And he had favorable conditions too. He had a nice like, headwind today so if he hit the nose of the plate, go down a punch it like he did, it’s going to go and that’s exactly what he did.” McMullen will continue his postseason at the CIF state meet, which will be held at Buchanan High School in Clovis on Friday and Saturday. NOTES: West Ranch thrower Danny Bryant qualified for the CIF state meet in shot put. The Wildcat threw 55-0.50 on his first throw before injuring his finger to end his afternoon at the Masters Meet.
Hart's CJ McMullen is first in discus at the Masters Meet at 184-06.— Haley Sawyer (@haleymsawyer) May 26, 2018
CJ on how good it feels to represent Hart at this level: pic.twitter.com/IipSLXz45v