PM Thrower Fischer Signs With Gardner-Webb’s Track And Field Team

Jonathan Schwab

Monday, July 9 – Parry McCluer High School’s Josh Fischer, who won the Class 1 state shot put and discus championships last month, signed his letter of intent on Monday to throw for the Gardner-Webb University track and field team next year.

Fischer, who graduated from PM in May, decided on the Division I school after receiving various offers from Division I, II and III schools to throw and play football. He intends to study business and exercise science, and he hopes to become a physical therapist.

Joining Fischer for the signing, which took place in the PM library, were (seated, from left) his sister, Taylor; PM head track and field coach Chris Poluikis, his parents, Andy and Lisa; (standing) PM athletic director Ron Loy and principal Melissa Cobb. In addition to his family, Poluikis and Loy, Fischer praised his throwing coaches, Danny Cole and Matthew Douglas, for their support and guidance over the last four years.

Fischer said he chose Gardner-Webb because it reminds him of PM, with great coaches who are friendly, along with good athletes.

With this signing, Fischer joins 2017 PM alumnus K.J. Cook as a Division I thrower. Cook, who won the state titles in the shot put and discus last year, is a rising sophomore thrower for The College of William and Mary. Fischer and Cook are also the only two PM athletes to compete in the New Balance Nationals Outdoor meet.

For the full story on Fischer’s signing, with comments from Fischer and Loy, please see our July 18 newspaper.

(Jonathan Schwab photos)


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