Mostly, Ruby Jordan remembers walking into the facility, which looked like something out of a horror movie. Buried under Utah State’s basketball arena was its track and field throwing area, a room complete with bare concrete walls, an archery net and a message to those who use it, spray painted on the wall like a ghost had scrawled it: Throw far or die.

“And at that moment,” Jordan said, “I knew that’s where I belonged.”

Greg Woods is a sports reporter at the Idaho State Journal. Follow him on Twitter at GregWWoods.

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