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Oriole shotput duo rising up the ranks

Haase, Goulet push each other to goals

  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.
  • Conant shotput tandem climbing the state ranks.

Two years ago, Justin Haase joined the Conant track team with lofty goals. A strong competitive bond with teammate Austin Goulet has pushed him and put those goals within reach.

Haase and Goulet joined forces two years ago and now find themselves leaders of the Conant track team. Justin is one of the best in the state at throwing the shot put, and Austin is a Swiss Army knife who will compete enthusiastically in any event he has entered. Their skill sets compliment one another and are crucial to the team’s success.

“I can usually take first or second every week in shot put, while Austin can place in shot put and long jump while helping out the relay team,” said Haase in an interview last week.

The duo’s versatility and success was on display last week at UNH, when Haase placed first in the shot put with a personal best throw of 45 feet, 11 inches, and Goulet took sixth in the long jump and ran a leg on the 4x160m relay team that took first overall.

Haase and Goulet take pride in mentoring the younger members of the team. “We are the seniority,” Haase said. “We try to help out any way we can.”

“We have two new girls who are throwing this year,” added Goulet. “We have been mentoring them.”

Haase is in the midst of his junior campaign. Last year, he finished fifth at the Division III state meet throwing 41 feet, six inches. “My goal this season is about 49 feet – school record,” he said. Getting that school record has been on Haase’s mind for some time now; in fact, he’s got the figure memorized.

“48 feet, 8 inches by Adam Getty in 2002,” Haase volunteered, smiling and adding: “I’ve been looking at that banner for awhile.”

Goulet is a senior who is looking to qualify for the state meet in shot put for the first time, while quietly admitting that he has been eying the school’s long jump record as well. “I just want to make it to states and do my best to help the team,” Goulet said. After this season, he plans to go to college and pursue triathlons.

Haase and Goulet are on the same page when it comes to balancing their individual and team goals. “We want the team to do the best it can,” Haase said. “The team is definitely taking a step forward this season,” added Goulet.

The dynamic duo is a big reason why.

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