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Track and field star headed to Ashland

Tolich signs letter of intent

February 7, 2011
By J.T. Whitehouse
Fitch’s throwing star Ali Tolich signed her letter of intent Feb. 3 to throw discus, shot put, and hammer for Division II Ashland University’s track and field team this fall. She said she is looking forward to her college track career, but has one more season to break the school record before moving on.

“It’s not a matter of will she do it,” said Fitch girls track coach T.J. Koniowsky, “It’s a matter of when.”

At present, Tolich has tied the discus record. She said she hopes to break that as well as passing the school shot put record of Julie Victor that is 45 feet, seven-and-a-half inches.

Over her career at Fitch, Tolich was the 2010 Division I state champion in both discus and shot put. She also held the 2010 indoor weight throw and shot put championship, was named All-American at the Nike Indoor Nationals, recorded a discus mark of 160 feet 2 inches to rank number six nationally last year, broke or tied five records and never lost one meet in 2010 for discus.

In 2009, she was the Division I runner up in discus and in indoor weight throw. She was named the Fitch track MVP in her freshman, sophomore and junior years. Academically she carries a 3.8 GPA.

“Needless to say, she is one of the best to ever grace our athletic and academic arenas at Fitch,” Koniowsky said.

Tolich chose Ashland because of the coach. She will be working under Jud Logan, who is a four-time Olympic hammer thrower. He coached two U.S. Olympic team members, namely A.G. Kruger in 2004 and 2008 and Jackie Jescheling in 2004.

“Her choice was difficult, turning down basically every college on this half of the country,” Koniowsky said. “Her choice was made with the 2016 games in mind.”

Tolich said she wants to go to the Olympic trials which will be one year after she graduates.

“The training under coach Logan will be at a level I’ve never experienced before,” Tolich said.

Tolich began her track and field career in the seventh grade. By a stoke of fate, she had to miss her first practice ever and started the second week. When she arrived on the practice field, she was told to go try throwing. From there, Tolich blossomed into Fitch’s top thrower and one who will be making a name for herself at Ashland.

In the fall, Tolich competed in soccer for all four years at Fitch. She is the daughter of David and Deborah Tolich.

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Falcon track and field star Ali Tolich signed her letter of intent on Feb. 3 to throw discus, shot put and hammer for Ashland University this fall. Attending the signing were her parents Deborah and David Tolich and her coach T.J. Koniowsky.

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Fitch’s throwing star Ali Tolich signed her letter of intent Feb. 3 to throw discus, shot put, and hammer for Division II Ashland University’s track and field team this fall. She said she is looking forward to her college track career, but has one more season to break the school record before moving on.
“It’s not a matter of will she do it,” said Fitch girls track coach T.J. Koniowsky, “It’s a matter of when.”
At present, Tolich has tied the discus record. She said she hopes to break that as well as passing the school shot put record of Julie Victor that is 45 feet, seven-and-a-half inches.
Over her career at Fitch, Tolich was the 2010 Division I state champion in both discus and shot put. She also held the 2010 indoor weight throw and shot put championship, was named All-American at the Nike Indoor Nationals, recorded a discus mark of 160 feet 2 inches to rank number six nationally last year, broke or tied five records and never lost one meet in 2010 for discus.
In 2009, she was the Division I runner up in discus and in indoor weight throw. She was named the Fitch track MVP in her freshman, sophomore and junior years. Academically she carries a 3.8 GPA.
“Needless to say, she is one of the best to ever grace our athletic and academic arenas at Fitch,” Koniowsky said.
Tolich chose Ashland because of the coach. She will be working under Jud Logan, who is a four-time Olympic hammer thrower. He coached two U.S. Olympic team members, namely A.G. Kruger in 2004 and 2008 and Jackie Jescheling in 2004.
“Her choice was difficult, turning down basically every college on this half of the country,” Koniowsky said. “Her choice was made with the 2016 games in mind.”
Tolich said she wants to go to the Olympic trials which will be one year after she graduates.
“The training under coach Logan will be at a level I’ve never experienced before,” Tolich said.
Tolich began her track and field career in the seventh grade. By a stoke of fate, she had to miss her first practice ever and started the second week. When she arrived on the practice field, she was told to go try throwing. From there, Tolich blossomed into Fitch’s top thrower and one who will be making a name for herself at Ashland.
In the fall, Tolich competed in soccer for all four years at Fitch. She is the daughter of David and Deborah Tolich.

 
 

 

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