Senior track and field athlete David Phillips started the sport when he was in the seventh grade, and he loves what it offers.
"It's all about trying to get to the next best mark, and celebrating it with everyone else. It's an individual atmosphere when you're part of a team, and I've always loved that." said Phillips.
His stoic demeanor serves him well when throwing the hammer.
"Just an awesome chance to be part of a team and it's almost uh a whatever happens is an awesome feeling. I think that's always been part of it. I"am going to work as hard as I can but whatever comes out I'm still going to be happy." said Phillips.
The leadership and the modeling for our younger kids has been fabulous and his performances is really inspiring to everybody." said MSU Track and Field Coach Dale Kennedy.
The Deer Lodge native repped the bobcats proud in Austin this weekend, finishing eleventh overall in the hammer throw, advancing to his first NCAA Championship.