Track & Field athlete joins university’s program


By Brandon Klein - [email protected]



Dani Court, center, signs on to join the track & field program at Siena Heights University with graduate assistant coach Jordan Burkholder, left, and her father, Jeff Court on May 20. Court will continue her athletic career as a discuss thrower and will study business management and marketing.


Brandon Klein | Galion Inquirer

Galion track and field star Dani Court will continue her academic and athletic career at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Mich. as a discuss thrower.

“It’s barely Michigan,” Court said with a laugh.

She said Galion was the place for her to succeed. During her senior year on the field, Court has set school records during the Ontario Relays [125 feet, 1 1/2 inches] and again at the Galion Kiwanis Track Invitational — 125 feet, 11 inches.

“She’s worked hard,” her father, Jeff Court, said.

And her coaches agree with that assessment.

“She’s gotten better every year,” Galion track and field head coach Todd Roston said.

Court would get up at 5:30 a.m. to workout in the weight room with the discuss throw coach Brent Tyrrell.

“She does a great job of what we ask her to do,” he said.

Siena Heights’ graduate assistant throw coach Jordan Burkholder said they knew Court would be a good fit for their track and field program when she visited the campus. Court will study business management and marketing, while competing for the Saints.

Court follows a number of Galion athletes who have committed to play athletics at the college level: Drake Barnett, football, University of Findlay; Jacob Staiger, football, University of Charleston in West Virginia; Paul Keller, football, Baldwin Wallace University in Berea; and Taylor Valentine, volleyball, Heidelberg University.

Before Court hits the workout room on June 21, the Lady Tiger has her eyes to compete and win at the state meet. Court travels tonight to Oak Harbor High School to compete in the regionals.

“I’ve been working for this,” she said.

Dani Court, center, signs on to join the track & field program at Siena Heights University with graduate assistant coach Jordan Burkholder, left, and her father, Jeff Court on May 20. Court will continue her athletic career as a discuss thrower and will study business management and marketing.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_DSC_0032.jpgDani Court, center, signs on to join the track & field program at Siena Heights University with graduate assistant coach Jordan Burkholder, left, and her father, Jeff Court on May 20. Court will continue her athletic career as a discuss thrower and will study business management and marketing. Brandon Klein | Galion Inquirer

By Brandon Klein

[email protected]

Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

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