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It has been very entertaining to watch the track and field career of Gabe Montoya, of Lyle-Wishram, mainly because he is a talented athlete, but also because he can take some ribbing, which you must be able to do if you compete for the Cougars with coaches Rick Knowles and Mike Vorce who are relentless in their teasing that accompanies their coaching.

Montoya has enjoyed success in shot put, discus and javelin mainly through pure strength. Knowles and Vorce have been riding him for years to work on his technique, particularly in the shot put, where he has under-performed at State.

In 2013 Montoya opened the season with a toss of 45-feet, one-half inch. He hit his peak on April 12 that yea...

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