Jasmine Tiatia’s focus and drive is one of the main reasons the Evergreen High School junior is one of the state’s elite shot putters.
But one of her goals every track and field meet comes with a side of lightheartedness.
“I’m constantly making jokes inside and outside the ring,” Tiatia said, “and practice my stand-up once or twice.”
As good of an amateur comedian Tiatia, uses laughter for the benefit of others: to boost competitors’ spirits or break up any tense moments a competition may bring.
Her goal? Bring out of the best in other throwers to make for a better competition for all.