The class 2A state champion for girls discus is now heading to the next level.
This afternoon, Our Lady Academy’s Marguerite Gelpi signed with Rhodes College, fresh off her championship throw of 90.6. A big day overall for the standout Crescent who shares a May 10th birthday with her two other triplets, along with her parent’s anniversary, and winning OLA ‘Senior of the Day.’
As it pertains to her craft, Gelpi says she’s a quick learner, having picked up the sport less than three years ago and having picked her college a month ago. “I started off not really knowing how to do it and I had to learn from YouTube videos. And then over the past six months I’ve spent time training in Mobile with a Hungarian Olympian. And so he’s really helped me to get my technique down, and I just really love the sport. I mean it just kind of feels like a same old day except I’m surrounded with friends and family. You get a few more hugs in the hallway and some cake.”
Gelpi says she picked Rhodes College over Millsaps.