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Thorington still chasing elusive record

Cobleskill's Don Thorington, winds up to throw a shot put at UAlbany Thursday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Cobleskill's Don Thorington, winds up to throw a shot put at UAlbany Thursday.
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Ever the perfectionist, Cobleskill-Richmondville senior weight thrower Don Thorington couldn’t resist his Navy recruiter’s enticement. “My recruiter told me that I would be the strongest Nuke in the Navy,” said the 6-foot-1, 240-pounder, who plans on becoming a nuclear engineer. Indeed, Thorington may use his multiple physical and mental skills to help protect his country in the future, but for now, he has his sights set on his school’s shot put record. Although Thorington has ...


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