Ryan Riordan profiles Knoch track and field standout Jordan Geist.
(Photo: Knoch freshman Jordan Geist already has surpassed the coveted 60-foot mark in the shot put. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
"In just the second outdoor meet of his high school track and field career, Knoch freshman Jordan Geist broke the 30-year-old school record for the shot put.
A few weeks earlier, Geist finished second in the shot put in the state indoor track championships.
For those who know or have seen Geist over the past few years, his early high school success is not a surprise.
"It's a family affair," Knoch track coach Wess Brahler said. "He's been groomed for this for a long time. When you see a young man like this with this kind of talent, everyone gets excited.""