Logansport senior Samantha Kain was a part of the Berries’ semistate girls basketball team and is also a standout athlete in track and field.
Kain competes in the throwing events for the Lady Berries track team. She considers herself about equal in ability in the shot put and discus.
Her career best throws are 90 feet in the discus and 33 feet in the shot.
She will be a contender for the titles in both events at Saturday’s Cass County meet at Berry Stadium.
“I hope so. I think I have a good chance,” she said.
Lewis Cass is the five-time defending county team champion.
The Lady Berries defeated the Kings by five points in a dual meet Monday in Walton.
“I think our girls have a pretty good chance of winning if we work hard,” Kain said.
She hopes to also place in both events at the North Central Conference meet with a top eight finish and also hopes to advance out of the Madison-Grant Sectional with a top four finish.
Indiana State-bound thrower Summer Blackamore of Kokomo is the favorite at both the NCC and sectional.
Kain was one of the top bench players for the Lady Berries basketball team that went 24-3 and won its third straight NCC title, second straight sectional title and first ever regional crown.
Kain, a 5-9 forward, was known to play solid defense in the middle and was seemingly always in the right spot.
She played big minutes in the Berries’ regional win.
In the semifinal against Fort Wayne Carroll, starter Sydney Bullard sat out about the last four minutes of the third quarter after spraining her ankle and then Nakeya Penny sat out four minutes to start the fourth quarter after picking up her fourth foul. Kain filled in for both and helped the Berries to keep their lead in that contest.