Mount Hebron rising senior Brenden Chavis is the reigning Howard County champion in the shot put and discus, and he shares some of his tips before taking on a teammate and a reporter in a throwing competition. (Jon Sham/Baltimore Sun video)

Rising Mt. Hebron senior Brenden Chavis is Howard County's preeminent expert on throwing weights around.
The defending county champion in both the indoor shot put (49-08.25), outdoor discus (142-05) and shot put (43-07.50), was also a regional champion in the outdoor discus (137-5) and indoor shot put (47-6.75) and placed fifth in shot put at the state meet (48-11) and fourth at the indoor state meet (48-5.25).
Chavis also plays football for the Vikings, making four sacks as a defensive lineman last season.