"If you asked me three years ago I couldn’t have told you what a shot put was,” said Hannah Daffin, a Senior shot put thrower at McGill-Toolen.

Fast forward to today and it's safe to say Hannah Daffin knows what shot put is.

"It's become me and so when people think of shot put they think of me and that's been kind of humbling,” said Daffin.

They think of her for good reason.

Last year, Hannah set the Alabama High School Athletic Association indoor shot put record for the girls.

This season she has already broke that record as she continues to climb.

"After I saw her throw for the first time I told her and I told our head coach that she could win the rest of the state championships the rest of her high school career,” said Jordan Haynes, Hannah’s coach.

Hannah has won four state championship titles already.

"It took a lot of practice, a lot of practice and a lot of repetition and just my team being here supporting me and my coaches,” said Daffin.

In one week, she will compete in her final high school state meet before she heads to Samford University to take her career to the next level.

She will leave behind a legacy at McGill-Toolen along with good advice.

"Don't get discouraged because it doesn’t happen as fast as you think it would and it will pay off in the end. I promise,” said Daffin.

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