DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- Eisenhower graduate Drew Thaxton has been named a Division-III All-American for the Monmouth College track and field team.

Thaxton earned the honor in two events -- shot put and weight throw.

He and other Scots athletes were in North Carolina for the national meet when it was canceled. The NCAA awarded All-America status to athletes based on numbers achieved earlier in the season.

Thaxton finished second in the state in Class 2A shot put his senior year (58-5.25 inches).

In this extended interview, Thaxton talks to WAND's Gordon Voit about his growth as an athlete (increasing his bench press to 465 pounds) but also as a student, man and spiritually.

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