Track and Field: Donovan Catholic’s Alyssa Wilson Breaks National Shot Put Record
Alyssa Wilson has done it again.
The Donovan Catholic senior throwing sensation broke the high school outdoor national record in the shot put with a throw of 57-01.25 (17.41m) during Monday's Ocean County Championships at Jackson Liberty High School.
Wilson came into the event second all-time with a throw of 55-9.25 set when she won the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 2016. Earlier this year, Wilson set the high school indoor national record at the Eastern States Championships with a throw of 57-05.5. She is the only high school girls in history to break 57 feet in the shot put.
Wilson, who will continue her career at UCLA, also owns the state record and 11th best mark in U.S. high school history in the discus. She threw 182 feet at the Rowan University Open on May 7 to eclipse her previous personal best of 175-1 accomplished at the 2016 Ocean County Championships.
Both indoor and outdoor shot put records were previously held by current Ole Miss junior Raven Saunders, who competed for Burke High School in Charleston, South Carolina. Saunders is a three-time NCAA shot put champion, winning the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships and 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships as a member of Southern Illinois' track and field team before taking the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championship with Ole Miss.
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