Alyssa Wilson Breaks National Shot Put Record


Video courtesy of Jamie Wilson.

It felt like it was a matter of time, and that time has finally come. Alyssa Wilson of Donovan Catholic (NJ) broke the outdoor national record in the shot put with a throw of 57-01.25 (17.41m) at the Ocean County Championships on Monday. 

Before this, Wilson was ranked second all-time in the discipline thanks to her previous outdoor best of 55-9.25, which earned her the win at New Balance Nationals Outdoor last spring. She began her historic senior campaign by becoming the only girl in high school history to break 57 feet after setting the indoor national record at 57-5.5 this past winter.

Last weekend, the UCLA signee showed her versatility by throwing a New Jersey state record in the discus with a mark of 182-0. That performance ranks U.S. No. 1 this season and breaks into the top 15 all-time. You can read more about and watch that performance here

She once again passes another successful shot put thrower, Raven Saunders, who held the previous best shot put mark of 56-8.25 since 2014 at the Taco Bell Classic in South Carolina. Before Wilson broke the indoor record, Saunders had held that honor as well. You can watch Saunder's record-breaking throw from 2014 below. 


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