Nickolette Dunbar Brings Home a National Championship in the Girls Shot Put

What better way to cap off one of the best girls throwing seasons in state history than having our state leading US#1 and US#2 ranked shot putters go head to head at Nationals?! Whippany Park's Nickolette Dunbar, US#2 this season, continued her success winning a national championship shot put title with a mark of 54-07.50. Our US#1 ranked athlete Alyssa Wilson of Donovan Catholic took second with a mark of 53-03.5, and we had two other athletes make the top ten as well with Jessica Molina in seventh and Danielle Notarfrancesco in ninth. 

Dunbar and Wilson had been going back and forth during their head to head match-ups this season. Wilson winning Easterns on March 1st with a mark of 54-11, Dunbar second at 51-08, and Dunbar taking the Meet of Champions back on February 27th with 53-2 over Wilson who was second at 50-00. 

Watch Dunbar's post meet interview above, conducted by Dennis Young, as she discusses her national title performance. The top ten finishers in the event are below with New Jersey athletes in bold, full results here.

1Nickolette Dunbar12Whippany Park HS54-07.503
2Alyssa Wilson11Donovan Catholic HS53-03.503
3Elena Bruckner12San Jose Catholic School50-08.003
4Sophia Rivera12Brentwood High School50-01.253
5Kathleen Young11Warrensburg-Latham High School49-02.253
6Khayla Dawson12Northside Christian Academy47-11.253
7Jessica Molina12Westwood HS47-09.003
8Emily Stauffer12Cocalico46-06.753
9Danielle Notarfrancesco11Jackson Liberty HS44-08.003
10Alexis Daniels12Binghamton HS44-06.753