Benjamin Shue Unloads NJ No. 5 All-Time Throw In Discus

Benjamin Shue of Bergen Catholic moved up to No. 5 all-time in state history in the discus with a massive throw of 204-10 at a tri-meet on Tuesday at Paramus Catholic.

In the meet vs. Paramus Catholic and DePaul, the junior lefty surpassed his PR by more than 4 feet. Shue's previous best of 200-10 came at the Big North Championships last May 4, and his 204-10 is No. 2 in the nation this season behind the 206-9.50 thrown on April 10 by senior Gates Hinton of Fuquay-Varina in North Carolina.

Watch Shue's bomb in the video below

Shue, who owns the State Freshmen (198-5) and State Sophomore (200-1) records, is now closing in on the State Junior Class record of 207-2 set in 2011 by Olympian Sam Mattis of East Brunswick. But Shue's ultimate target is the state record of 218-4 that Mattis set at the 2012 GMC Relays at South Brunswick High.

Shue has joined some elite company on the NJ all-time list.  

Only Mattis (218-4), Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne of Overbook (216-11 in 1996), Glenn DiGiorgio of Bayonne (213-4 in 2002), and Adam Kuehl of Monmouth Regional (209-0 in 2002) have thrown the discus further in NJ high school history!!!

Shue will try to move past some of those legendary names when he steps back into the circle at the Bergen County Relays tomorrow at River Dell High. Shue will throw the discus on Wednesday and the shot put on Thursday.