Video courtesy of her father Jamie Wilson.
Alyssa Wilson Breaks 56-Foot Barrier | Inches Closer to National Record
UCLA commit Alyssa Wilson once again extended her own state shot put record Wednesday night at the Ocean County Championships in Toms River, NJ. This time the Donovan Catholic star became only the second girl in US history to break the 56 foot barrier with her new US#2 all-time throw of 56-2.5. The performance came during her second attempt of the series.
She inches ever closer to the national high school record of 56-7.5 held by Raven Saunders of Burke, DC, which was set in 2014 at New Balance Nationals Indoor. Saunders, who graduated high school in 2014, attended Southern Illinois University before transferring to the University of Mississippi and has won NCAA titles at both schools. Most recently she made the 2016 Olympic team placing fifth in Rio with a mark of 63-05.75.
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Edited using footage from the Rebel Shot Put Series meet #2 where Wilson threw 54-5, original video courtesy of William J. McBain.