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.
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