Carters HS Shot record 12lb 81-3.5 or 16lb 67-9


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Carters HS Shot record 12lb 81-3.5 or 16lb 67-9

Postby puddys12 » Sat May 18, 2013 1:30 pm

Carters 12Lb and 16Lb records are crazy and everyone talks about his 81-3.5 12lb record but his 67-9 in the 16Lb to me is just as crazy . I think the 81-3.5 will be beat before the 67-9. Which record will fall first if and when it happens ?
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Re: Carters HS Shot record 12lb 81-3.5 or 16lb 67-9

Postby Dave » Sat May 18, 2013 3:49 pm

The kiwi is likely to beat the 16 lb mark. I don't think the 12lb will be important enough for him to get too serious about.
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Re: Carters HS Shot record 12lb 81-3.5 or 16lb 67-9

Postby aaronk » Sun May 19, 2013 7:32 am

I thought Nick Vena had a chance after he broke the frosh mark (12 lb) with 67-10 and 1/2 in 2008.....then broke the soph class mark with his 72-8 in 2009.

But then he improved less than 3 inches in his junior year.....so that sort of dampened my expectations and hopes.

Other than Vena back a few years, there's no one that really has a chance....at least not among the present high school class.
I'd say BOTH marks, the 12 and 16 lb'ers, are going to be around a few more years!

BTW, if you're talking about US high school records, then whatever Jacko Gill does shouldn't count.
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Re: Carters HS Shot record 12lb 81-3.5 or 16lb 67-9

Postby Marlow » Sun May 19, 2013 5:13 pm

puddys12 wrote:Carters 12Lb and 16Lb records are crazy and everyone talks about his 81-3.5 12lb record but his 67-9 in the 16Lb to me is just as crazy . I think the 81-3.5 will be beat before the 67-9. Which record will fall first if and when it happens ?


aaronk wrote:BTW, if you're talking about US high school records, then whatever Jacko Gill does shouldn't count.

I think Jacko DOES count, because the records are so freakish, if ANYONE can do it at the same age, it counts.

Ryan Crouser's 77-2.75/63-11 was the closest anyone's come. If Jacko can't do it, it'll be decades before anyone has a serious shot (pun!). But remember that Terry Albritton threw 69+ (21.05) as a Junior. Mike Carter turned 19 the year he threw 67-9, so they were essentially equals.
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Re: Carters HS Shot record 12lb 81-3.5 or 16lb 67-9

Postby runforlife » Mon May 20, 2013 2:40 pm

I always thought there were 2 unbeatable HS records: 81' and 28:32.
But I thought the same about 3:55.
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