High School Shot Put Record Progression


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High School Shot Put Record Progression

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 08, 2003 8:14 pm

Does anybody have the high school shot put record from the time Leon Patterson of Taft High School,CA when 60 feet until Michael Carters 81+ foot throw. Thanks in advance.
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Re: High School Shot Put Record Progression

Postby Guest » Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:42 pm

Pretty sure the progression went:
Bill Nieder (Lawrence, KS)60' 9.25" May 16, 1952
Leon Patterson (Taft, CA) 60' 9.75" May 24, 1952
Don Vick (Chaffey, Ontario, CA) 62'5.25" 1953
Dave Davis (Canoga Park, CA) 62' 7.5" May19, 1956
Ray Locke (Barrington, RI) 62'7.75" May24, 1956
Homer Robertson (Pacific, San Bernardino, CA)
63' 9.5" June 2, 1956
unless Robertson threw one earlier to beat Davis and Locke to Vick's record (very possible)
Clark Branson (Pasadena, CA) 64'0.75" 1957
Dallas Long (North, Phoenix, AZ)3 times in 1958
66'1.5" March 8,
67' 2" April 12
69' 3" May 16
Karl Salb (Crossett, AR) 69' 7" 1967
Sam Walker (Samuel, Dallas, TX) several times in
1968 ending up at 72' 3.25"
Michael Carter (Jefferson, Dallas, TX) several times in 1979 ending with 81' 3.5"
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Re: High School Shot Put Record Progression

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 10, 2003 7:54 am

Thanks for the list! I always though that Leon Patterson was the first to go over 60 feet although both he and Bill Neider did it in the same year.
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Re: High School Shot Put Record Progression

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:07 am

Robertson might have been the first 60-footer earlier in the season. I just have their season's best.
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Re: High School Shot Put Record Progression

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 10, 2003 9:00 am

Homer Robertson could not have been the first over 60 feet as he made his best mark in 1956 while Patterson and Neider did it in 1952
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Re: High School Shot Put Record Progression

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:45 am

Meant Leon Patterson, wrote Homer Robertson.
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Re: High School Shot Put Record Progression

Postby gh » Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:08 am

April 19, 1951, Bakersfield--Patterson 60-0.25, breaking Darrow Hooper's 59-10.

Patterson was T&FN's prep AOY the year before, throwing 59-2.5 as a junior.
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Re: High School Shot Put Record Progression

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:18 pm

shouldn't that be April 19, 1952?
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Re: High School Shot Put Record Progression

Postby gh » Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:21 pm

Damn! Are my fingers getting fat or what?
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