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2003 indoor

5th Nike Indoor Championships

March 15-16, 2003 at Prince George's Sportsplex, Landover MD


Girls Shot Put
Michelle Carter (TX) 54-9.50 USR
Results

Michael Carter's girl is on her own and joins dad in the record books

by John Dye

Red Oak TX sr Michelle Carter flirted with the national shot put record all last year and ended up 3rd on the all time list at 53-3.75. Now, she set a US indoor record, squeezing by the old record (53-11 Laura Gerraughty 2001) by three-fourths of an inch on her third throw and smashing it on her last throw with a mark of 16.70 meters or 54-9.5.

That's two national shot put records in the family. Her dad Michael's throw of 81-3.5 at the Golden West Invitational in 1979 may be the most untouchable record in the prep books.

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Anatomy of a record

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by Elliot Denman and Rich Gonzalez

Michelle Carter’s determined to be her own person, and escape all the shadows, even if her father, Michael Carter, happens to be the greatest male scholastic shot putter the nation has ever seen – or may ever see – with a mighty U.S. record of 81-3 ½ that has stood unchallenged since 1979. Oh, and Dad went on to win the silver medal in the 1984 Olympics and take home three Super Bowl-champion medals as a San Francisco 49er.

“But Daddy didn’t want to come to this meet,” said Michelle, after her 54-9 ½ final-round performance had been duly certified and the medal ceremony concluded. “He wanted me to be on my own, to do my own thing.”

And did she ever, with all six throws topping the best mark of 47-9 ¼ by silver medalist Sarah Stevens, a Fort Collins, Co. junior.

Carter’s series for the books: 49-11 ¾, 49-3, 53-11¾, 51-11 ¾, 51-5 ¾ and 54-9 ½,

Closter, N.J.’s Kelly Fazekas took third spot (46-1 ¼) with Tiffany Evans of Dale City, Va. fourth 44-10 ¾.)

Congratulations!

from track announcer Ian Brooks

from meet director emeritus Mike Byrnes

 

Results
names highlighted in blue qualify for DyeStat Elite 2003 indoor national rankings

 

 C.F.P.I. Timing & Data 
         Nike Indoor Championships 2003 - 3/15/2003 to 3/16/2003          
                 Prince Georges Sports & Learning Complex                 
                            Landover, Maryland                            
 
Event 34  Girls Shot Put
==========================================================================
    National: N    53-11  1/9/2001    Laura Gerraughty, Nashua, NH        
        Meet: M    52-02  3/2001      Laura Gerraughty, Nashua, NH        
    Freshman: F 45-07.25  1991        Collinus Newsome, South, Denver, Co 
   Sophomore: R    47-06  1999        Briona Reynolds, Red RIverGrandForks
      Junior: J 52-05.75  2/8/1997    Heather Colyer, E Juniata,Cocolamus,
      Senior: S    53-11  1/9/2001    Laura Gerraughty, Nashua, NH        
    Name                    Year School                  Finals           
==========================================================================
Flight  1                                                                 
  1 Sylvia Galarza            04 Millville, NJ           12.90m   42-04.00
      11.91m  12.19m  12.90m  11.31m  11.26m  12.63m                      
  2 Tina Villa                04 Saratoga Springs, N     12.17m   39-11.25
      12.17m  FOUL  FOUL                                                  
  3 Grace Cunningham          03 Pembroke, MA            11.98m   39-03.75
      11.38m  11.86m  11.98m                                              
  4 Ashley Crocker            03 Lorton, VA              11.68m   38-04.00
      11.68m  11.31m  11.64m                                              
  5 Tierra Hubbard            04 Roanoke, VA             11.64m   38-02.25
      11.38m  11.64m  FOUL                                                
  6 Lorna Finn                04 Powder Springs, GA      11.62m   38-01.50
      11.39m  10.90m  11.62m                                              
  7 Marie Stringer            03 Atlanta, GA             11.19m   36-08.50
      10.89m  11.19m  FOUL                                                
  8 Kimberly Williams         03 Williamsburg, VA         9.98m   32-09.00
      9.27m  9.98m  9.01m                                                 
Flight  2                                                                 
  1 Michelle Carter           03 Ovilla, TX              16.70m   54-09.50
      15.23m  15.01m  16.44m  15.84m  15.69m  16.70m                      
  2 Sarah Stevens             04 Fort Collins, CO        14.56m   47-09.25
      14.56m  14.24m  13.53m  13.67m  13.57m  13.57m                      
  3 Kelly Fazekas             03 Closter, NJ             14.05m   46-01.25
      13.46m  FOUL  FOUL  14.05m  13.81m  13.72m                          
  4 Tiffany Evans             03 Dale City, VA           13.68m   44-10.75
      13.45m  13.48m  13.68m  11.83m  13.27m  12.92m                      
  5 Della Clark               03 Acworth, GA             13.08m   42-11.00
      12.64m  12.07m  12.74m  12.18m  13.08m  12.38m                      
  6 Lindsay Grigoriev         03 Laurel, MD              13.02m   42-08.75
      12.59m  12.45m  12.92m  12.52m  11.61m  13.02m                      
  7 Lindsey Hill              03 Mount Vernon, OH        12.42m   40-09.00
      12.12m  12.42m  12.39m  11.96m  11.91m  12.04m                      
  8 Amy Hill                  03 Mount Vernon, OH        10.39m   34-01.25
      8.58m  10.39m  FOUL                                                 
 -- Kasi Foster               03 Loveland, OH               DNS           
==========================================================================
    Name                    Year School                  Finals           
==========================================================================
Finals                                                                    
  1 Michelle Carter           03 Ovilla, TX              16.70m   54-09.50
      15.23m  15.01m  16.44m  15.84m  15.69m  16.70m                      
  2 Sarah Stevens             04 Fort Collins, CO        14.56m   47-09.25
      14.56m  14.24m  13.53m  13.67m  13.57m  13.57m                      
  3 Kelly Fazekas             03 Closter, NJ             14.05m   46-01.25
      13.46m  FOUL  FOUL  14.05m  13.81m  13.72m                          
  4 Tiffany Evans             03 Dale City, VA           13.68m   44-10.75
      13.45m  13.48m  13.68m  11.83m  13.27m  12.92m                      
  5 Della Clark               03 Acworth, GA             13.08m   42-11.00
      12.64m  12.07m  12.74m  12.18m  13.08m  12.38m                      
  6 Lindsay Grigoriev         03 Laurel, MD              13.02m   42-08.75
      12.59m  12.45m  12.92m  12.52m  11.61m  13.02m                      
  7 Sylvia Galarza            04 Millville, NJ           12.90m   42-04.00
      11.91m  12.19m  12.90m  11.31m  11.26m  12.63m                      
  8 Lindsey Hill              03 Mount Vernon, OH        12.42m   40-09.00
      12.12m  12.42m  12.39m  11.96m  11.91m  12.04m                      
  9 Tina Villa                04 Saratoga Springs, N     12.17m   39-11.25
      12.17m  FOUL  FOUL                                                  
 10 Grace Cunningham          03 Pembroke, MA            11.98m   39-03.75
      11.38m  11.86m  11.98m                                              
 11 Ashley Crocker            03 Lorton, VA              11.68m   38-04.00
      11.68m  11.31m  11.64m                                              
 12 Tierra Hubbard            04 Roanoke, VA             11.64m   38-02.25
      11.38m  11.64m  FOUL                                                
 13 Lorna Finn                04 Powder Springs, GA      11.62m   38-01.50
      11.39m  10.90m  11.62m                                              
 14 Marie Stringer            03 Atlanta, GA             11.19m   36-08.50
      10.89m  11.19m  FOUL                                                
 15 Amy Hill                  03 Mount Vernon, OH        10.39m   34-01.25
      8.58m  10.39m  FOUL                                                 
 16 Kimberly Williams         03 Williamsburg, VA         9.98m   32-09.00
      9.27m  9.98m  9.01m                                                 
 -- Kasi Foster               03 Loveland, OH               DNS           

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