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Boys Shot Put

Flores

Eric Flores SD 65-2.75

text by Pete Cava

As expected, Eric Flores (Custer, SD, High School), won this event.  What wasn’t anticipated was his resounding margin of victory. 
Flores went 65-2.75 in the third round, a personal best and the No. 1 high school indoor mark this season.  The breakthrough turned the event into a competition for second place. 

Jimmie Pacifico (Vandalia, OH) took the runnerup spot with a best of 61-5, almost four feet off Flores’s winning throw.  Third place went to Trey Jordan (Troy, TX) with a 60-9.25 effort. 

            “I had to keep on going after that big throw,” said the 5-10, 230-pound Flores.  “I knew I was up against good competition here.” 
            A native of Oxnard, Calif., Flores moved to South Dakota with his family when he was 11.  He took up the shot put as an eighth grader.  He’s undecided about college, but wants to major in business and continue with track and field.  Flores also does the discus and the hammer.  He was second in the weight throw here Saturday.   “My goal is to go 70 feet in the shot,” he said. 

photo by Vic Sailer / PhotoRun

Boys Shot Put

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    National: N    71-11  1/24/1970   Jesse Stuart, Glasgow, KY                

        Meet: M 66-11.25  3/2001      Jonathan Reeves, Fort Bend, Sugar Land,TX

    Freshman: (    60-00  1999        Kevin Bookout, Stroud, OK                

   Sophomore: R 65-07.75  2000        Kevin Bookout, Stroud, OK                

      Junior: J    67-00  1969        Jesse stuart, Glasgow, KY                

      Senior: $    71-11  1/24/1970   Jesse Stuart, Glasgow, KY                

    Name                    Year School                  Finals           

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Flight  1  

  1 Pickle, Eric              06 Knoxville TC,Knoxvi     17.40m   57-01.00 

  2 Gordon, Ryan              06 Woodside HS,Newport     17.30m   56-09.25 

  3 Wycinowski, Brian         06 Cheshire HS,Cheshir     17.11m   56-01.75 

  4 Stewart, Nathan           07 Concordville TC,Con     16.61m   54-06.00 

  5 Boulware, Robert          06 RJ Reynolds Hs-B,Wi     16.33m   53-07.00 

  6 Soverns, Brian            06 Grayson County H,Cl     16.20m   53-01.75 

  7 Garrison, Ahmad           07 William Tennent,War     15.92m   52-02.75 

  8 Borden, Hamilton          06 Knoxville TC,Knoxvi     15.80m   51-10.00 

  9 Ciccoli, Thomas           07 Archbishop Carro,Ki     15.60m   51-02.25 

 10 Donaldson, Chris          06 Westside Quick S,An     15.13m   49-07.75 

 11 Clark, Devan              06 Edison HS,Alexandri     14.51m   47-07.25 

Flight  2  

  1 Flores, Eric              06 Custer HS,Custer, S     19.88m   65-02.75 

  2 Pacifico, Jimmie          07 Butler-OH,Dayton, O     18.72m   61-05.00 

  3 Jordan, Colon Trey        06 Unat-TX-Troy,Troy,      18.52m   60-09.25 

  4 Chambers, Adam            07 Glen Este HS,Cincin     18.49m   60-08.00 

  5 Stephen, Benjamin         07 Union County Hs-,Li     18.19m   59-08.25 

  6 O'Neil, Scott             06 Nashua North,Nashua     16.91m   55-05.75 

  7 Crawford, Wayne           07 Chestnut Hill Ac,Ph     16.84m   55-03.00 

  8 Zajac, Michael            06 EC Glass HS,Lynchbu     16.82m   55-02.25 

  9 Williams, Robert          06 Concordville TC,Con     16.24m   53-03.50 

 10 DeChristopher, Blake      07 Unat-VA-Clover H,Mi     15.94m   52-03.75 

 11 Banks, Weston             07 Spartan F+T Club,Gr     15.91m   52-02.50 

 

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