South Park’s Stanley Sets National Mark In Javelin
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. ( AP) – South Park High School senior Bill Stanley has had a record-setting day at the PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University.
Stanley set a National Federation of High Schools and PIAA record in the javelin. On his first throw, Stanley unleashed a toss of 246 feet, 9 inches. That’s the best high school toss since the javelin was re-weighted in 2002. The effort broke the mark of 244-2 set by Sam Crouser of Gresham High School in Oregon in 2010.
The throw by the Ohio State-bound Stanley easily eclipsed the PIAA meet record of 224-2 by Cedar Crest’s Thomas Jordan in 2003.
NFHS and PIAA records are only recognized in state championship meets.