2012-05-31 / Family

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.

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