All-Americans Wanted In NB Nationals Boys Shot Put

The shot put at NBNO looks to be a match up between U.S. No. 2 Willie Morrison and U.S. No. 3 Jordan Geist. Both of these guys have broken 69' and both hold more than a four foot gap on the rest of the field. Morrison finished fourth at New Balance Indoor Nationals in February and has won every competition since. However, Geist will be looking to put the pressure on and will make this an intense contest to watch.

This predominantly senior field looks to end their high school throwing days on high notes so look for many guys going for their PR's in this one. Despite the large senior presence, Adrian Piperi joins Geist to represent the future of high school shot put as they are both only sophomores. Watch out for them over these next two years. A healthy rivalry could be brewing between them come NBNO next year.

Take a look below at the US Top 50 ranked athletes who will be competing in the championship Boys Shot Put at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor based on the entry list as of June 15th. Register and find more information on the New Balance Nationals here.

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US Top 50 Ranked In New Balance Nationals Boys Shot Put (as of 6/16)

Full Rankings

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
269-4.5WILLIE MORRISON

KS Leavenworth High School

2015

Kansas State Track and Field Championships1st

369-1

JORDAN GEIST

PA Knoch

2017

42nd Annual Baldwin Invitational1st

565-11.25

ERIC FAVORS

NY North Rockland

2015

NYSPHSAA - NY State Champs1st

665-5.25

ADRIAN PIPERI

TX The Woodlands

2017

UIL Track and Field Championship1st

1063-11.25

ISAIAH ROGERS

GA Campbell High School

2016

GHSA AAAAAA Sectional B (Regions 1,3,7,8)1st

1363-5

BEN PETERSON

OH Solon

2016

NOC Valley Championship1st

1463-4.5

EVAN MCCRACKEN

TN Cherokee High School

2015

TSSAA AAA Section 1 Sectional1st

2262-3.5

DAVID SCHALL

IN Avon High School

2015

Midwest Meet of Champions1st

2362-1.5

BRETT NEELLY

TN Gallatin High School

2015

TSSAA AAA Section 3 North Sub-Sectional1st

2661-11

CHRISTIAN BUCKLEY

WV Poca

2015

Dick Darby Invitational1st

3361-7.5

LUKE GRODESKA

NJ St. Rose HS

2016

Shore Conference Championships1st

3861-2

RYAN DAVIS

NC Pine Forest

2015

Mid-South Conference Track and Field Championships1st

3861-2

NICK COGHILL

CA Valencia High (SS)

2015

Orange County Championships1st

4660-8.75

WALT PETZEL

OH Zane Trace

2015

OHSAA State Track and Field Championship2nd

4760-8.5

MARCUS ABRAHAM

NC Victory Christian

2015

Victory Christian Home Meet1st

Entries as of 6/16:

Event 59  Boys Shot Put Championship
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Saturday 6/20/2015 - 3:45 PM
 8 advance to the final
    National:  81-03.50  6/16/1979   Michael Carter, Jefferson, Dallas TX      
        Meet:  71-08.75  6/20/2009   Mason Finley, Buena Vista, Co             
    Freshman:  67-10.25  5/3/2008    Nick Vena, Morristown, NJ                 
   Sophomore:     72-08  6/4/2009    Nick Vena, Morristown, NJ                 
      Junior:  72-10.50  5/5/2010    Nick Vena, Morristown, NJ                 
      Senior:  81-03.50  6/16/1979   Michael Carter, Jefferson, Dallas, TX     
           Name                        Year School                                
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  1   4949 Abraham, Marcus               15 Charlotte, NC               
  2   2252 Adams, Terrell                16 Raleigh, NC                 
  3    808 Addlesberger, Ryan            15 Cinnaminson, NJ             
  4   4607 Ahearn, Francis               15 Saddle River, NJ            
  5    912 Beatty, Benjamin              16 Fredericksburg,             
  6   4259 Benson, Kevin                 15 Toms River, NJ              
  7   3765 Botett, Nicolas               16 Dayton, NJ                  
  8   4824 Brennan, Sean                 15 Westfield, NJ               
  9   3230 Buckley, Christian            15 Hurricane, WV               
 10   1936 Cannistraci, Andrew           16 New Rochelle, NY            
 11   2571 Castillo, Vlad                15 Belle Mead, NJ              
 12   1562 Chappell, Owen                15 Chesapeake, VA              
 13   4908 Coghill, Nick                 15 Anaheim, CA                 
 14   3180 Davis, Ryan                   15 Fayetteville, NC            
 15    738 Detz, Robert                  15 Newburgh, NY                
 16   2837 Favors, Eric                  15 Pomona, NY                  
 17   2121 Geist, Jordan                 17 Cabot, PA                   
 18   3928 Grodeska, Luke                16 Neptune, NJ                 
 19   4633 Johnson, Christian            15 Farmington, NY              
 20   1807 Ligons, Daniel                16 Holly Springs, N            
 21    786 Liskowitz, Andrew             15 Middletown, NJ              
 22   5020 Lucas, David                     Lititz, PA                  
 23   4766 McCracken, Evan               15 Rogersville, TN             
 24   4437 Morrison, Willie              15 Leavenworth, KS             
 25   1214 Neary, John                   15 Houston, TX                 
 26   3948 Neelly, Brett                 15 Gallatin, TN                
 27   2906 Overton, Sam                  15 Avon, IN                    
 28   2123 Patterson, Cole               16 Knoxville, TN               
 29   3753 Peterson, Benjamin            16 Solon, OH                   
 30   5357 Petzel, Walter                15 Kingston, OH                
 31   4162 Piperi, Adrian                17 The Woodlands, T            
 32   4209 Rogers, Isaiah                16 Throw1Deep, GA              
 33    877 Ruh, Ethan                    16 Omaha, NE                   
 34   2907 Schall, David                 15 Avon, IN                    
 35   2312 Schaufelberger, Adam          15 LaGrange, IL                
 36   2430 Smith, Christian              15 McDonald, OH                
 37   3931 Stelljes, Connor              15 Mason, OH                   
 38   1497 Stout, James                  17 Glenville, WV               
 39   4503 Targgart, Logan               15 Coldwater, MI               
 40    609 Vazquez, Jaelen               15 bronx, NY                   
 41   4157 Voeks, Grant                  15 Great Falls, VA             
 
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