Could Trey Knight be blossoming into the next can't-miss weight throw star in high school track and field?
It seems the Ridgefield (WA) High sophomore, who already owns the freshman and sophomore class records in the weight throw, made a bid for that honor Friday in Seattle.
Knight bested his own U.S. No. 1 mark in the weight throw with a remarkable 83 feet, 0.25 inch toss at the UW High School Invitational, surpassing his former mark of 74-5.75 from December, and setting a new facility record for the high school meet in the process.
His new effort also now stands U.S. No. 7 all-time according to our MileSplit rankings and puts him on a list with 11 others who have posted a mark over 80 feet in the event. He's also 13 feet clear of the second-best thrower in the nation this indoor campaign.
Knight will transition to the shot put on Saturday at The Dempsey, hoping to best his mark of 58-9 from July at the USATF Region 13 Championship. Knight also owns a best of 218-8.5 in the hammer throw and 172-5 in the discus. He finished the outdoor 2017 season as U.S. No. 1 for freshmen in the discus and hammer throw and was U.S. No. 2 in the shot put.
Event 28 Men Weight Throw ================================================================================= Meet Record: m 21.73m 2/4/2017 Joseph Ellis, Unattached Name Year School Finals Points ================================================================================= Finals 1 Knight, Trey Unattached 25.30mm 83-00.25 m 24.58m 25.30m 24.07m 24.01m 24.20m 24.92m 2 Metcalf, Matt Sheldon Club Track 16.78m 55-00.75 15.10m 15.66m 15.49m 16.78m FOUL FOUL 3 Kirk Woodbury, Joseph Unattached 15.75m 51-08.25 14.88m 15.44m 15.75m 14.89m 14.74m FOUL 4 Gibbon, Jackson William Unattached 15.53m 50-11.50 13.72m 15.00m 15.53m 14.13m FOUL 14.94m 5 Buckles, Henry Super Thrower 11.22m 36-09.75 FOUL 8.87m FOUL FOUL 10.40m 11.22m 6 Flickinger, Sam Stayton Road 7.36m 24-01.75 2.70m FOUL 7.36m PASS PASS PASS 7 Waters, Jack Stayton Road 7.24m 23-09.00 6.86m 7.24m FOUL PASS PASS PASS 8 Fowler, Noah Stayton Road 6.93m 22-09.00 6.41m 6.93m 6.42m PASS PASS PASS