Trey Knight Sets Meet Record, Bests Own Sophomore Class Record In Weight Throw

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
  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