Who Takes Over In The Shot Put After Two All-Time Greats Graduated

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It's unlikely there will be a pair like Jordan Geist and Adrian Piperi going throw-for-throw against each other in the immediate future. 

The duo, formerly of Knoch (PA) High and The Highlands (TX) -- and now at the University of Arizona and the University of Texas -- owned the national landscape in the shot put over the past two years and earned records in the process, both successfully pushing to the limits past 70-foot throws. 

The question will be where the event goes in 2018. 

Will anyone even approach 70 feet? 

The talent is there for improvement, but the jury is still out on whether a crop of newcomers can challenge for Geist's and Piperi's best marks. The top returner from last year, Kingsley-Pierson (IA) High's Nick Phelps, only threw in two indoor events in 2017. 

But already in 2018, Peach State (GA) Throwers senior Jermaine Anderson has etched his name toward the top of rankings with a 61-6.25 throw. He finished last year with the 33rd best throw in the country.

If that's any indication, we should see some special things happen in the shot put this winter. 

Click on the slideshow to see the current best 400 throwers, and then purse through the rankings over the past five years. 

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