Who's No. 1 in the girls shot put following the graduation of Donovan Catholic (NJ) High's Alyssa Wilson?
We're about to find out.
Wilson was an all-time great who owned the event over the last two years, finishing with US No. 1 marks in 2017 and 2016 -- and she was seventh in 2015.
But only one thrower who finished in the top 10 in the event last year returns, meaning a whole host of challengers will make their mark in 2018.
Perhaps the favorite to mark an effort over 50 feet this season will be Bloomington (IL) High's Ellie Weltha, who leads all returners with a 47-7.75 throw from 2017. Only two athletes managed a mark over 50 feet last year.
Already this season, however, Wakefield (NC) High's Veronica Fraley has taken charge with a big effort, posting a throw of 46-3.75 at the Nike Throw Down on Dec. 29.
Who are the top 400 throwers beyond Fraley? Click on the slideshow to find out where everyone stands and to see year-over-year how the nation stacked up.
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