Veronica Fraley after winning last year's Bojangles' Apex Lions' Relays in Apex, North Carolina.
There are many athletes this year who are particularly strong in one throwing discipline over the others, but we wanted to see who was the best at both the shot and the discus. We used our database to pull the top 1000 shot put and discus throwers so far in 2018. We then combined their marks to see who has thrown the farthest combined distance.
For the boys, the current nation-leading combined thrower is Carlos Aviles from Ventura High School in California. Aviles has thrown the shot put 63 feet 5.5 inches and the discus 194-1 for a combined total of 257-6.5. The leader in the girls combined shot and discus is Veronica Fraley from Wakefield High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a 44-10 shot put and 171-10 discus for a 216-8 total.
Take a look at each of the links below to see the top throwers for each gender.
Girls | Boys