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Burke High School (Charleston, SC) senior Raven Saunders set the high school national indoor record last month in the girls shot put at the New Balance Nationals Indoor. Saunders did not get too far into her outdoor season before setting the all-time best performance in US high school history for outdoor in the event. At the Taco Bell Classic on Saturday in Columbia, South Carolina, Saunders shattered the old record of 54'10.75" in a 2003 by Michelle Carter from Red Oak, Texas by extending the new national record by nearly two full feet with a incredible mark of 56'8".
More to come on Saunders national record breaking performance as well as more coverage from the Taco Bell Classic with race photos, videos, and interviews!