New Balance Nationals Indoor: Throws & Pentathlon Preview

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Boys Shot Put Championship

Entries: 31

2018 Winner: Patrick Larrison, Oklahoma City, OK, 67-6

Armory Record: Jordan Geist, Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, 75-4.75

National Record: Ryan Crouser, Gresham, Oregon, 77-2.75

Threats To Win: Aiden Felty, Patrick Piperi, Jason Montano, Sam Liokumovich, Michael Shoaf, Steven Stulce, Tanner Duffin, Jonathan Surdej

Analysis: Eight out of the top 10 athletes in the national rankings will battle it out here, with Felty coming in as the pre-event favorite. The top two throwers here, though, could form quite the competition. Felty enters with a best of 67-0, while Piperi enters with a 65-1. What will set these two apart might be seasonal form. Felty, a senior from Innovation Academy Charter (MA), has thrown over over 66 feet three times, while Piperi has thrown just twice all season, once hitting his PR.