Flashback Friday: Alyssa Wilson Throws National Records

Donovan Catholic's (NJ) 2017 graduate Alyssa Wilson set a high standard for her high school career. She was a multiple state and national champion in the shot put, holds the indoor and outdoor state records in the shot put, and is the state record holder in the discus. 

As a senior in May 2017, at the Ocean County Championships, Wilson threw 57-1.25 to break the national shot put record previously held by Burke's Raven Saunders.  A couple months later, Wilson competed at the Pan-American Junior Athletics Championships, winning gold and breaking her national record on her third throw of 58-1. 

Wilson led the country in 2016 in the shot put. During her senior year, she led the nation in the discus with a throw of 182-0 and in the shot put with her national record. Wilson now competes for UCLA.

Event 117  Womens Shot Put
   Jr. World: $ 20.54m  7/1/1989    Astrid KUMBERNUSS, GDR                          
   PanAm U20: @ 18.27m  2015        RAVEN SAUNDERS, USA                             
Comp#      Name               Age Team                Finals            Alternate
  1 #  505 Alyssa Wilson      18 United States           17.70m   58-01.00          
      16.50m  FOUL  17.70m  16.97m  16.11m  FOUL                                    
  2 #  375 Maria F Orozco Ca  19 Mexico                  16.57m   54-04.50          
      16.57m  16.27m  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL                                        
  3 #  491 Samantha Noening   19 United States           15.66m   51-04.50          
      15.35m  FOUL  14.53m  15.66m  15.40m  15.18m                                  
  4 #  374 Liliana N Mojica   19 Mexico                  15.20m   49-10.50          
      15.20m  14.90m  15.11m  15.17m  15.01m  15.15m                                
  5 #  200 Grace Tennant      18 Canada                  14.44m   47-04.50          
      13.74m  13.58m  FOUL  13.70m  14.26m  14.44m                                  
  6 #  282 Rosa A Ramirez     18 Dominican Republic      13.83m   45-04.50          
      12.67m  FOUL  12.77m  13.83m  FOUL  13.82m                                    
  7 #  101 Ailen Armada       19 Argentina               13.76m   45-01.75          
      FOUL  13.17m  12.78m  FOUL  FOUL  13.76m                                      
  8 #  116 Laquell Harris     19 Bahamas                 11.55m   37-10.75          
      9.70m  9.97m  11.41m  FOUL  11.55m  FOUL