5 Girls Track Athletes Who Have Redefined Recent Standards

Alyssa Wilson

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Donovan Catholic (NJ)


Wilson remains the only thrower to ever surpass 58 feet in the shot put outdoors and 57 feet indoors, putting her ahead of Raven Saunders on the all-time lists and setting a new bar to reach in girls high school throws.

The Donovan Catholic (NJ) talent went on a tear as a senior in 2017, setting the outdoor shot record at the Pan American Games en route to a gold medal finish and the indoor all-time mark at the Eastern States Championships. 

Wilson's talent extended beyond the shot put, too, ranking tenth on the all-time high school list in the discus. As a collegian, Wilson competed at UCLA and later for Texas State and earned a first-place finish in the shot put at the 2018 World U20 Championships.

With Wilson's consistent streak of excellence as a teenager, she set never-before-seen records and redefined elite standards for girls at the high school discipline.