* Kaitlin McGoogan is shining in both the hammer and shot put in 2019
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Only one girl in the country has a combined mark in the hammer and shot put throw over 200 feet.
That's none other than Jamestown Ragsdale (NC) High School senior Kaitlin McGoogan, a University of North Carolina-Charlotte signee, whose versatility has seen her jump to US No. 6 in the hammer (162-5) and with a shot put over 40 feet. She's also US No. 23 in the discus (147-5).
But for our purposes here, we're examining the shot combined hammer and shot put throwers in the country. Very few athletes have that crossover talent.
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McGoogan has improved by over 30 feet in the hammer year-over-year (162-5 > 133-4) and is steadily rising in the shot put, where she's developed by a mark of roughly three feet (40-10 > 37-7.25).
Check out the country's top performing shot put-hammer throwers below.
Throws Technique Video - Top Combined Hammer-Shot Put