PIAA States Preview: Boys' Throws

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AA Boys' Shot Put Preview

At any other time, Evan Blaire of Hickory could be the toast of the throws in Pennsylvania, but he has been throwing shot and discus - and throwing well - in the shadows of the best the state has ever seen.

The Hornet senior and Auburn signee blasted out a PR at the District 10 meet in Ohio with a heave of 66 feet, 10.5 inches. He was fifth with the 12-pounder as a sophomore but could not get a mark last year so Blaire will be out to make amends for 2016.

Tom Bojalad of Saint Marys Area finished fourth last year in AAA and has the best chance of getting close to the Hickory standout. His outdoor PR of 58-11.5 is just 2 inches shy of his indoor best from this winter and he is fifth best in PA.

Jacob Gieringer of Oley Valley was third a year ago and is fourth this year in AA with a best of 54-11.5. Tyler Bishop, Blaire's teammate at Hickory, was sixth a year ago and has improved to 54-10 on the year.

The final returning medalist from 2016 is WPIAL champ Lance Fisher of Riverside out of the WPIAL. He is No. 3 on the year in AA with a best of 55.7.

Entries:

Event 616  Boys Shot Put AA (24)
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 NFHS Record:     77-00  1979        Michael Carter, D JeffersonHS,TX          
 PIAA Record:  64-10.75  2007        Joe Kovacs, Bethlehem Cath 11             
NFHS Hnr Rol:     61-00                                                        
               50-03.00  SQS
           Name                        Year School            Seed Mark     Finals
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  1    199 Blaire, Evan                  12 Hickory 10         66-10.50   SQS  
  2    463 Bojalad, Tom                  12 Saint Marys 09     54-11.00   SQS  
  3    372 Gieringer, Jacob              12 Oley Valley 03     54-09.00   SQS  
  4    198 Bishop, Tyler                 12 Hickory 10         54-07.25   SQS  
  5    453 Fisher, Lance                 12 Riverside 07       53-01.00   SQS  
  6    111 Francis, Quameer              11 Conwell-Egan 12    48-08.25        
  7    398 Heisler, Austin               12 Pen Argyl 11       47-11.50        
  8    114 Barshinger, Luke              12 Coudersport 09     47-09.00        
  9    173 Zimmerman, Travis             10 Fairfield 03       47-08.00        
 10    405 Krug, Zach                    12 Penn Cambria 06    47-07.00        
 11    125 Yeager, Darien                11 Danville Area 04   47-03.00        
 12    301 Malandri, Tom                 12 Mid Valley 02      47-01.00        
 13    565 Mack, Devin                   12 United 06          47-00.75        
 14    258 Gose, David                   12 Lewisburg 04       46-08.50        
 15    297 Olivarez, Marko               11 McGuffey 07        46-06.00        
 16    363 Ni, Jackie                    12 Nthrn Lehigh 11    46-03.25        
 17    403 Diehl, Drake                  12 Penn Cambria 06    46-02.50        
 18    139 Wade, Kyree                   12 Delaware Vly 12    45-10.00        
 19    187 Kemp, Austin                  11 Freeport Area 07   45-09.00        
 20     55 Segura, Gio                   12 Brentwood 07       45-06.00        
 21    421 Hoey, Jackson                 10 Quaker Valley 07   45-04.50        
 22     19 Fernandez, Vincent            12 Bedford 05         44-06.25        
 23    152 Martin, Alex                  11 Dock Menn 01       44-02.00        
 24    110 Boccardo, Vincent             11 Conwell-Egan 12    42-06.75        


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