Jordan Geist Wins Pan-Am Junior Title & Breaks National 6K Junior Shot Put Record

Photo by Phil Grove

In one last curtain call, the greatest high school shot putter in Pennsylvania state history did not disappoint.

Knoch graduate Jordan Geist took home a convincing shot put win at the Pan-American Junior Championships in Trujillio, Peru, breaking a national junior record in the process. Geist threw 72-3 (22.02 meters) with the 6-kilogram shot put to win by over five feet over second place Kevin Nedrick of Jamaica. Adrian Piperi from Texas was third with a toss of 66-5.75.

Geist threw 21.53 meters on his first attempt, fouled on his second throw, and then launched the record-setting and winning throw in round three. It was also a Pan-American Junior Championships record.

Geist already held the high school record with the 6-kilogram implement when he threw 71-10 back in February. Now Geist moved ahead of John Maurins, who held the 6-kilogram junior record since 2015 at 71-10.25.

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