PTFCA Indoor States Preview: Girls' Field

Girls' Shot Put Preview


That's the rankings of the top 5 throwers, all over 45 feet, heading into Sunday's girls' shot put final.

Oops. I forgot to mention it's their national rankings.

Once again, Pennsylvania will showcase some of the country's finest with the 4-kilogram ball, with Maria Deaviz of Souderton Area setting the pace thanks to a series of meets that has thrust the University of Virginia signee into the conversation of the state's all-time best.

The senior is undefeated this winter in the shot put, with all of her winning throws covering at least 46-5.25. Two are over 50, with two others of at least 48-11.5.

Fifth a year ago in this meet, Deaviz is PA#3 and US#16 AT in the shot put and a big favorite heading into the weekend, with Payden Montana's meet record of 49-5.25 definitely in jeopardy. However, the other four throwers in the US top 10 should not be forgotten.

Emma Callahan has created excitement in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio with her performances this winter. The Shenango sophomore had fourth consecutive meets with at least one throw measuring 44-2 this year and is No. 2 in the country right now with her 47-11 PR. She is looking for a big improvement over last year's 11th as a freshman.

The other nationally ranked throwers include Germantown Academy senior Meaghan Toscano (45-8), Upper Darby's Kayla Thorpe (45-7.25) and Council Rock South's Siniru Iheoma (45-4). Thorpe was seventh in last year's state indoor final.

Event 23  Girls Shot Put
 9 to the finals
 Meet Record:  49-05.25  2/25/2018   Payden Montana, Berwick                   
               38-00.00  SGQ State Guideline
     Name                        Year School                                
  1  Allen, Jacqueline             12 Neshaminy                          
  2  Baker, Maura                  11 Spring Ford                        
  3  Callahan, Emma                10 Shenango                           
  4  Deaviz, Maria                 12 Souderton                          
  5  Ermold, Annika                10 Gov Mifflin                        
  6  Fineman, Sarah                11 Germantown Acad                    
  7  Gallagher, Madison            12 Boyertown                          
  8  Gera, Isabella                11 Hempfield Area                     
  9  Giles, Ashlyn                 11 Schuylkill Valle                   
 10  Gilliam, Sarah                12 Bethel Park                        
 11  Iheoma, Siniru                11 CR South                           
 12  Lopez, Yenisha                11 Susquehanna                        
 13  Moyer, Olivia                 12 Wilson (3)                         
 14  Roberts, Ava                  11 Spside Chestnut                    
 15  Sanders, Patience             11 West Catholic                      
 16  Schneider, Sophi              12 Upper Dublin                       
 17  Seflin, Geena                 10 Strath Haven                       
 18  Snyder, Kamryn                12 Milton Area                        
 19  Thorpe, Kayla                 12 Upper Darby                        
 20  Toscano, Meaghan              12 Germantown Acad