Interview: Ashlyn Giles After Both Of Her State Titles

Ashlyn Giles made her final state meet one to remember. The Schuylkill Valley senior captured state titles in both the AA discus and shot put.

Giles threw a best of 165-4 to break the PIAA meet record in the discus. That record, previously held by Heather Colyer of East Juniata, stood at 162-10 since 1997. That was the second best discus mark of the season for Giles, trailing only her all-time Pennsylvania state record of 169-2, set at the BCIAA Firing Championship on May 14.

Giles returned later in the day to add a shot put state title. Giles edged out Shenango's Emma Callahan in a great competition between two of the nation's top shot putters. Giles put down a 49-2.25 for the win. Callahan was a close second with a mark of 48-7.5.

Check out interviews with Giles after each of her state wins below.


Shot Put