Geist rocking a bucket hat ahead of the Hammer Throw
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Geist (Arizona) saved his best for last and threw an outrageous 69-1.25 to move from second to first on his final attempt. He overtook Arizona State rival Turner Washington to earn the victory.
Geist added his name to a prestigious list of athletes who have swept both the Indoor and Outdoor National Shot Put Championships in the same year. He earned the Indoor Shot Put Championship with a similar throw of 69-4.75.
"You know what you're working on every day," Geist said. "So it's just about doing that during the meet with the adrenaline flowing and just trying to execute when it matters."
His winning performance came just hours after Geist finished third in the Men's Hammer Throw (249-3). In the Hammer, Geist threw his best throw on his first attempt. He managed several strong throws in the middle of his series, but nothing could match his first.
On his final throw, in true Geist fashion, he unleashed a 246-8 - just shy of his opening mark.
Arizona currently sits third in the Team Standings thanks to his two performances.
Geist earned six PIAA and three PTFCA titles while competing as a High School athlete in Pennsylvania. He still holds the Outdoor State Records in the Shot (76-0) and Discus (208-07) and Indoor State Shot Put Record of 76-10.5.