Kline & Grundy Are Over 55 Feet: Top 350+ Boys Shot Put Returnees

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2017-18 was certainly a transition year in the boys shot put, with PA still in the wake of Jordan Geist's graduation. Only one boy -- indoor and AAA outdoor state champ John Eakin of Bradford (now graduted) -- threw over 60 feet. Pennsylvania will look to add more 60+ throwers this season in the shot.

Regardless, expect a close battle for the state title this winter. Jeff Kline, a Fleetwood Area junior, is the state's top returner from a year ago. he threw a best of 55-11 last indoor season before taking third at states. He was then fourth in AAA at outdoor states. It was a big progression for Kline, who will look for another big jump in marks this indoor campaign.

Kline will get a good challenge from one of the three other returning state medalists from Penn State a year ago. Germantown Academy's Olatide Abinusawa was fourth at indoor states. He comes in with a best of 53-4 from last indoor season. Outdoors, he was the PAISAA state champ. Brock Grundy of Hickory was fifth at indoor states a year ago. Another big-time improver, Grundy tossed a throw of 55-10.75 at SPIRE last winter and outdoors was third in the AA shot put and the AA discus state champ.

Nick Hyde of Somerset Area is the other returning medalist and will definitely be a factor for the state's top spot. He threw 54-4.5 last winter and then took seventh at indoor states. Outdoors, he launched a huge throw well over 57 feet to take second at outdoor states in AAA. 

Among the others that threw over 50 feet in the shot put last year are Pottsgrove's Justin Adams, Chambersburg's Brock Harmon, Fleetwood's Seth Wagner, and North Allegheny's Connor Ditka. Baldwin's Bailey O'Malley just missed the 50-foot barrier indoors, but tossed it 55-9 at outdoor states to take third in AAA. Expect him to be in the mix this season.

Check out the top 350+ boys shot put returners below:

Shot Put

Rank Mark Athlete/Team Grade Meet Date Place
1 55-11.25
Fleetwood Area
2020
2 55-10.75
Hickory
2019
3 54-4.5
Somerset Area
2019
4 53-4
Germantown Academy
2019
5 50-5
Pottsgrove
2019
6 50-2
Chambersburg
2020
7 50-0.5
Fleetwood Area
2019
8 50-0
North Allegheny
2019
9 49-11
Baldwin
2019
10 49-9
Easton Area
2019
11 49-7.5
Altoona Area
2020
12 49-6
The Haverford School for Boys
2019
13 49-1
Jim Thorpe Area
2019
14 48-8
Somerset Area
2021
15 47-10.75
Perkiomen Valley
2019
16 47-4
State College Area High School
2019
17 46-4.5
Archbishop Wood
2020
18 45-10.25
Souderton Area
2019
19 45-7
Lewisburg Area
2019
20 45-5.5
Wilmington
2021
21 45-1.75
Church Farm School
2020
22 45-0.75
State College Area High School
2020
23 44-10.25
Central Bucks West
2020
24 44-10
Williamsport Area
2019
24 44-10
LaSalle College High School
2019
26 44-9.5
Notre Dame Green Pond
2020
27 44-9
Southern Columbia Area
2019
28 44-8
Glen Mills Schools
2020
29 44-7
Liberty
2019
30 44-1.75
LaSalle College High School
2019
31 44-0.75
Malvern Prep
2019
32 44-0
McConnellsburg
2019
33 43-11
Central Valley HS
2019
34 43-7
Bethel Park
2019
35 43-5.5
Moniteau
2019
36 43-4.5
Germantown Academy
2019
37 43-4
Saint Joseph's Prep
2020
38 42-10.5
Bellefonte Area
2019
39 42-9.5
Daniel Boone
2020
40 42-0.25
Wyomissing Area
2021
41 41-10.25
Delone Catholic
2019
42 41-9.5
Hempfield Area (7)
2019
43 41-8
LaSalle College High School
2019
43 41-8
Indiana Area
2019
45 41-7.5
Father Judge
2019
45 41-7.5
Lower Merion
2019
47 41-1.75
LaSalle College High School
2019
48 40-8
Lakeland
2021
48 40-8
Glen Mills Schools
2021
50 40-7
Ringgold
2019
51 40-6
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2019
52 40-4.75
Mercersburg Academy
2019
53 40-3.75
Milton Hershey
2019
54 40-1
Central Bucks East
2019
55 40-0.75
Lower Merion
2019
56 40-0
Methacton
2021
57 39-11.75
North Penn
2019
58 39-11
Council Rock South
2019
59 39-10
East Stroudsburg Area South
2019
59 39-10
Tamaqua Area
2019
61 39-9.5
Spring Ford
2019
62 39-8.5
Mifflin County High School
2020
63 39-8.25
Mercersburg Academy
2020
64 39-5.25
Kutztown Area
2020
65 39-4.5
Baldwin
2019
66 39-3.5
Pennridge
2020
67 39-2.5
Hempfield Area (7)
2020
68 39-2
Mahanoy Area
2020
69 39-1
Methacton
2021
70 38-11
Abington
2020
70 38-11
LaSalle College High School
2019
72 38-10
Holy Cross High School
2019
73 38-9.5
Shamokin Area
2019
74 38-9.25
State College Area High School
2019
75 38-9
Mercersburg Academy
2019
76 38-8.25
Northeast HS
2019
77 38-8
Mercersburg Academy
2020
78 38-7.75
Hershey
2019
79 38-6.75
Methacton
2019
80 38-5
Msgr Bonner & Abp Prendergast HS
2020
80 38-5
Hempfield Area (7)
2019
80 38-5
LaSalle College High School
2020
80 38-5
Norwin
2020
84 38-3
Pennridge
2019
84 38-3
Penn Trafford
2019
84 38-3
Chartiers Valley
2020
87 38-2
State College Area High School
2020
88 38-0
Lampeter Strasburg
2019
89 37-9
Butler
2021
90 37-8.5
Central Bucks South
2019
91 37-8
State College Area High School
2020
92 37-7.5
Pennridge
2020
93 37-7
Butler
2020
94 37-4.5
Pennridge
2020
95 37-3.5
State College Area High School
2019
96 37-2
West Chester East
2019
97 37-1
Germantown Academy
2019
98 37-0.5
Phoenixville Area
2019
99 37-0
Coatesville
2019
100 36-10.5
Avon Grove
2020
101 36-10
McKeesport Area
2021
102 36-8
LaSalle College High School
2019
103 36-6.75
Notre Dame Green Pond
2019
104 36-5.5
Springfield (Delco)
2020
104 36-5.5
Germantown Academy
2019
106 36-4.5
Shikellamy
2019
107 36-3
Upper Dublin
2021
108 36-1
Germantown Academy
2019
109 36-0.5
North Pocono
2019
110 35-11.75
North Penn
2019
111 35-10
Punxsutawney Area
2020
112 35-9
Lampeter Strasburg
2020
113 35-7.5
Bensalem
2019
114 35-7.25
North Pocono
2021
114 35-7.25
Haverford Township HS
2019
116 35-5.75
Northern
2021
117 35-5.5
Saint Joseph's Prep
2021
118 35-5
Athens Area
2019
118 35-5
Pennridge
2020
118 35-5
Kiski Area
2020
118 35-5
Perkiomen Valley
2020
122 35-4.25
Northern Lehigh
2019
123 35-4
Hatboro Horsham
2019
124 35-3
Baldwin
2020
125 35-2.5
Carlynton
2019
126 35-2
Hempfield Area (7)
2021
127 35-1
Southern Columbia Area
2020
128 35-0.25
Methacton
2020
129 35-0
Springfield (Delco)
2019
129 35-0
Chartiers Valley
2019
131 34-11.5
Garnet Valley
2019
132 34-10.75
Penncrest
2021
133 34-9.25
Germantown Academy
2019
134 34-9
Bloomsburg
2020
135 34-8
Shenango
2019
136 34-7.25
New Hope-Solebury
2019
137 34-6
West Chester Henderson
2020
137 34-6
Elk Lake High School
2019
139 34-5.75
LaSalle College High School
2021
140 34-5.5
Mountain View Junior Senior High School
2019
140 34-5.5
Pennridge
2019
142 34-4.5
Hempfield Area (7)
2021
142 34-4.5
Harry S Truman
2019
142 34-4.5
Pennridge
2019
145 34-4.25
Avon Grove
2020
146 34-4
Wilmington
2019
147 34-3
Bishop McDevitt
2019
147 34-3
Greater Latrobe
2019
149 34-2.5
Daniel Boone
2019
150 34-2
Cardinal O'Hara
2021
151 34-1.5
J.P. McCaskey
2019
152 34-1
Malvern Prep
2020
153 34-0.5
Downingtown West
2019
154 34-0
North Penn
2019
155 33-11.75
Wilson (3)
2020
156 33-10
Trinity (7)
2021
157 33-9.5
Unionville
2021
158 33-9
Danville Area
2020
158 33-9
Lebanon
2019
160 33-8.75
Kennett
2019
161 33-8
Southern Lehigh
2020
161 33-8
Ambridge Area
2019
163 33-7.5
North Pocono
2019
164 33-7
LaSalle College High School
2019
165 33-6.25
Imhotep Institute Charter HS
2020
166 33-6
Bethel Park
2020
166 33-6
Unionville
2021
166 33-6
Trinity (7)
2019
169 33-5
Ambridge Area
2020
170 33-4
Lower Merion
2019
170 33-4
Germantown Academy
2020
172 33-3
Central Bucks East
2019
173 33-2
Milton Hershey
2019
174 33-1.75
State College Area High School
2020
175 33-1
South Fayette High School
2021
175 33-1
Plumstead Christian
2019
177 33-0.75
Plumstead Christian
2020
178 33-0.25
The Hill School
2020
179 32-11.5
Milton Hershey
2019
179 32-11.5
Upper Moreland
2019
181 32-10.5
Perkiomen School
2021
182 32-10
LaSalle College High School
2021
182 32-10
Methacton
2019
184 32-9.5
Shamokin Area
2020
185 32-8
Lower Merion
2020
185 32-8
Ringgold
2020
187 32-7
Charleroi Area High School
2019
187 32-7
Chartiers Valley
2021
189 32-6.75
Spring Ford
2021
189 32-6.75
Jim Thorpe Area
2019
189 32-6.75
Shenango
2019
192 32-6.5
Spring Ford
2021
193 32-5
Karns City
2019
194 32-4
Cumberland Valley
2020
194 32-4
Butler
2021
196 32-3
Ringgold
2019
197 32-2
Freedom Area (7)
2020
197 32-2
Chartiers Valley
2019
199 31-11.75
Wyomissing Area
2019
200 31-11.5
Solebury School
2019
201 31-10.25
Eastern Lebanon County
2019
202 31-10
Downingtown East
2021
203 31-9.25
Science Leadership Academy at Beeber
2019
204 31-9
Baldwin
2019
205 31-6.25
Shamokin Area
2020
205 31-6.25
Notre Dame Green Pond
2019
207 31-5
Upper Darby
2019
208 31-4.5
Reading
2020
209 31-4
Bensalem
2019
210 31-3.25
Kennett
2020
211 31-2
LaSalle College High School
2021
212 31-1.5
Hampton
2020
213 31-0.75
Boyertown
2020
214 31-0
Cheltenham
2020
215 30-10.75
Father Judge
2019
216 30-9.75
Cumberland Valley
2020
217 30-9
Penn Wood
2019
217 30-9
Dock Mennonite Academy
2020
219 30-8.75
Avon Grove
2021
220 30-8
Upper Darby
2019
220 30-8
Penn Charter
2020
222 30-7.5
Haverford Township HS
2020
223 30-7
Mercersburg Academy
2019
224 30-6.5
Easton Area
2020
225 30-6
Hershey
2020
225 30-6
Upper Merion
2020
227 30-5.5
Manheim Township
2020
228 30-4.5
Archbishop Wood
2020
229 30-4
Elizabethtown Area
2020
229 30-4
Peters Township
2020
231 30-2.5
Chester
2019
232 30-1.5
Shamokin Area
2019
233 30-1
Upper Moreland
2019
233 30-1
West Chester Henderson
2020
233 30-1
South Fayette High School
2021
236 30-0.25
Perkiomen Valley
2021
237 30-0
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2020
238 29-11.25
Archbishop Ryan
2020
239 29-10
Penn Wood
2020
239 29-10
Central Bucks East
2020
241 29-9.75
Coatesville
2021
242 29-9
Radnor
2019
243 29-8.75
Great Valley
2019
244 29-8
Cumberland Valley
2019
245 29-7
The Promise Academy @ West Philadelphia
2019
245 29-7
Charleroi Area High School
2020
247 29-6
Norwin
2020
248 29-5
LaSalle College High School
2020
249 29-4
George School
2021
249 29-4
The Haverford School for Boys
2019
251 29-3.5
Upper Darby
2021
251 29-3.5
Abington
2020
253 29-3
Chambersburg
2020
253 29-3
Roman Catholic
2020
253 29-3
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2019
256 29-2
Milton Hershey
2020
256 29-2
Council Rock South
2019
256 29-2
Lower Merion
2020
256 29-2
Unionville
2021
260 29-1
Friends' Central
2020
260 29-1
North Penn
2019
262 29-0.75
Lower Merion
2019
263 28-11.5
Shamokin Area
2020
264 28-11
Conwell-Egan
2020
264 28-11
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2019
266 28-10
Plymouth Whitemarsh
2019
267 28-9
Conwell-Egan
2020
267 28-9
Hempfield Area (7)
2021
269 28-5
Saint Joseph's Prep
2019
269 28-5
West Mifflin
2019
271 28-4.75
Cardinal O'Hara
2020
272 28-4.25
Garnet Valley
2019
273 28-3
Punxsutawney Area
2020
274 28-2
Reading
2020
274 28-2
Penncrest
2020
274 28-2
William Allen
2019
277 28-1.5
Unionville
2020
278 27-11.5
Friends' Central
2020
279 27-9.75
Boyertown
2021
280 27-8.5
Kennett
2020
281 27-8
Central Bucks West
2021
282 27-7
Archbishop Wood
2020
283 27-6.5
Mifflin County High School
2020
284 27-6
Pennridge
2021
285 27-5
Louis E. Dieruff
2020
285 27-5
Pennridge
2020
287 27-4
Marple Newtown
2021
288 27-3
McDowell
2021
289 27-1.5
Susquehanna Community
2021
290 27-1
Ephrata
2020
291 27-0.5
Plumstead Christian
2021
292 27-0
High Level Track Club
2019
293 26-10.75
Perkiomen School
2019
294 26-6.5
J.P. McCaskey
2020
295 26-5.5
Penncrest
2021
296 26-5
Hershey Blaze Track Club
2020
296 26-5
Central Dauphin East (CD East)
2020
298 26-4
J.P. McCaskey
2020
299 26-3.25
Southern Lehigh
2019
300 26-3
North Pocono
2022
300 26-3
Strath Haven
2021
302 26-2.5
Springfield (Delco)
2020
302 26-2.5
Imhotep Institute Charter HS
2019
304 26-2
Lower Dauphin
2021
304 26-2
Mercersburg Academy
2020
304 26-2
Penn Wood
2020
307 26-1.5
William Allen
2019
308 25-11
Lampeter Strasburg
2021
309 25-10
McDowell
2019
310 25-9.25
Unionville
2021
311 25-9
North Pocono
2021
311 25-9
Upper Darby
2019
311 25-9
Moniteau
2021
314 25-6.5
Northern
2021
314 25-6.5
Chartiers Valley
2021
316 25-4.5
Spring Ford
2021
317 25-4.25
Archbishop Ryan
2020
318 25-4
Lower Moreland
2021
318 25-4
South Fayette High School
2021
320 25-3.5
Great Valley
2020
321 25-3
Williamsport Area
2021
321 25-3
Garnet Valley
2019
323 25-0
Marple Newtown
2019
323 25-0
Peters Township
2020
325 24-11.5
Archbishop Carroll
2019
326 24-9.5
Southern Lehigh
2021
327 24-9
Marple Newtown
2020
327 24-9
Church Farm School
2021
329 24-6
Bensalem
2021
330 24-5.5
Eastern Lebanon County
2019
331 24-2.5
Mifflin County High School
2020
331 24-2.5
Holy Cross High School
2019
333 24-1.25
Notre Dame Green Pond
2020
334 24-1
Penncrest
2021
335 23-10
Canon-McMillan
2021
336 23-6.5
Mastery Charter Schools - Pickett Campus
2021
337 23-3
Williamsport Area
2021
338 22-11.5
Kennett
2020
339 22-11
Cumberland Valley
2019
339 22-11
Archbishop Carroll
2019
339 22-11
Central Bucks West
2021
342 22-9.75
Cumberland Valley
2020
343 22-9
Upper Darby
2019
344 22-8.5
Easton Area
2021
345 22-7
Marple Newtown
2020
346 22-6
Bensalem
2020
347 22-1.5
William Allen
2019
348 21-11
Easton Area
2021
349 21-7
Pleasant Valley High School
2021
350 21-6.75
Mastery Charter Schools - Pickett Campus
2020
351 21-2
Upper Darby
2019
352 21-1.5
Milton Area
2020
353 18-8
Kennett
2021
354 18-5.5
Cardinal O'Hara
2021
355 18-4.5
Cumberland Valley
2020
356 18-1.25
Cumberland Valley
2019
357 18-0.5
Phoenixville Area
2020
358 17-8
Mercersburg Academy
2020
359 15-9
Delco Stallions TC
2022
360 15-2.5
The Hill School
2021

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