ALL-USA Boys Track and Field Team: Throws

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ALL-USA Boys Track and Field Team: Throws


ALL-USA Boys Track and Field Team: Throws

The American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Track and Field Teams were coordinated by Fred Baer, founder of Track and Field Writers of America with selections by Jack Shepard, high school editor of Track and Field News.

Criteria included ranking on USA TODAY Sports and Track and Field News national lists and the number of top performances, along with head-to-head competition during the regular season and in major postseason meets.

Athletes are listed alphabetically in each general event area. Races in meters unless noted. Field events in feet and inches.

Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year: Mondo Duplantis, Lafayette (La.)

Boys Track & Field Coach of the Year: Juris Green, The Woodlands (Texas)



Long Sprints and Middle Distance



Here are the athletes selected in the throws (shot put, discus, hammer and javelin). Returning ALL-USA selections are denoted with asterisks (*).

HSR = all-time U.S. high school record mark.
w = wind-aided (more than 2.0 meters a second).
i = performed indoors.
* = repeat All-USA performer.


Liam Christensen
Academic Magnet (North Charleston, S.C.)
Year: Senior
Distance, event: 228-0 in javelin.

*Jordan Geist
Knoch (Saxonburg, Pa.)
Year: Senior
Distance, event: 76-0 in shot put; 69-4 1/4 in shot put (jr.), 208-7 in discus; 238-9 in hammer.

*Adrian “Tripp” Piperi
The Woodlands (Texas)
Year: Senior
Distance, event: 74-11 1/2 in shot put, 68-3 shot put (jr.), 199-9 in discus.

Turner Washington
Canyon del Oro (Oro Valley, Ariz.)
Year: Senior
Distance, event: 65-3 3/4 in shot put, 227-10 in discus, 212-0 discus (jr.).

All four throwers won berths on the USA Junior team for this month’s Pan Am Junior Championships in Peru.

Geist (shot put), Washington (discus throw), and Stanford-bound Christensen (javelin throw) all won USATF Junior and New Balance National titles.

Piperi, who is headed to Texas, was second in the shot at USATF Juniors. He was the 2015 IAAF World Youth champion.

The versatile Geist was the high school leader in both the shot and hammer throw (with a spectacular win in his debut with the ball and chain instrument at the New Balance meet) and was also the Pennsylvania state champion with the discus (as well as runner-up to Washington at New Balance).

Geist and Washington are slated to be teammates at Arizona next season.


Gabriel Oladipo
Hightower (Missouri City, Texas)
Year: Senior
Distance, event: 65-10 1/2 in shot put;, 215-2 in discus.

Zaorawar “Robbie” Otal
Oak Park (Calif.)
Year: Senior
Distance, event: 209-3 in discus.


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