The 2016 American Family Insurance All-USA Preseason Girls Track and Field team was selected by Fred Baer, founder of the Track and Field Writers of America, and Mike Kennedy, high school editor of Track & Field News.
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Here are the four athletes selected in the jumps (shot put, discus, hammer, javelin). Returning ALL-USA selections are denoted with asterisks.
School: Valley Christian (San Jose, Calif.)
Events, distances: Shot put, 53-5 ½; Discus, 182-8
School: Whippany Park (Whippany, N.J.)
Event, distance: Shot put, 54-7 ½ (i) (2016)
School: Brentwood (St. Louis)
Events, distances: Shot put, 53-5 ¾; javelin, 175-10
School: Connellsville (Pa.)
Events, distance: Javelin, 185-8.
NEED TO KNOW
Wiltrout set the national high school record in the javelin early last year before an arm injury curtailed her season. Bruckner, Dunbar, and Rivera have broken into the top 10 all-time in the high school shot put.