Chip Kell’s Georgia state shot put record had stood for 50 years.
Kell from Avondale High had a throw of 66-07 in 1966 before going on to become an All-American lineman at the University of Tennessee and later being named to the College Football Hall of Fame.
That record is no more after Isaiah Rogers (Campbell High, Smyrna) threw the shot put 67-10.00 in Thursday’s GHSAA Class AAAAAA state meet. The record came on his second throw; he exceeded 63 feet on all six throws and did not foul.
Rogers, a TCU signee, eclipsed his personal best of 67.075 set at the Arcadia Invitational in California in mid-April.
He was second in the discus on Thursday with a throw of 167-11, an inch shy of the school record.
Rogers also has international experience and has competed for Team USA at the youth level in the shot and also has competed in the discus and hammer.