Canadian shot putter Dylan Armstrong broke his own national record on his way to winning the UCSD Triton Invitational on Saturday afternoon. His top mark of 21.72 meters (71 feet, 3 3/4 inches) bested his prior Canadian record of 21.58 meters from June 2, 2010. Armstrong threw over 21 meters on three other attempts, a significant feat in the six-throw competition.
Armstrong’s achievement came just a few days after he won the shot put at the Kansas Relays with a throw of 21.52 meters (70 feet, 7 1/4 inches). The unique event was hosted on the streets of Lawrence, Kansas and featured blasting rock music and an energetic crowd in support of the athletes.
The female Canadian record was also tied on Saturday by the University of Arizona’s Julie Lebonte. Her personal best throw of 17.83m (58 feet, 6 inches) puts her second of the all-time Wildcats list. Find the entire press release courtesy of the U of A sports information department here.
Results from Saturday’s shot put:
Men Shot Put Invitational ================================================================
Name Year School Finals
1 Armstrong, Dylan Canada 21.72m 71-03.25
21.01m 21.72m 21.02m 20.71m 21.09m 20.97m
2 Gire, Robert Arizona 18.06m 59-03.00
3 smith, travis Unattached 17.89m 58-08.50
4 Tabor, Geoffrey Stanford 17.52m 57-05.75
5 Block, Danny Wisconsin 17.43m 57-02.25
6 Erdman, Daniel Cal Poly 17.11m 56-01.75
7 Weber, Mark Ucla 16.93m 55-06.50
8 Boaz, Korben Cal Poly 15.72m 51-07.00
9 Puga, Cesar Long Beach St. 15.70m 51-06.25
10 Eckert, Ryan UC San Diego 15.42m 50-07.25
11 Tovar, Christian Pima CC 14.99m 49-02.25
12 Best, Bobby Cal Poly 14.64m 48-00.50
– Hines, Jeremy Stanford ND