Saunders wins shot put in Eugene, advances to World Jr. Championships

Burke graduate Raven Saunders continued her winning season by capturing the shot put title at the USATF Junior Championships. Saunders had a best of 55 feet, 10.25 inches. 

Saunders' throw is the third-farthest throw by a high schooler in history, usatf reported

Photo by Phil Johnson for MileSplit

Saunders' win means she will return to Eugene for the IAAF World Junior Championships from July 22-27. 

Complete shot put results with each attempt (usatf) and USATF press release about Saunders and Saturday's action

Pre meet coverage

Spartanburg alumnus Nate Gordon competes in 800 - results here