On her final throw at the World Junior Championshipsin Eugene, Raven Saunders moved up from bronze to silver medal in the women's shot put. Watch Saunders' final throw in the women's shot put video highlights along with her post-event interview.
The next member of the US junior women's team at the World Junior Championships with a great chance to medal will be Raven Saunders. Watch our interview with Saunders after her prelim qualifying performance (54'10.75") before she competes in tonight's finals at 6:35 PM PT.
The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls shot put from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.
Girls shot put national record holder Raven Saunders tuned up in between competing in the U.S. Juniors last weekend and World Juniors in two weeks with the Burke graduate putting together an impressive series at in Illinois at the Chicagoland Throws with four marks over 50 feet.
Many of the top throwers in the country traveled to Chicago this weekend to compete in the Chicagoland Throwers Series, which has been a great post-season opportunity for the nation's elite in the shot, discus, javelin, and hammer. The National Scholastic Athletic Foundation helps many of these athletes fly in from all over the country to compete in the the event.
It wasn’t a cheap trip, but Raven Saunders really wanted to be here. She’d earned her place, setting a national high school record with a throw of 56 feet, 8 1/4 inches earlier this year. That was the easy part. (via The Register-Guard)
The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 best girls throwers in the nation for the shot put, discus throw, hammer throw and javelin throw.
During her sophomore year, Burke High student Raven Saunders found herself overwhelmed by school, troubles at home, relationship issues and athletics. She had a lot going on. (via The Post and Courier)
Burke High School (Charleston, SC) senior Raven Saunders set the high school national indoor record last month in the girls shot put at the New Balance Nationals Indoor. Saunders did not get too far into her outdoor season before setting the all-time best performance in US high school history for outdoor in the event. At the Taco Bell Classic on Saturday in Columbia, South Carolina, Saunders shattered the old rrecord by nearly two full feet with a incredible mark of 56'8".
We are thrilled to announce this weekend's Taco Bell Classic at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina will be live streamed on MileSplit! The Taco Bell Classic is annually one of the best high school outdoor track & field invitational meets in the entire Southeast as the meet gathers many of the top athletes from the surrounding states of South Carolina and beyond. Many US top 10 performances and US #1's are often produced regularly year after year at this event.
Vote for the MileSplit US top girls national performer from the April 5th weekend of meets. Voting closes on Thursday, April 10th at midnight (ET) and we will reveal this week's poll winner later then.
Jasmine Quinn, a senior at Fort Dorchester High School in South Carolina, ran the nation's fastest time in the 100 meter hurdles with a 13.33 FAT clocking (no wind reading) at the Father Kelly Classic on Saturday.
Place your vote on which of the remarkable seven total national record breaking performances from the 2014 New Balance Nationals Indoor this past weekend at the Armory in New York City was the most impressive to you below! Voting closes at 7 PM on Friday, March 21st!
Raven Saunders wasted no time in etching her name into the record books. The senior from Burke High in South Carolina smashed the national mark in the shot put at the New Balance Nationals on Saturday with a heave of 56 feet, 7.5 inches.
After watching her 2013 season best of 12,01m (39′ 5”) falling well short of her 12,92m (42′ 5”) form 2012 South Carolinian Raven Saunders (USA) decided some changes needed to be made, and she did just that.