Senior High School Thrower breaks School Record, 8.5 inches away from Prep Record
Senior Crystle Marion, of St. Mary's School for the Deaf in Buffalo, New York, broke her own school record in the Shot Put with a throw of 41' 2".
St. Mary was playing against Falk School in a one-on-one meet on Thursday, April 19, 2012. Falk did not bring any female throwers to the meet, but the St. Mary female throwers were allowed to participate and their distances considered official.
Marion's previous record was a throw of 38' 3 ¼" in 2011 which broke the older school record previously held by Rena Primm in 1979 when she threw a mark of 37' 7 ½".
Marion is now only eight and a half inches away from the current prep record of 41' 10 ½" in the Shot Put held by Brenda Bessner of Washington School for the Deaf set in 1988.