Widener sophomore Allison Reuter went into the Danny Curran Invitational at her home track in Chester with a lifetime hammer throw PR of 127-2.
By the time she was done, she had earned a national top-20 ranking and PR’d by more than 30 feet!
Reuter, a 2015 Clayton High School graduate, threw 158-6 to place second and increase her hammer PR by 31 feet, four inches.
Her mark is No. 18 in NCAA Division 3 and No. 3 among sophomores.
Reuter’s mark is less than 10 feet off the Widener school record of 168-4, set in 2015 by Rachel Heisler.
According to her Track and Field Reporting System results, Reuter competed in the hammer in four meets as a freshman last year, with her best throws ranging from 104-5 to the 127-2.
Reuter focused on the discus at Clayton, where she won a South Jersey Group 1 sectional title as a junior and placed second to Palmyra’s Tamara Carmichael at Group 1 states as a senior with a PR of 123-10.