Haddon Heights junior Cydney Thomas PR’d in the shot put Tuesday night in her season-opening meet.
Thomas threw 40-8 at the South Jersey Track Coaches Association meet at the Bennett Center in Toms River. Thomas won by more than six feet.
Thomas added half an inch to her indoor PR of 40-7 1/2, which she threw last year at the Meet of Champions, where she placed fourth. Her outdoor PR is 39-10 1/4, set at Group 1 sectionals last spring.
Thomas’s best event is probably the discus. She won a state title in the disc last year and placed third in the Meet of Champions with a 130-4, which made her South Jersey’s top thrower last spring.
But she’s pretty good chucking the shot as well, and her 40-8 is the No. 4 throw by a New Jersey girl so far early in this indoor season and No. 1 by a South Jersey thrower. She’s the only South Jersey girl over 40 feet so far this winter.