John Purvis sure opened the season in style.
Purvis, a Winslow Township junior, popped an 18-foot discus PR at the Jim Camburn Memorial Relays at Buena with a 166-0.
Purvis’s best throw last year was a 147-9, good for second at the South Jersey Group 3 sectionals at Delsea.
He topped that on his first throw Saturday with a 150-5, then PR’d again on his second throw at 162-8, then finished with his third PR of the series at 166-0.
That was the No. 2 throw of the weekend in New Jersey, according to the MileSplit data base, behind Matt Lange of Northern Valley, who threw 167-0 at the Fred McClain Throwers Invitational at his own track in Demarest.
Francesco Pinque of St. Augustine had the second-best throw of the day at 146-2, so Purvis had the three-best throws of the competition.