Cherokee’s Lucciano Pizarro continues mind-blowing breakthrough season with M-of-C shot put title, 60-foot bomb!!!!!

Lucciano Pizarro’s remarkable breakthrough senior season got even more remarkable Saturday when Pizarro – who had a shot put PR of 52-10 just seven weeks ago – won the Meet of Champions with a bomb of 60-11.

Take a look at Pizarro’s progression:

Freshman year [2016]
Indoors: 35-6 1/2
Outdoors 36-2
Sophomore year [2017]
Indoors: 37-3
Outdoors: 38-3
Junior year [2018]
Indoors: 50-1
Outdoors: 52-10
Senior year [2019]
Indoors: 52-3
Outdoors: 60-11

THIS is why you stick with it even if you don’t experience immediate success in track and field! Pizarro didn’t throw 40 feet until 17 months ago.

Now he’s an all-time great!

Pizarro became the 14th 60-footer in South Jersey history and the second in Burlington County history (and the second in two years), following Cinnaminson’s Kamron Kobolak, who threw 61-11 3/4 last spring (and won the Meet of Champions discus).

Pizarro is Cherokee’s first Meet of Champions winner since Marc Pelerin won the 1,600 in 4:12.74. He’s only the seventh shot put champ from South Jersey in the Meet of Champions’ 51-year history (Ray Wilks won twice) and only the fourth in the last 23 years:

1990: Chris Robinson [Penns Grove], 64-4 1/2
1994: Ray Wilks [Bridgeton], 60-7
1995: Ray Wilks [Bridgeton], 64-5
1996: Ron Dayne [Overbrook], 63-10 1/4
2003: Chris Pressley [Woodbury], 59-7 3/4
2004: Ell Ash [Willingboro], 59-8 1/2
2013: Josh Awotunde [Delsea], 61-1
2019: Lucciano Pizarro [Cherokee], 60-11

SOUTH JERSEY ALL-TIME SHOT PUT LIST
68-8 1/2  … Braheme Days Jr. [Bridgeton] 2012
64-10 1/2 … Jon Kalnas [Paulsboro], 1997
64-6 1/4 … Ron Dayne [Overbook], 1996
64-5 … Ray Wilks [Bridgeton], 1995
64-4 1/4 … Chris Robinson [Penns Grove], 1990
62-10 1/4 … Nick Pulli [West Deptford], 2014
63-0 … Lou Gordon [Bridgeton], 1995
61-11 3/4 … Kamron Kobolak [Cinnaminson], 2018
61-10 1/2 … Harry Dilts [Pitman], 1971
61-6 … Josh Awotunde [Delsea],  2013
61-4 1/2 … Bubba Green [Millville], 1976
61-4 … Kofi Yamoah [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2013
61-2 1/4 … Matthew Huckabee, [Timber Creek], 2010
60-11 ……. Lucciano Pizarro [Cherokee], 2019
60-3 … Donate Rivera [Pleasantville], 2012
59-9 ………. Lucciano Pizarro [Cherokee], 2019
59-8 1/2  … Ell Ash [Willingboro], 2004
59-7 3/4 … Chris Pressley [Woodbury], 2003
59-5 1/4 … Cade Antonucci [Holy Spirit], 2017

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