R.V.’s Ravin Hood PRs FOUR TIMES and wins freshman shot put title at New Balance Nationals!!!!!

Rancocas Valley freshman Ravin Hood threw 39-1 1/4.

Then she did it again.

Then she did it again.

This is about as bizarre as it gets, but Hood threw exactly 39-1 1/4 on three straight throws on her way to the New Balance national freshman title at the New Balance Nationals at Aggie Stadium in Greensboro, N.C.

And not only did she throw 39-1 1/4 three times in a row, the shot landed in virtually the same spot in the sector – middle right – on all three throws.

She won by 5 1/4 inches over Megan Hague of Niceville High in Florida, who threw 38-7 on her final attempt.

Hood’s previous PR was 38-4, which she hit this past Saturday when she placed 13th at the Meet of Champions. She missed the school record of 39-3, set at the 2016 BCSL meet by Danielle Steff, by less than two inches.

It looks like Hood’s throw is fifth-best by a South Jersey freshman. Vineland’s Najeaya Singleton set the South Jersey class record of 40-9 1/2 in 2015.

Hood, who threw 35-4 1/2 last year as an eighth-grader at Lumberton Middle School, opened with a 36-5 before hitting her first two 39-1 1/4 throws to close out the trials. In the finals, she opened with her third straight 39-1 1/4 before finishing with a 38-8 1/4 and a 37-8.

So she had the four-best throws of the competition and the four-best throws of her life.

This is the first year there’s been a girls freshman shot put at New Balance Nationals, so Hood is guaranteed the meet record for at least a year!

ALL-TIME BURLINGTON COUNTY SHOT PUT LIST
47-1 1/2 … Jessica Woodard [cherokee], 2013
45-7 1/2 … Ronetta Hunter [Burlington Twp.], 2015
43-4 1/4 … Rose Perry (Riverside), 2002
42-3 1/4 … Shanna Campbell (Pemberton), 2007
41-11 … Kyanna Deravin [Pemberton], 2014
41-10 … Denise Thomas (Willingboro), 1980
40-10 … Betsy Kennedy [Delran], 2000
41-10 … Lillian Rivera (Pemberton), 1984 `
41-7 3/4 Erica Davis (Northern Burlington), 2003
41-0 … Nicole Scott (Willingboro), 1997
40-10 3/4 … Sandy Hinson (Lenape), 1988
40-7 … *Lynlee Phillips (Shawnee), 1998
40-3 … Beverly Bright (Willingboro), 2002
40-2 … Betsy Kennedy (Delran), 2000
39-11 1/2 … Cheryl Muse (Willingboro), 1982
39-11 1/4 … Amy Gaines (Kennedy), 1979
39-8 1/2 … Lorpu Sankon [Burlington Twp.], 2016
39-3 1/2 … Tomara Carmichael [Palmyra], 2016
39-3 … Danielle Steff [RV], 2016
39-2 … Alicia Carthan [Bordentown], 2012
39-1 1/4 … Ravin Hood [Rancocas Valley], 2019
39-1 … Erica Davis [NBC], 2003

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