Winslow’s John Purvis shatters Camden County shot put record, joins 60-foot club with U.S. #1 throw!!!!!

Winslow senior John Purvis joined the 60-foot club this weekend, demolishing the Camden County record with a 60-0 throw at the SJTCA winter meet No. 2 at the Bennett Center.

I haven’t been able to track down Purvis’s series, but his winning throw of 60-0 makes him only the 8th South Jersey thrower to surpass 60 feet indoors and the 18th to do it either indoors or out.

Purvis surpassed his previous indoor (and overall) PR of 57-8 1/2, which he just set last weekend at the same venue in Toms River.

He broke the Camden County record of 57-10 1/2, set in 2010 by Matt Huckabee of Timber Creek at the state Group 3 meet.

Purvis’s mark is No. 1 in the state this year and No. 1 on the U.S. MileSplit list here in the early part of the season.

S.J. INDOOR SHOT PUT ALL-TIME TOP 10
70-8 … Braheme Days Jr. [Bridgeton], 2012
63-11 … Ray Wilks [Bridgeton], 1995
63-1 3/4 … Nick Pulli [West Deptford], 2014
61-9 … Lou Gordon [Bridgeton], 1995
62-7 3/4 … Kamron Kobolak [Cinnaminson], 2018
60-3 … Harry Dilts [Pitman], 1971
60-0 1/2 … Ell Ash [Willingboro], 2004
60-0 … John Purvis [Winslow Twp.], 2020
59-9 … Kofi Yamoah [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2013
58-10 … James Plummer [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2013

S.J. COMBINED SHOT PUT LIST
70-8 … Braheme Days Jr. [Bridgeton] 2012 [I]
64-10 1/2 … Jon Kalnas [Paulsboro], 1997 [o]
64-6 1/4 … Ron Dayne [Overbook], 1996 [o]
64-5 … Ray Wilks [Bridgeton], 1995 [o]
64-4 1/4 … Chris Robinson [Penns Grove], 1990 [o]
63-1 3/4 … Nick Pulli [West Deptford], 2014 [i]
63-0 … Lou Gordon [Bridgeton], 1995 [o]
62-7 3/4 … Kamron Kobolak [Cinnaminson], 2018 [I]
61-10 1/2 … Harry Dilts [Pitman], 1971 [o]
61-6 … Josh Awotunde [Delsea],  2013 [o]
61-4 1/2 … Bubba Green [Millville], 1976 [o]
61-4 … Kofi Yamoah [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2013 [o]
61-3 … Kamron Kobolak [Cinnaminson], 2018] [i]
61-2 1/4 … Matthew Huckabee [Timber Creek], 2010] [o]
60-11 … Luciano Pizarro [Cherokee], 2019] [o]
60-3 … Dontaye Rivera [Pleasantville], 2012] [o]
60-0 1/2 … Ell Ash [Willingboro], 2004] [i]
60-0 … John Purvis [Winslow Twp.], 2020 [i]

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