RV’s Ravin Hood throws N.J. #3 shot put mark, smashes school record!

Junior Ravin Hood broke the Rancocas Valley indoor shot put record this week, bombing a 38-2 1/2 in a meet with Northern Burlington and Cherry Hill East at the Bubble.

That’s No. 3 in the state so far during this indoor season.

Hood has an outdoor PR of 39-1 1/4, which she hit three times when she won the freshman shot put at New Balance Nationals at North Carolina A&T in June of 2019, her last outdoor meet. 

Her previous indoor PR and the former RV record was 37-9 1/2, which she threw in a meet at Cherokee in the winter of 2019. The R.V. outdoor and overall school record is 39-3, set by Danielle Steff at the 2016 BCSL Meet at Northern Burlington.

Hood underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in her knee and missed the 2020 indoor season. Then she didn’t compete outdoors because COVID erased the entire season. She’s competed in two meets at Toms River this winter, her first competition in 19 months.

Hood’s mark is No. 3 in the state in the early portion of the indoor season, behind Jada Mia Puryear of Union Catholic (39-2) and Mendham’s Melissa Aymil (38-5 1/4).

Hood’s best event is probably the discus. She was 3rd at states as a freshman and then threw 130-6 at the Meet of Champions, No. 35 in South Jersey history and a South Jersey freshman record.

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