Cherokee grad Lucciano Pizarro popped his second PR in as many outdoor meets for Rutgers Friday, hurling the 16-pound shot 55-11 1/4 at the Big 10 Florida Invitational in Jacksonville.
Pizarro, a freshman at Rutgers, actually PR’d twice in a row. After opening with identical throws of 53-5 3/4 and 53-5 3/4, he hit 55-9 on his third before surpassing 17 meters for the first time on his fourth throw, the 55-11 1/4. He fouled on his last two tosses.
Pizarro’s previous PR was a 55-1 1/4 indoors at Penn State in February. His previous outdoor PR was a 53-11 1/2 at the Maryland Invitational last weekend
His throw is No. 8 in Rutgers history.