Missed this one but Olympic shot put hopefuly Josh Awotunde, a Delsea graduate, uncorked the second-biggest throw of his life late last month in a meet in Columbia, S.C.
Awotunde threw 68-2 3/4, second outdoors only to his 69-3 3/4 from April of 2019 in Los Angeles. He currently ranks No. 16 in the world according to the IAAF international performance list and No. 6 among Americans.
One of the problems with track in the U.S. is tracking down post-graduate results. The USATF is a disgrace when it comes to results and performance lists (and pretty much everything else), so you have to rely on the IAAF lists, which don’t give much meet information. So all we know is that Awotunde’s 68-2 3/4 came in Columbia, S.C., but no idea what meet he did it at or who he was competing against.
The 25-year-old Awotunde, a four-time All-America during his years at South Carolina, ranks No. 41 in U.S. history with his 69-3 3/4 (and No. 131 in world history).
He’s also thrown 69-11 3/4 indoors, No. 27 on the all-time U.S. indoor list.