Cinnaminson graduate Prisca Blamon, a Monmouth senior, threw an indoor shot put of 45-6 1/4 Friday when she won the competition at the Great Dane Classic at Ocean Breeze.
Blamon came up just shy of her lifetime best of 45-7 3/4, which she set outdoors at a meet at Monmouth this past April. She also had a 45-7 1/4 in a meet at Rider last April.
Blamon’s previous indoor PR was 45-3, which she threw last month, also at Ocean Breeze.
It was a very strong series for Blamon, who opened with a 45-4 3/4 and then after a 42-1 3/4 threw 44-6 1/4 and 44-11 before hitting her 45-6 1/4 on her fifth attempt. She fouled on her final throw.
Blamon’s five legal throws averaged 44-6, so her average throw was only nine inches off her previous indoor PR.
Blamon ranks 3rd in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference behind Manhattan senior Alexandra Preckajlo [47-10] and Rider junior Natya Glasco [45-9 3/4].
Her throw moved her up to 6th on the all-time Monmouth indoor performance list. She’s also 6th on the outdoor list with her 45-7 3/4. And she ranks 8th in the weight throw at 56-2 from 2020.
Blamon is a Monmouth grad student studying criminal justice.