Cherokee graduate Lucciano Pizarro bombed a massive shot put PR this weekend at Penn State, surpassing the 60-foot barrier with the 16-pound shot for the first time.
Pizarro, a Penn State sophomore who’s competerd unattached so far this season, threw 60-8 ¼ at the Penn State Tune-Up at Ashenfelter Indoor Track in State College.
That ranks No. 41 among all U.S. men this year.
Pizzaro’s previous indoor best was a 57-6 ½ at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge last month at the same facility on Penn State’s campus. Earlier in January he threw 57-2 ½ at the Penn State National.
But before Jan. 22, his indoor PR was a 55-1 ½ from last year’s Sykes & Sabock Challenge. So he’s added over five feet to his indoor PR since Jan. 22.
Pizzaro has a lifetime best of 61-1 ½ from the Jim Thorpe Invitational last May, also at Penn State. That’s No. 9 in Penn State history outdoors.
His longest lifetime throw that didn’t come in State College was a 58-4 at the NCAA East Preliminaries at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville this past May.
His top seven indoor performances have come at Ashenfelter, and if we checked all his series (which we’re tempted to do) that probably means at least his top 15 indoor throws have all been at his home circle. Pizzaro’s longest lifetime indoor throw that wasn’t at Ashenfelter was a 50-1 ½ at last year’s Big 10 Championships at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.