Collingswood grad Adam Hunt opened the outdoor season with a discus PR and the No. 4 throw in Rutgers history.
Hunt, a Rutgers sophomore, threw 181-8 and placed second at the Blue and Gold Invitational at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Hunt’s previous PR was a 180-1 last April in a meet in Iowa City, Iowa.
Hunt moved into the No. 4 spot in Rutgers history, behind Central Regional’s James Plummer [205-11 in Des Moines in 2013], East Stroudsburg’s Sam Segond [199-7 at Penn in 2005] and Middle Township’s John Mooers [185-2 at Penn in 2019].
Not only did he throw 181-8 on his first throw, Hunt added throws of 178-11 and 178-1 in his series.
John Sobota of Kentucky won the event at 191-9.
Hunt also threw a PR of 167-3 in the hammer and threw 51-5 1/2 in the shot. His previous hammer PR was 163-5 last March in College Park, Md.
Although Hunt is relatively new to the hammer – this was only his fourth lifetime meet throwing the hammer – he moved up to No. 7 in Rutgers history.
Hunt ranks No. 29 in NCAA Division 1 in the early going and No. 2 in the Big Ten, behind Ohio State sophomore Tanner Watson, who threw 181-11 in a meet last weekend in Tempe, Ariz.