Delsea’s Jason Nwosu continues climbing all-time S.J. discus list!!!!!

Delsea senior Jason Nwosu continues to move up the all-time South Jersey discus list.

Nwosu PR’d for the second meet in a row with a 183-9 at the Delsea Crusader Field #1 meet Wednesday. He had PR’d at 182-7 a week earlier at the Tri-County meet at Kingsway.

Nwosu ranks 12th in South Jersey history and No. 3 in Gloucester County history, behind only indoor World Championships shot put finalist Josh Awotunde [192-5 in 2013] and Deptford’s Ken Manahan [185-5 in 1976].

He’s No. 3 in New Jersey behind national freshman record holder Ben Shue of Bergen Catholic [193-0] and Southern Regional’s Fabian Gonzalez [189-9].

When the outdoor season began last month, Nwosu had a PR of 141-8 from last year’s state Group 2 meet at Franklin. He improved to 142-6 in his 2022 opener at the Deptford Spartan Relays, then 145-1 a week later at the Eagle Relays in Bayville.

His big breakthrough followed a week later at the Red & Black Invitational at East Stroudsburg, where he bombed a 177-10 to announce his ascension to one of the state’s best in the discus after establishing that indoors in the shot, where he threw 62-0 ½ feet to win states.

And now he’s added to that 177-10 two weeks in a row going into championship season.

Nwosu has the top throws in both the shot (61-7) and discus in Group 3 this year. He’ll compete at sectionals this weekend at his home facility at Delsea looking for his first outdoor sectional titles.

All-Time South Jersey Discus list
216-11 … Ron Dayne [Overbrook], 1996
199- 6 … Braheme Days Jr. [Bridgeton], 2013
197- 0 … James Plummer [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2013
192- 5 … Josh Awotunde [Delsea], 2013
189- 7 … Ray Wilks [Bridgeton], 1995
185-11 … John Mooers [Middle Twp.], 2015
185-10 … Russ Willett [Penns Grove], 1985
185- 7 … Matt Huckabee [Timber Creek], 2010
185- 6 … Kamron Kobolak [Cinnaminson], 2018
185- 5 … Ken Manahan [Deptford], 1976
184- 4 … Adam Hunt [Collingswood], 2017
183-9 … Jason Nwosu [Delsea], 2022
181-10 … Jason Winrow [Cumberland Reg.], 1989

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