Winslow Township’s John Purvis, a junior at Morgan State, won his third MEAC conference title this weekend.
Purvis threw the shot 55-2 – only five inches shy of his PR – to win evenet at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference at Norfolk (Va.) State.
Purvis also won the shot at the 2021 outdoor conference meet in Greensboro with a 54-2 ¾ and the indoor shot this past winter with a 54-2 ½ in Virginia Beach.
Purvis set his shot put PR of 55-7 indoors at last year’s MEAC meet in Virginia Beach, when he placed 2nd to teammate Zackery Dillon’s 56-0.
On Saturday, Purvis was sitting in 5th place with a best throw of 51-8 ¼ before he hit 55-2 on his 5th attempt of the competition to pass four other throwers and move into the lead.
Purvis was also 6th in the discus with a throw of 151-4, just 15 inches shy of his PR of 152-7.