Lancaster, NY junior Melissa Kurzdorfer broke the NY State record in the 20LB weight thrown when she threw 57-7.50 at the Rock and Roll Throw Off held at her home school. Her toss broke Kristen Callan's (Monroe Woodbury, NY) record of 57-01.75 set in 2003 and ranks Melissa #2 in the US this season.
Her throw also ranks her 7th all time in US history.
Kurzdorfer has also thrown 47-08.75 in the shot put this season, currently the US leader and 2nd best in NY State history.
ROCK AND ROLL THROW OFF - Lancaster, NY
Below are the performances entered for the meet that met the national silver standard.
|Shot Put||35-2.50||Samantha Yager||BATAVIA|
|Shot Put||37-1.25||Kathryn Wahls||BROCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL|
|Shot Put||39-6.50||Erin Miller||LOCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL|
|Shot Put||47-3.75||Melissa Kurzdorfer||LANCASTER|
|Weight Throw||32-11.00||Olivia Schwartz||LOCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL|
|Weight Throw||36-4.25||Kathryn Wahls||BROCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL|
|Weight Throw||40-4.00||Claire Dishong||BROCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL|
|Weight Throw||42-9.00||Erin Miller||LOCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL|
|Weight Throw||57-7.50||Melissa Kurzdorfer||LANCASTER|
|Shot Put||50-1.75||Geno Buono||LANCASTER|
|Shot Put||52-3.75||Jon Krywalski||LANCASTER|
|Shot Put||52-3.75||Chris Buck||FRONTIER|
|Shot Put||55-7.75||John Urschel||Canisius (Buffalo)|
|Weight Throw||46-1.50||Ben Kawalski||LANCASTER|
|Weight Throw||52-1.75||Jake Miller||LANCASTER|
|Weight Throw||56-9.25||Jon Krywalski||LANCASTER|
Lancaster junior Melissa Kurzdorfer decided she needed a break. So she took the summer off – got away from the throwing circle and the weight room. Then she changed some things when the season started. Then changed things back.
Competing at The Dartmouth Relays in New Hampshire, junior Melissa Kurzdorfer of Lancaster, NY had a personal best toss of 47-09, the 2nd best throw by a New York high school girl ever and a new junior class state record.