Kurzdorfer breaks weight throw state record

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.



Below are the performances entered for the meet that met the national silver standard.

HS Girls
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
HS Boys
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


Change is good for Kurzdorfer

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.

NY girls ranked 1-2 in US in the shot put

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.

(check out Kurzdorfer's interview with CBS affiliate, WVIB in Buffalo)