New York's Shot Put Sixty-Foot Streak Hits Decade Mark


The 60-foot mark in the Boys Shot Put is one of those "magic marks" in HS Track & Field that are major benchmarks in the sport.  Not only that, but New York has a long tradition of surpassing that mark.  We have done so for every year straight since 2009, with a four-year-streak before that from 2004 to 2008.  

Now, with John Surdej (Lancaster) repeating his feat from the year before this Indoors, which helped him take another State Title, the streak has hit the 10-year-mark.  Surdej, who hit 60ft five times this Indoor Season, is a piece of a long line of throwing tradition here in New York.

Anthony Harrison (Ramapo) hit 59-5.25 for second at States, and is close enough to add his name to the legacy this spring.

Check out the best marks of the past decade here

YearSeason First BrokeNameTeamSeason Best
1992-2003



2004IndoorDerek McGuireWatertown64-11.5

IndoorJosh DupuisTupper Lake61-8
2005IndoorJohn HickeyTappan Zee63-11.75
2006OutdoorBlake Eaton
Allegheny-Limestone62-11
2007IndoorWalter HenningSt. Anthony's64-1.75

OutdoorEaton
63-10.5
2008



2009



2010IndoorJosh HaghihiWheatley61-9.5

OutdoorShane SmithFonda-Fultonville60-3.5
2011Indoor"Chuk" EnekwechiFrancis Lewis62-4.5
2012OutdoorAJ WolfHackley60-5.25
2013IndoorDevon PattersonWilliamsville South60-4.75

OutdoorBenjamin BonhurstSmithtown East61-11
2014IndoorBonhurst
65-0

IndoorPatterson
63-10.75

IndoorEric FavorsNorth Rockland63-0.5

IndoorDennis RusselLongwood62-1

OutdoorCorey MurphyLongwood64-1

Outdoor"Pobo" EfekoroForrest Hills60-9.5
2015IndoorFavors
66-1

IndoorJaelen VasquezCardinal Hayes60-4.5

OutdoorPatterson
60-11
2016IndoorAndrew CannistraciIona Prep62-0.75

IndoorColin BlairLancaster60-4
2017
Outdoor
Jack Zimmerman
Briarcliff
61-2.75

Outdoor
Jeff Derwin
Broadalbin-Perth
60-8.75

Outdoor
Danny Byrne
King's Park
60-2.5
2018
Outdoor
John Surdej
Lancaster
61-0.5
2019
Indoor
Surdej
Lancaster
61-9


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