Dominic Perry stretched, drank some coffee and made the best throw in the state.
On Tuesday during a track meet at Newton Falls, the Crestview shot putter threw 62 feet, 2 inches. It’s the best throw in Ohio High school track so far this season regardless of division. Perry said everything except the result was routine when it came to the record setting throw.
“I was waiting to [get a personal record]. I’ve been pretty consistent with my numbers,” Perry said. “I was expecting to improve my PR by a foot and then I do it by three feet. It was pretty awesome.”
It’s the first time Perry has reached 60 feet in a competitive setting and Tuesday’s throw makes him one of two throwers in Ohio to have done so this year, according to athletic.net. Bellaire’s Cole LaRoche is the other one to have gone 60-plus at 61-2.
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.