Here is the UPDATED RANKINGS reflecting all of the results from the 2017 season.
WISCONSIN ALL- TIME COMPOSITE RANKINGS for the GIRLS THROWING EVENTS. Of the TENS of thousands of prep girls who have picked up a shot put and discus in Wisconsin over the past 50 years, only 19 girls have throws that rank in the top 50 of BOTH the SHOT PUT and DISCUS events. The COMPOSITE RANKING adds each athlete's rank on the top 50 ALL-TIME LIST in both events. The lower the score, the better the combined ranking.
A HUGE congratulations to Josie Schaefer (Baraboo '17), for moving up on the list to #1 ALL-TIME, passing Samantha Noennig and Kennedy Blahnik who were previously tied for #1.
^ MOVED UP ^
Josie moved up 20 spots on the Shot Put list in her senior year. Capping a career were she had already collected 2 State Discus titles and the #1 best discus throw in WI Prep history. Her Shot Put P.R. of 47'8" came on her final throw of the state meet to win her 1st Shot Put State title surpassing reigning shot put champ, Erin Dunning by 4.75". Her P.R. tied Angela Boushea for the 5th best throw in State History.
> MOVED ON >
While there was some movement of positions of the top 19 on this year's list, no athletes moved on the list.
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As we continue to see massive improvements in the Girls SHOT PUT and DISCUS around the state, no one was moved off the list this year. Erica Bailey holds on to the #18 best combined spot, however her 43'10.25" shot put mark stands at #48 on the all-time shot put list and could get bumped next year. Elizabeth Robe holds the #19 combined spot, but her 140'9" discus P.R. from 2004 stands at #48 on the discus list and could get wiped off the top 50 list next year.
How much have GIRLS pushed the standard forward? Want to be considered one of the best WI Prep throwers of all time? You'll need to THROW BIG and THROW FAR...
The new standard to make the Top 50 LIST in 2018:
#50 Shot Put 43' 10"
#50 Discus 140' 08"
THROW BIG, THROW FAR!
See the WISCONSIN ALL-TIME TOP 50 LISTS in every Girls Event, carefully compiled by Mark Rongstad and Mike Krugel, now updated by Paul Tilleman! Thank You!
See the 2017 WISCONSIN GIRLS TRACK and FIELD HONOR ROLL, thoughtfully compiled by Dave Figi for over 20 years! Thank You!
Check out what the best throwers in State History looked like throwing as I continue to build the ALL-TIME VIDEO LIST...