Sophomore Dominic Perry Breaks School Shot Put Record

Shot Put

Thrower aiming to make state

By Brian Dzenis

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“My goal is just to beat my [personal record] and wherever that takes me is where I end up,” Perry said.

Right now, his personal record would take him to Columbus and there’s still time to get even better.

On April 11, Perry broke the school record in the shot put with a throw of 54-7.25. The previous mark was Scott Raschilla’s throw of 52-7.25 in 2004. The sophomore’s throw would have been good for sixth place in last year’s state tournament.

“He’s had some incredible throws in practice that you just sit there and watch a kid that’s only 16 years old throw that far,” Crestview coach Greg Woolman said.

Perry crossed the 50-feet mark — a safe number to get to state — during his freshman season.

“I didn’t really know where I was going to end up. It just sort of happened,” Perry said.

He won a district title before injuring himself at regionals.

“I was warming up and I stepped out of the pit and I slipped and fell on my foot and I ended up tearing a plate in my [big] toe,” Perry said. “The big toe is a lot of balance. There was so much pain going through there. It changes your form. It changes everything.”

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