Veronica Fraley Claims National Title In The Discus

Interview with Fraley after her New Balance National Championship in the Discus


Wakefield's Veronica Fraley claimed her first New Balance National Championship today with a throw of 169-4.

Fraley claimed the lead in the beginning of the competition and was able to hold on improving her winning distance on the final throw.  She had thrown 167-4 earlier in the competition, which would have been good enough to win.  Second place was set by South Carolina rival Tedreauna Britt who threw 164-10.  The two battled earlier this year at the Bojangles Track and Field Classic.

Fraley has competed in this event since her sophomore year taking 10th and 11th.  This had been a big goal of hers ever since first attending the meet, especially since it was in her home state of North Carolina.

Fraley holds a seasons best of 175-9.  She told us she would have loved to throw a new PR today, but the National Championship is the most important thing.  Fraley has held the North Carolina State Record since last summer when she threw 170-4 at the USATF JO National Championships.  

Fraley is also a favorite in tomorrows Championship Shot Put.  She's coming off a PR in the event last weekend of 49-5.5 as she hopes to bring home her second national title of the weekend.

*Update

Fraley took 4th in the Shot Put on Sunday as she had a best throw of 48-10.75, just off her overall PR.  Fraley had her best mark on her 5th throw moving her up as she was just over a foot off winner Payden Montana.

PlaceAthleteAffiliationBest MarkFl (Pl)
1Veronica FRALEY18Fraley-Veronica-NC-Wakefield H51.61m (169-4 )3 (1)
2Tedreauna BRITT18Britt-Tedreauna-SC-Woodland HS50.24m (164-10 )3 (3)
3Payden MONTANA18Berwick Tc-Pa49.90m (163-8 )3 (2)
4Faith BENDER21Bender-Faith-CA-Liberty HS45.65m (149-9 )3 (4)
5Chelsea WALLACE18Grassfield Tc-Va45.21m (148-4 )2 (1)
6Corinne JEMISON18Kentwood Tc-Mi45.17m (148-2 )3 (5)
7Alexis CLARK18James Monroe Tc-Va43.92m (144-1 )1 (1)
8Mackenna ORIE19Orie-Mackenna-PA-Hempfield Are43.20m (141-9 )1 (2)
9Maura HUWALT19South Park Tc-Pa42.96m (140-11 )2 (2)
10Patience MARSHALL18Marshall-Patience-NC-Anson HS42.72m (140-2 )3 (6)
11Jocelyn MIDKIFF19Midkiff-Jocelyn-VA-Giles High42.67m (140-0 )1 (3)
12Piper KLINGER18Selinsgrove Tc-Pa42.39m (139-1 )3 (7)
13Madisen KLING18Kling-Madisen-PA-RED Lion Area42.35m (138-11 )3 (8)
14Mallory KAUFFMAN19Kauffman-Mallory-PA-Greenwood41.62m (136-6 )2 (3)
15Kaylia BLACK18Black-Kaylia-OH-Huron HS Huron41.50m (136-2 )1 (4)
16Caitlyn MARX19Marx-Caitlyn-OH-Salem HS41.32m (135-7 )3 (9)
17Sydney BLACKBURN18Broward Elite Ac-Fl40.97m (134-5 )3 (10)
18Rebekah BERGQUIST19Bergquist-Rebekah-FL-Southwest40.80m (133-10 )2 (4)
19Amanda HOWE18Southington Blue Knights Tc-Ct40.79m (133-10 )2 (5)
20Kathleen COLLINS18Collins-Kathleen-NH-Coe-Brown40.52m (132-11 )2 (6)
21Valadian PALLETT16Magsig-Pallett Throwing Club40.35m (132-4 )1 (5)
22Soteria RUSSELL18Throw 1 Deep-GA40.18m (131-10 )1 (6)
23Meagan CARICO18Carico-Meagan-VA-Patrick Count39.73m (130-4 )1 (7)
24Kaitlin MCGOOGAN19McGoogan-Kaitlin-NC-Ragsdale H39.21m (128-7 )2 (7)
25Alivia BENTLEY19Bentley-Alivia-OH-Carrollton H38.70m (127-0 )2 (8)
26Aliyah BOEVE19Boeve-Aliyah-MI-Zeeland East H38.44m (126-1 )2 (9)
27Elsie IGBERAESE19Igberaese-Elsie-GA38.41m (126-0 )1 (8)
28Nicole WHITAKER18Broward Elite Ac-Fl37.66m (123-7 )1 (9)
29Ty-Layshia WEST19West-Ty-Layshia-SC-Batesburg-L36.19m (118-8 )2 (10)
30Kaleigh FLOWERS18Kentwood Tc-Mi36.03m (118-2 )1 (10)
31Kat MOODY19Waukee Tc-Ia35.06m (115-0 )1 (11)
Jasmine MITCHELL19Thunder Elite Tc-IlFOUL2
Malin SMITH18Smith-Malin-MI-Waverly High ScFOUL3
Gabrielle HOLLIDAYJrHolliday-Gabrielle-VA-JRTuckerFOUL1


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