One of the more surprising performances from the VA Showcase was Aaron Wilkerson (Southern Guilford) throwing a 4 foot PR of 60-0.5 to win the Invitational Shot Put. Wilkerson came in as the second seed with his PR of 56-1 from earlier this season.
The Invitational flight of the shot put began a little later than it was scheduled, and from Wilkerson's first throw you could tell that he was ready. Wilkerson shocked his competition with a 60-0.5 on his first throw and beat out 62 foot thrower Seth Harrell (Grassfield, Virginia). All of Wilkerson's next 5 throws were over 58 feet which would have still won the competition for him.
Watch the Boys Shot Put Finals from the VA Showcase
Wilkerson's mark rockets him up the indoor all-time list where he now ranks 4th all-time for North Carolina. Immediately after the competition when we spoke with him telling him #1 All-time was Jon Beyle's (East Chapel Hill) 61-10 in 2013 he adjusted his focus to throwing that mark this indoor season. Wilkerson will make his first State Record attempt next week at JDL Fast Track.