GENEVA, Ohio — Woonsocket junior Tarik Robinson-O’Hagan is making sure no one will ever break his state shot put record.
The talented Novan, who already broke his own record twice this season, delivered an incredible throw on Saturday at the National Throws Festival in Geneva, Ohio. After barely making it into the finals, Robinson-O’Hagan delivered three throws that broke his old record, including a toss of 67 feet, 9.75 inches to establish a new state record and finish second to the No. 2 ranked thrower in the country.
“It’s not a surprise to me that he threw that distance, I just thought it would take a little longer than this,” Woonsocket coach Marc Piette said. “He had a great practice at the facility on Friday, but he fouled on his first two throws, but then delivered one to get into the final. Once we’re able to start lifting more, 70 feet is going to be in the mix soon. It was great to see him step up to the level of the competition.”
Novan indoor national champion Logan Coles also had a spectacular Saturday in Ohio because the Kentucky-bound senior claimed the hammer throw with a toss of 226-1. Coles also had a foul that went over 237 feet. Robinson-O’Hagan came in second in the hammer with a throw of 222 feet. The junior was third in the discus with a so-so best throw of 161 feet.