2012 PIAA Track & Field – Day Two Recap
May 27, 2012
At every invitational and championship meet this spring, South Park’s Bill
Stanley has set a meet record in the javelin. But Stanley did a lot more
than set a meet record today. Stanley is now a national record holder.
Stanley, a senior, won the Class AAA javelin title at Shippensburg
University and set a national record with a throw of 246 feet, 9 inches.
Stanley’s throw, which came on his first of the competition, beat the old
record of 244-2, set in 2010 by Sam Crouser of Gresham, Ore. The national
record is recognized by the National Federation of High School
Associations. NFHS national records can only be set at state championship
meets or NFHS-sanctioned meets.