South Dakota track and field recruit Kyle McKelvey captured the boys shot put championship at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals Friday in Greensboro, NC. McKelvey, a native of Beresford, fired a throw of 68-10 1/2 to win the event by more than five feet.
The event, sanctioned by the National Scholastic Sports Foundation, is one of the largest meets in the nation, drawing more than 2,800 standout high school athletes from across the United States.
McKelvey�s throw of 68-10 1/2 came in the sixth and final round of the shot put.
McKelvey, who signed with the Coyote men�s track and field team in February, has enjoyed an outstanding throwing career at Beresford High School. He won the South Dakota state championship in May with a throw of 67-10, winning his third state shot put title of his career. He set the South Dakota state record with a throw of 69-3 at the Howard Wood Relays in early May, and also was the co-MVP of the Dan Lennon Invitational (indoor) in March after throwing a 63-4 � setting a meet record.
McKelvey will now turn his attention to the US Junior Championships, set for June 23-26 at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, OR.