Morrison shatters shot put PH record with 20.21 meters

Fil-American bet William Morrison set a new national indoor record again.

This time, Morrison did it at the Meyo Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Indiana.

According to the event’s official website, Morrison joined Ben Veatch and Teddy Browning in creating a ripple on the last day of the meet. 

Veatch and Browning ruled the 1-mile run in impressive fashions.

Morrison heaved 20.21 meters for the bronze on his sixth and final attempt, surpassing his 19.06-meter effort last month at the Indiana University Relays.

Tim Nedow took the gold medal after heaving 20.9 meters on his second try, while Jalil Brewer of Purdue settled for the silver on his final bid at 19.47 meters

On January 19, Morrison had his 19.06-meter feat in the men’s shot put event of the Indiana relays.

Morrison is seeking to hit the qualifying standard of 21.10 to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and he will again try to do so in the coming outdoor tournaments.

Earlier, Morrison hurled 19.17 meters during a two-day indoor meet at the Vanderbilt University Recreational Center in Nashville,Tennessee.

He is best remembered during the 30th Southeast Asian Games, where Morrison claimed the gold with his 18.38-meter effort.

All his recent feats are below the national mark of 20.40 meters, which he achieved last June.

So far, only one athlete from athletics has earned an Olympic ticket, pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena.

Female pole vaulter Natalie Uy, sprinter-hurdler Eric Cray, runner Kristina Knott, newly-added marathoner Christine Hallasgo and Mary Joy Tabal are also seeking berths to the Olympics through qualifiers, along with Morrison.

They were seeking Olympic qualification at the World Indoor Athletics Championships that was supposed to be held in Nanjing this March.

But the event has been postponed by a year to March 2021 because of the coronavirus, which has now infected 40,000 people worldwide and above 900 deaths.

World Athletics said in a statement that it had agreed to delay the event to provide “our athletes, member federations and partners with a clear way forward in what is a complex and fast-moving set of circumstances.”

Organizers added, “that it had no other option given that the spread of the virus both within China and outside was still at a concerning level.”

Topics: William Morrison , Meyo Invitational , Ben Veatch ,  Teddy Browning
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