State Meet Throwing Implement Weights
02/13/2019 3:36:05 PM
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State shot weight for girls. I found a result for East Newton from 1979. Was the weight of the shot different then? If so, when did it change? Thank you, Jake Holt
State shot weight for girls. I found a result for East Newton from 1979. Was the weight of the shot different then? If so, when did it change?
Thank you,
Jake Holt
02/13/2019 5:06:06 PM
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Prior to 1979 the weight of the girl's HS shot was 8 pounds. In 1980 it went to 4KG which is about 8 ounces more.
Prior to 1979 the weight of the girl's HS shot was 8 pounds. In 1980 it went to 4KG which is about 8 ounces more.
02/13/2019 9:29:39 PM
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@chester1976, The fact that there are still 8# SP implements in circulation is the reason the implements not marked 4K must be weighed, or if not weighed, never be put in the pool of implements for competitors use. The almost 13 ounce difference between 4K and 8# is an unfair advantage as much as a false start. The use or warm up of an illegal implement is a DQ (page 42,6-2-10, 2019 NFHS Rules Book).
@chester1976,
The fact that there are still 8# SP implements in circulation is the reason the implements not marked 4K must be weighed, or if not weighed, never be put in the pool of implements for competitors use. The almost 13 ounce difference between 4K and 8# is an unfair advantage as much as a false start. The use or warm up of an illegal implement is a DQ (page 42,6-2-10, 2019 NFHS Rules Book).

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