Sophia Rivera wins national championship

Brentwood High School junior Sophia Rivera won girls shot put in the New Balance Nationals Indoor Track and Field Championships in New York City with a winning throw of 49 feet 1 inch on March 15. Her first throw was her longest of her five in the meet.

Rivera’s winning throw was almost a foot and a half farther than the all-class record for shot put in the state of Missouri, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

See also: Brentwood sophomore wins in Orlando track meet, breaks 2 school records

Rivera won Class 2 state titles in the shot put and discus as a freshman and sophomore.

See the full article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

See an interview with Rivera, in Brentwood, two days after her victory in the shot put at the 2015 New Balance Indoor Track and Field Nationals meet in New York City.

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