Brentwood’s Rivera throws best-in-US shot put

Brentwood junior Sophia Rivera has competed in track and field since middle school, and in December threw a best in the US shot put—high school girls so far this indoor season—with a 48 feet, 2 3/4 inches throw at the Throwing and Growing competition at the YMCA’s Youth and Family Center in St. Louis. The throw was a PR (personal record) for Rivera by almost a foot. See a video of her throw below. Rivera had a good summer throwing, according to her mother, Michelle Hassemer.