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Former Missouri Tiger And Defending World Champ Goes For World Shot Put Record

A few months ago, the Missouri Tigers named their All-Decade team for all sports. One of the names, Christian Cantwell was on there for good reason: He's a world champion in the shot put. At the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend, he'll go for the world record.

On Saturday, Cantwell threw that 16 pound ball 73 feet, three inches at the Lindenwood Throwing Series in St. Charles. That is the longest throw this year and while it was still over two feet away from the world record, he is the first shot puter to make 12 straight throws over 72 feet.

Other former Tigers like Chris Rohr (hammer throw) and Krishna Lee. Current Tigers Blake Irwin and Aaron Dixon (800 meters) and Nick Adcock (decathlon) will compete.

There will also be a few more former and current Missouri Tigers at the event this weekend. Chris Rohr is seeded fourth in the hammer throw, and Krishna Lee will compete as well. Juniors Blake Irwin and Aaron Dixon are running in the 800 meters, while senior Nick Adcock is in the decathlon.