Evan McDaniel regained the national lead and broke a 24-year-old College of San Mateo shot put record Saturday at the Maurice Compton Invitational hosted by the Bulldogs.
The sophomore hit 58 feet, 4 inches on his first effort of the day to retake the U.S. JC/community college lead that Deondra Canaday of Coffeyville, Kan. had taken away with a 57-6 ½ put on March 30.
The throw also broke the CSM school record of 58-3, set in 1989 by Kevin Marks. McDaniel’s previous best was 56-9 ¼ at last month’s Bob Rush Invitational.
McDaniel (from Spanish Springs High, Sparks, Nev.) now leads the state by nearly four feet. He won by nearly 14 feet over teammate Collin Luu (Abraham Lincon, San Francisco), who put 44-8.
“I’ve been wanting that record,” McDaniel said. That’s been my goal since I got here last year. I’m so happy about it. Now I really want to get 60 feet. That’s a big benchmark.”
McDaniel started the day with a hammer throw of 147-5, placing second. His best mark of 157-10 (last month) is No. 2 on CSM’s all-time list. He finished with a season best discus throw of 158-1 to place second. Luu also had a SB for third at 141-8.
On the track, CSM freshman sprint star Breanna Navarre (South San Francisco) finished second in the women’s 400 meters in 59.62, just behind the state’s No. 2 ranked runner, Asha Giles of Laney. State sprint leader Khadija Suleman of Laney won the 200 meters in24.83, ahead of Giles and Navarre (25.98).
Moreen Pahulu (Mills) had another fine day for the Bulldogs in the women’s throws. The freshman won the javelin (106-0), was second in the discus with a season best 134-2, third in the hammer (113-11), and sixth in the shot put (32-7 ¾).
Anthony Capitulo (South San Francisco) won the men’s javelin with a throw of 170-10, ahead of teammate Scott Chisea (St. Francis) at 168-5, with Luu fourth (158-3). Capitulo currently ranks No. 2 in the state with a best of 198-10.
ROAD TO STATE AT CSM BEGINS TUESDAY:
Qualifying begins on Tuesday for the 2013 California Community College Athletic Association championships, which CSM will host on May 17-18. San Mateo will stage the Northern California Decathlon and Heptathlon Championships over the two days. Top six finishers in both of those combined event disciplines qualify for the state finals.