Adrian Piperi is scheduled to be a freshman at the The University of Texas this fall. However, before he reports, he will get to enjoy his time in Tampere, Finland as the new American Record Holder.
Today, Piperi qualified for the shot put finals with a 21.42. Piperi threw the bomb on his first throw and shut things down for the rest of the competition. That one throw held up for the entire flight of Group A as well as the Group B flight.
With a top throw by over an entire foot, Piperi looked to continue a dominance he started back in high school heading into the finals.
In his prep career at The Woodlands High School, Piperi won four individual state titles in the throws and has qualified for the 2016 IAAF American U20 team and last year's Pan American team where he won the bronze medal for the US team.
As a freshman, this season, he was seventh at the NCAA Indoor Championships and fourth at the Outdoor NCAA Championships. Afterwards, he went on the win the USATF Junior title.
Piperi will soon head back to Texas, but it will be with another passport stamp, an international medal, and an impressive resume builder.