(Photo: Bill Stanley has his sights on a PIAA record. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette.)
"Bill Stanley isn't lifting weights this week and is not practicing throwing the javelin, except for a light workout Thursday.
He wants to "rest up" for possibly one more record performance.
Stanley, a senior at South Park High School, has thrown himself into the record book at every championship or invitational in which he has competed this spring. South Hills Classic, Tri-State Invitational, Thomas Jefferson Invitational, Penn Relays, Baldwin Invitational, WPIAL championships. Stanley has walked away from every one with a meet record.
The PIAA championships are Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University and Stanley has been aiming for this meet for a while. He will compete Saturday in the Class AAA javelin.
"Since last year when I finished second and I was third two years ago, this has been my goal," he said. "My main goal is first place, but the record is definitely my other goal."
The PIAA Class AAA meet record is 224 feet, 2 inches. Stanley already has thrown farther a number of times this season. He won the WPIAL title last week with a throw of 227-0 and his best throw this spring is 234-9, which is the second-best toss in the country."