Track: Knoch's Geist claims gold at Pan Am Junior Championships

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Jordan Geist competed in an international meet for the first time today.

The meet ended with Geist in a familiar position ... on top of the medal stand.

Geist, a recent Knoch graduate, won the shot put at the Pan American Junior Championship in Trujillo, Peru. He set meet and American Junior records in the 6k shot with his winning throw of 22.02 meters (72 feet, 3 inches). Jamaica's Kevin Nedrick placed second (66-8 3/4) and Adrian Piperi of the United States was third (66-5 3/4).

Geist's victory continued what has been an exceptional summer for the three-time WPIAL and PIAA champion in the shot put. He also won titles at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals and the USATF Junior Championships.


Track: Knoch’s Geist wins national title, then competes against the pros

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What a weekend it was for recent Knoch graduate Jordan Geist.

Last Friday, Geist won his second shot put national title in as many weeks when he rallied to claim the gold medal at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships in Sacramento.

Two days later, Geist competed against Olympians and other professionals at the USATF Outdoor Championships.

That's pretty big time.

Geist, who recently wrapped up his outstanding high school career, has seen his success continue the last few weeks. First came two gold medals -- one in the shot put and the other in the hammer throw -- at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. Geist had never competed in the hammer throw at a meet in his career. His heave was the longest by a high school athlete this season.


Track: It’s “Hammer Time” for Knoch’s Geist

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Jordan Geist's exploits in the shot put and discus are well documented.

He has had countless hit performances and broken many records.

But Geist unleashed a new talent this past weekend.

For Geist, the stage was set for "Hammer Time."

And, as usual, Geist pretty much said "U Can't Touch This" to the competition.


Track: Knoch's Geist grabs two more PIAA gold medals

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Jordan Geist grabbed this third PIAA shot put title.

However, the Knoch senior fouled on this farthest throw, missing the national record of 77 feet set by Michael Carter of Jefferson High in Dallas in 1979. Geist won the Class 3A title with a mark of 71-4 ½. Geist set the PIAA meet record last year with a throw of 74-3 ½.

Geist went on to win the discus on Saturday with a throw of 207-6. This also would not be his best throw of the season. Geist threw 208-7 at WPIALs the week prior. It was his second consecutive discus title.

The Arizona recruit will compete at Junior Nationals next month.


Track: Knoch's Geist has another record-setting performance

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It's no surprise that Jordan Geist broke more records during the WPIAL individual championships last Thursday.

The senior threw a personal best of 208-7 in the discus at Baldwin Stadium to claim the meet record and the Class 3A title. He went on to win the shot put with a throw of 73-10. Even though it wasn't a top performance for Geist, he was able to break the meet record in the shot put, as well.

This is the third year the Arizona recruit won WPIAL Class 3A shot put and discus titles.

Knoch also found a star in Hannah Rowe. The freshman won the high jump title with a mark of 5-4.