Carter and Silmon make USA National team to compete in Moscow

Michelle Carter (Dallas, Texas) former member of the youth team Texas Throwback coached by Micheal Carter, set an American Record had the throw of her career in the women’s shot put to add her name to the American record books. Carter’s throw of 20.24m/66-5 was an improvement by a staggering 38 centimeters. Today’s victory gives Carter four national titles outdoors and one indoors. Carter held the lead in the event all day long as she opened with a throw of 19.13m/62-9.25. Carter’s record-setting mark came on her fifth attempt. Carter improved the previous American record of 20.18m/66-2.5 originally set by Ramona Pagel in 1988, and equalled by Jillian Camarena-Williams in 2011.

Charles Silmon (Waco, Texas) former member of the youth team Hallmark Track Club, coached by Newton Braziel. Finished third in 9.98. Silmon beat 4th placer Mike Rodgers by only two-thousandths of a second. The top three men will represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships.