February 12, 2010
Double breaks for field athlete Adonson Shallow

In the space of one week, Vincentian Adonson Shallow, based in the United States of America (USA), broke his own school Shot Putt record twice.{{more}}

Last weekend at the Houston Indoor Invitational, Shallow’s effort of 17.43 metres beat his previous mark of 17.06 metres at the LSU Purple Tiger Invitational January 22.

However, his winning throws are off the national record in the event he set last year.

At the 2009 Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships staged February 20 and 21 at the Southeastern Louisiana University, Shallow threw 19.87 metres in the Shot Putt to establish a new St. Vincent and the Grenadines record.

Continuing his performance on the weekend of January 22, Shallow’s weight throw of 20.07 metres broke the record he set last year of 19.87 metres.

Shallow, 23, moved from Central Arizona College in 2008.

The 250 pounder Shallow first established the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Shot Putt and Discus records at the 2004 Central American and Caribbean Junior Games when he threw 16.55 metres and 45.1 metres, respectively.

Now a senior at Southeastern Louisiana, Shallow set the national record for the Hammer Throw, last year, when he threw 60.62 metres.

The Hammer Throw is a new addition to the national records, as this is a relatively new event in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Track and Field slate of events.

At the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, he finished 14th in the shot put with a throw of 14.76 metres.

In 2007, Shallow gained the accolade of Junior Field Athlete of the Year, his first year at the US schools’ set up.(RT)