Throw of the Week: Tyler Schultz

Tyler Schultz broke the one-year-old South Dakota state record in the shot put on April 20, and hit a new US#1 also. Submitted photo

Custer High School senior Tyler Schultz upped the ante in the shot put in South Dakota (all-time) and in the U.S. (2012), uncorking a put of 69-5.75 on Friday at the Custer Invitational.

Schultz broke the South Dakota record set in 2011 by Kyle McKelvey (Beresford, S.D.), who threw 69-3.

It also is the current US#1 -- by more than three feet.

Schultz, who is committed to Colorado State, won a silver medal at last year's World Youth Championships in France.