May 142012

Sam Mattis of East Brunswick, the state record holder and U.S high school leader in the discus, will attempt to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials, his father Marlon confirmed today.Mattis, who set the the state record in the discus of 218-4 at the GMC Relays on May 3 , cant qualify for the trials in high school competition because the weight of the high school discus 3 lbs, 9 oz is lighter than the international discus 4 lbs, 7 ozthat is used at the trials and the Olympics. Sam Mattis of East Brunswick wins GMC title in discusEast Brunswicks Sam Mattis didnt come close to his state record, but his discus throw of 211-0 was more than enough to capture another GMC crown. Video by Michael Monday/The Star-LedgerWatch videoAfter looking around for a place to throw the international discus, Mattis, the national high school champion last spring and the Penn Relays winner last month, has decided to compete at the USATF East Regional Championships on June 10 at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island in New York.

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