TUCSON, AZ -- Desert Vista junior Hayden Gorovitz wanted more.
After breaking the state record in the event three weeks ago with a throw of 209-6 at the Mountain Ridge Invite, Gorovitz wanted to pit himself against top-flight competition. So he entered the men's javelin at the Willie Williams Classic 2023, going against a field of all collegians.
And on his third attempt, Gorovitz launched a massive throw of 221-8 to take the lead and obliterate his previous state record in the process. After the second-place athlete -- University of Arizona junior Jake O'Riley -- failed to match Gorovitz's distance following six attempts, Gorovitz was crowned the winner.Think about that for a second. A junior in high school beat an entire field of collegians.
It's a throw that will be remembered for quite some time. That is, until he eclipses that mark.
Gorovitz is only one month into his junior season. The question now is, how far can he go?
At the moment, Gorovitz is ranked No. 1 in the United States with his mark of 221-8. That leads the country by over 26 feet.
In a short amount of time, the former baseball player converted track and field athlete has morphed himself into the nation's top javelin athlete after joining the sport in 2021.
We will have a sit-down interview with Gorovitz that will be published later this week.