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Mensi Stiff - Shot Put

From Cory Mull: 

Brentwood Academy's Mensi Stiff inched closer toward her goals on Saturday at Nike Indoor Nationals, improving upon her personal best shot put as she claimed a national title with a winning mark of 52 feet, 8.75 inches. 

That throw, a new U.S. No. 1, put Stiff at No. 9 all-time -- just under five feet away from the national record of 57-5.5 -- and put her at No. 2 for juniors, behind Alyssa Wilson's 54-11 from 2016.

Stiff, now the Tennessee state indoor and outdoor record holder, has said that she wants to ultimately finish her career with a national record. Her indoor mark is a Tennessee best by just over eight feet. 

Her performance this weekend surpassed her former best of 51-10.75, which came in February at the state championships. 

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