The senior from Heritage High School in Vancouver, Wash. blocked with such force last Saturday at the Centennial Invitational in Gresham, Ore. that he had to stop after three throws because his ankle hurt.
Sean Keller produced two of the five best javelin throws ever in those three throws, 242 feet and then 244-1. That's the third-longest throw of all-time and moved Keller to No. 2 behind record-holder Sam Crouser (who is from Gresham).
Incidentally, it wasn't the Centennial meet record. That belongs to Crouser (244-2 in 2010).
With two months (or more) left in the season, Keller has a legitimate chance to surpass Crouser's the national record of 255-4.