North Warren Regional High School's Ryan Walker took home the USATF NJ Youth Outdoor Shot Put Championship on June 13. In March, Ryan won the USATF National Indoor Title.

North Warren Regional Track & Field’s Ryan Walker won the Youth (13‐14 year old) Outdoor Shot Put event at the USA Track and Field (USATF) New Jersey Association Championships.

Ryan threw the 8.8 pound shot a personal best 12.57 meters (41.2 feet). Ryan also placed 8th in the javelin and 15th in the 200m dash. In March, Ryan won the USATF National Youth Indoor Shot Put Championship held in Chicago.

Several hundred elite athletes from across the state participated in the two‐day event held at Asbury Park High School on June 12‐13. To participate, athletes had to place at one of three USATF NJ preliminary meets. Ryan’s state championship throw has qualified him for the both the USATF Junior Olympic Region 2 Championships (Pittsburgh, PA) and the USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships (Myrtle Beach, SC).

This summer Ryan will be competing with the Falmouth Flyers Track Club. Based in Falmouth, Maine, the club participates in a series of USATF sanctioned youth track meets. The series ends with the USATF Maine State Championships in mid‐August. In the fall, Ryan will be running as a member of the NWR High School Cross‐Country team.

He is also a member of the Fredon‐based Polar Bears Track & Field Club. This winter, the NWR Track & Field Club completed its first season of competition, the first in the school’s 40‐year history (www.northwarrentrack.org). The Polar Bears Track Club is open to athletes in grades 5‐12 (brucewask@nac.net). USATF is the National Governing Body for track and field, long‐distance running and race walking in the United States (www.usatf.org).

Ryan Walker took home the USATF NJ Youth Outdoor Shot Put Championship on June 13. In March, Ryan won the USATF National Indoor Title.