Former Missouri Tiger and defending World Champ in the shot put, Christian Cantwell will compete this weekend at the U.S.A. Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, an event he has won two times.

On Saturday, Cantwell threw that 16 pound ball 73 feet, three inches at the Lindenwood Throwing Series in St. Charles. That is the longest throw this year and while it was still over two feet away from the world record, he is the first shot puter to make 12 straight throws over 72 feet.

There will also be a few more former and current Missouri Tigers at the event this weekend. Chris Rohr is seeded fourth in the hammer throw, and Krishna Lee will compete as well. Juniors Blake Irwin and Aaron Dixon are running in the 800 meters, while senior Nick Adcock is in the decathlon.