Christian Cantwell, the former Missouri track and field star and 2008 silver medalist, won his second straight USA Outdoor Track and Field championship in the shot put this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa.

Cantwell, just last week in St. Charles made a throw of 73 feet, 4 inches for the longest throw in the world this year. His championship throw was over two feet shorter than that at 71.5 feet, but a foot longer than the second place finisher.

Cantwell also won this event in 2009 and was elected to the Drake Relays Hall of Fame for winning seven men’s shot put titles at this venue.