Bobby Colantonio Jr. set a University of Alabama record when he tossed 24.15m in the weight throw at the Blazer Invitational. This throw also ranks number seven on the all-time collegiate weight throw list. It is the longest weight throw in the world this track and field season.

Weight throw at the college level is a field sport where male competitors see how far they can throw a 35 lb. hammer. The Alabama record was previously held by Daniel Haugh who threw 23.06m back in February 2017.

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Colantonio also received SEC Men's Field Athlete of the Week honors via for this performance.

Colantonio shattered his own school record by a whole meter. In an excellent autobiographical feature article, Colantonio details his own battle with cancer and how "Alabama saved his life."

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