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Ralph Casper

York Suburban High School graduate Ralph Casper finished 18th during the qualifying round at the U.S. Olympic Shot Put Trials in Eugene, Oregon on Friday.

Casper, a Tiffin (Ohio) University standout, had a best throw of 61 feet, 2 inches.

Twenty-four athletes qualified for the shot put trials, but only 12 advanced to the finals.

Ryan Crouser, the 2016 Olympic champion, eventually finished first in the trials with a world-record throw of 76 feet, 8.25 inches.

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