Hayden Bills Smashes State Shot Put Record


Hayden Bills a senior at Rosemount came into the 2023 Minnesota track and field season with two goals in mind and that was to break both the state shot put and discus records. 

Well, one down and one to go. 

On his fourth and final throw of the meet, Bills broke Thomas Andersons state shot put record throw of 65' 8" with a monster throw of 66' 8.75" at the MSHSCA State True Team Championships

All-Time MN State Shot Put Throws

1Hayden Bills66' 8.75"2023
2Thomas Anderson65' 8"2012
3Nate Englin65' 6"2003
4Tim Senjem65' 3"1996
5Casey Dehn64' 11.75"2009

With only four throws there was little margin for error for Bills if he wanted to break the record at the state true team championships. His first throw of 64' 4.25" was plenty enough to win the meet, but as we know Bills has had records on his mind all season. 

Read: Hayden Bills Has Minnesota State Records in His Sights

After fouling on his next two throws, Bills threw his record throw as seen below:

With his throw of 66' 8.75", Bills ranks #3 nationally for the 2023 outdoor season.

2023 National Shot Put Rankings

1Ben Smith68' 10.5"
2Luke Himes67' 10"
3Hayden Bills66' 8.75"
4Michael Pinones66' 6.25"
5David Wilson III66' 2.25"

The next record in his sight is the state discus record of 201' 7" held by Karl Erickson. Bills currently has a personal best mark there of 198' 11" which ranks #3 all-time for Minnesota boys all-time.