Henry Buckles, a Hood River Valley High School senior, set a new school record in the shot put on Aug. 15 at a Super Throwers meet in Oregon City.
His shot put mark of 63 feet, three inches surpassed Sebastian Barajas’ previous record of 62 feet 3.5 inches set in 2016. Earlier this summer, Buckles also set a new personal best of 175-1 in the discus. Super Throwers is the club that Buckles competes with outside of the high school.
Buckles is the defending 5A Shot Put state champion with a throw of 59-5.5 during his sophomore year.
Buckles, listed as 6-2 and 285 pounds, has verbally committed to play football for Oregon State, and was recently named one of five Oregon prep players on the watch list for the Sports Illustrated All-American team for 2020.
The others are Sam Vidlak from Grants Pass; Keith Brown from Lebanon; Damir Collins from Jefferson High School in Portland; and Nathan Rawlins-Kibonge, also from Jefferson.