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Moton sets NDSU shot put record

Akealy Moton, a former West Fargo High School standout, set a school shot put record over the weekend. Richard Svaleson / NDSU Athletics

One of the most decorated throwers in North Dakota High School history, Akealy Moton is having no trouble translating her skills to the college level.

Moton, a 2017 West Fargo graduate and current redshirt freshman at North Dakota State University, set a Bison shot put record at the Husker Spring Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday, finishing with a throw of 56 feet, 8.75 inches.

That distance was 2 feet, 5 inches further than the previous program record. As a result, Moton ended the weekend as the third-ranked thrower in the country.

A six-time state champion in high school, Moton also owns the state's all-time high school shot put record with a throw of 50 feet, 3 inches. This is her first year as a collegiate thrower after spending 2017-18 as a member of the basketball team at the University of North Dakota.