Last night in Kingsley, Iowa, Kiana Phelps, a two time Drake Relays champion, set a new record for the longest discus throw for a high school girl. She also went on record as having the 9th longest toss nationally. Her throw, which will be recorded as 179 feet and seven inches, breaks the previous record of 166 feet and 10 inches, which was set by Iowa City West's Taylor Freeman in 2008.
For Phelps, throwing the disc is a family affair; her father holds the Iowa high school boys record for the discus and started teaching her to throw when she was only 7. She talked with River to River's Ben Kieffer about how the wind worked in her favor Thursday.