Tim came 7th, and only the first six went through to the finals. But 7 out of the fifty throwers is pretty good going. Tim's better throwing event (much better!) is the javelin, which only goes on in the outdoor season. Below is the video of his throw, in the shot put cage in The Armory, which is the premier indoor venue in the metropolitan area, after Madison Square Garden. I put a couple of pictures below the video showing the Armory, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, I think because of it's architecture and brick exterior. Also, the funky sign outside the shot put cage, and a picture of an indoor shot put (weighs 12 lbs.).
His throw technically was far from perfect; the trajectory was too low, for one thing. But still, pretty good!
Here's The Armory.
The front entrance.
Here's an indoor HS boys shot put. It has a plastic coating, presumably to protect the floor? It's about the size of a softball, weighs 12 lbs. and when you pick one up, you realize that IT'S HEAVY! I think I could probably throw one about twelve ten feet. At the college level and beyond, shot puts are 16 lbs (for men) and in the big international meets are thrown well over 60 ft. It's quite an explosive event. Mind you, Tim can bench press 300 lbs. ...
And here's the sign - one of the woman officials had a close encounter at the meet with a wayward practice throw by one of the boys - missed her by about six feet!
Tim will now take a couple of weeks off from track practice, and then start training for the outdoor season, where he'll be throwing the javelin, shot put, and discus, and probably also run some sprints.