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Knoch's Geist chasing gold at Pan American Junior Championships

Chris Harlan
| Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Knoch's Jordan Geist competes in the shot put at the Baldwin Invitational Friday, May 5, 2017, in Baldwin.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Knoch's Jordan Geist competes in the shot put at the Baldwin Invitational Friday, May 5, 2017, in Baldwin.

Knoch thrower Jordan Geist could be an international champion by Sunday evening.

The WPIAL and state record-holder enters this weekend's Pan American Junior Championships as the No. 1 seed in the shot put. He's scheduled to compete Sunday in Trujillo, Peru, at 11 a.m. eastern time.

The Arizona recruit is seeded first at 23.19 meters, ahead of American teammate Adrian Piperie (22.59). Jamaica's Kevin Nedrick is third (20.65).

Geist graduated earlier this summer as a six-time WPIAL and six-time state champion. He won the shot put and discus three years in a row and holds PIAA championship meet records in both.

For a meet schedule (Pages 15-18), visit .

For a complete performance list, visit .

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @CHarlan_Trib.

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