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Photo by Jeff Porcaro

Austin Kafentzis let loose with a state record throw in the javelin Friday at the BYU Invitational.

Austin Kafentzis is a football star with national name recognition. Don't forget that he's also a track and field star - one of the best in the nation.

The junior from Jordan (Sandy, Utah) cut loose with a state record throw Friday at the BYU Invitational in Provo, Utah, recording a distance of 217 feet, 10 inches. That throw ranks third in the nation according to the milesplit.us leaderboard published on April 30. He had set the state record previously at a little longer than 199 feet.

Kafentzis, committed to Wisconsin for football, has one of the nation's most decorated resumés. He was named the MaxPreps National Freshman of the Year, MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year and was featured in our Reebok Dynamic Athletes series over the summer.

"I feel like the more sports you play, the more well-rounded you are as an athlete,” he told MaxPreps over the summer.

Special thanks to MaxPreps professional photographer Jeff Porcaro, who was on hand to witness the feat in Provo and sent us the two photos of Kafentzis from the event.
Photo by Jeff Porcaro

Kafentzis moved to third in the nation with his mammoth throw.