Panther of the Week Feb. 10: LaPorscha Wells

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LaPorscha Wells 

Track and Field

Wells had a record-setting performance on Friday at the ETSU Bucs Invite as she put in a weight throw of 18.75 meters to set a new top mark for Georgia State in the sport. The new record also netted Wells a victory for that day in the weight throw.

At T.W. Josey High School in Augusta, Wells not only participated in the weight throw, but also in basketball as well as volleyball.

In her freshman season at Georgia State, Wells put in the second-best weight throw distance in school history with a 15.29 meter throw at last season’s Sun Belt Indoor Championships at Birmingham, Alabama. At last year’s Troy Invitational, she set a school record in the hammer throw with a 50.72 distance. Wells’ 13.99 distance in the shot put at the USF Bulls Invite won her the event.