Commonwealth Games-bound Dempsey McGuigan smashed a 15-year-old record in Illinois overnight.
Competing at the Don DeNoon invitational in Carbondale, south Illinois, the Finn Valley AC man set a new pb and Donegal record for the 35lb weight throw.
McGuigan finished runner-up in the event when he threw 21.11 metres (69-03.25 feet)
McGuigan, who will compete at the Commonwealth Games in Australia later this year, set a career-best and moved closer to contention for the NCAA Championships as he is now ranked 18th.
The throw by McGuigan shattered the 2003 Ole Miss record of 68-03.75 that was set by Stacy Andrews.