302! SM East senior Colin Burns beats free throw high mark set in 2013

Freshman Kyle Haverty (left) checked her free throw tally after completing her session. She won the freshman female competition.
Freshman Kyle Haverty (left) checked her free throw tally after completing her session. She won the freshman female competition.

Ladies and gentlemen: SM East has a new free throw champion.

Senior Colin Burns shocked the world Sunday when he bested the previously unthinkable high mark of 301 set by then-freshman Davis Morrison in 2013, draining 302 shots from the charity stripe over the course of 20 minutes. Take a bow, Colin.

It’s not like Morrison is a slouch, though, having netted a second-best 271 shots in his sophomore effort.

On the girls side, junior Nick Hannah led the field with 263 shots. Top finishers are listed below:

Overall Girl winner: Nick Hannah, 263
Overall Boy winner: Colin Burns, 302

Senior Girl: Erin McGinley, 241
Senior Boy: Colin Burns, 302

Junior Girl: Hannah Nick, 263
Junior Boy: Jack Flint, 260

Sophomore Girl: Alison Sernett, 194
Sophomore Boy: Davis Morrison, 271

Freshman Girl: Kyle Haverty, 211
Freshman Boy: Zeb Vermillion, 226

The event, during which participants get sponsors to pledge a donation to the for every free throw they sink, raises money for the boys and girls basketball teams.

Davis Morrison put in a laudable effort, draining 271 shots, but couldn't retain the free throw crown.
Davis Morrison put in a laudable effort, draining 271 shots, but couldn’t retain the free throw crown.