SM East junior Ryan Dornbusch sets new Free Throw Derby record

Dornbusch leaned to watch a free throw fall through the net in the closing seconds of his shooting session Sunday.
Dornbusch leaned to watch a free throw fall through the net in the closing seconds of his shooting session Sunday.

There’s a new free throw king in town.

Junior Ryan Dornbusch on Sunday broke the SM East Free Throw Derby contest record set last year by Colin Burns by draining 304 shots from the charity stripe over 20 minutes. Burns 302 in 2013 beat the 301 mark then-freshman Davis Morrison set in 2012.

Dornbursch said he actually felt a little rusty as he began his session in the SM East gym Sunday morning.

“I haven’t been shooting – we’ve been on vacation and I just got back last night,” he said. “It feels good [to break the record]. Good but tiring.”

On the girls side, senior Hannah Nick repeated as champion, draining 251 shots, 12 fewer than she did in 2013.

Full results are below:

Girls
9th grade: Lauren McCaskey (215)
10th grade: Kyle Haverty (243)
11th grade: Rabecca Bales (246)
12th grade: Hannah Nick (251) — Overall Girl Winner

Boys
9th grade: Charlie Moreland (254)
10th grade: Lane Johnson (243)
11th grade: Ryan Dornbusch (304) — Overall Winner
12th grade: Lucas Jones (266)

The annual event, which was in its sixth year, raises money for the boys and girls teams. Each shooter finds sponsors to pledge to donate money to the program for each shot they make. Proceeds help pay for travel costs, uniforms, equipment and camp scholarships.

Nick Hannah won the girls title for the second year in a row.
Hannah Nick won the girls title for the second year in a row.