DES MOINES, Iowa -

The CIF champion is now a national champion in the shot put. Dos Pueblos High School's Stamatia Scarvelis threw a personal best of 52-1.75 feet at the USA Track and Field Junior Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Scarvelis not only captured the championship but she also earned a spot on the U.S. team in the upcoming Pan American Games in late August in Columbia.

Scarvelis beat out the top high school performers in the nation and she defeated some of the top-ranked collegiate juniors.