The 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior won a pair of Class B state titles in the hammer throw and discus events this past season, sparking the Lions to a third place finish as a team. At the RIIL State Championships, Toro upped the ante, launching the 12-pound hammer a personal-best 229 feet, 3 inches to win the meet championship with a throw that ranked No. 2 among prep boys in 2023. Only 13 prep boys have launched the implement farther in Rhode Island history and the mark ranks No. 40 nationally in U.S. prep history. Toro also took second in the discus throw at states with a personal-best effort of 152-5. He closed out his prep career by winning the hammer title at New Balance Nationals Outdoor, throwing the implement 228-6.
Toro has maintained a 3.34 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at Duke University this fall.
A member of the Lincoln High’s Student Council along with serving as a peer tutor, Toro has volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics and helped his school win the RIIL Peanut Butter Drive three years running. Also a participant in RIIL Leadership Workshops for student-athletes, he has donated his time generously to road races throughout the state, performing a wide variety of duties. He has also helped coordinate and direct large invitational meets, both at the scholastic and masters’ level.