National Scholastic Indoor Championship (NY)

Walter Henning (St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY) and Emily Bernhardt (Lassiter, Marietta, GA) both claimed their second title of the weekend. Bernhardt won a close women’s competition over teammate Lauren Chambers (Kell, Marietta, GA). Chamber’s best of 52’07.25″ set a new personal best and official national freshman class record. While her old personal best was 51’07.00″, her official national record was only 47’02.50″.

Henning, picture to the right, also had a record setting day. He opened up the competition with a solid 81′ throw and then improved to 85′ on his second throw and then 85’06.25″ on his third attempt to break his own national record. His previous record was set on Saturday with at 83’02.50″.

National Scholastic Indoor Championships
March 10-12, 2006, New York Armory

Boys Weight Throw

Note from Dyestat: St Anthony’s NY junior Walter J Henning had never thrown further than 81 feet in this event before this Saturday. But on that day in Maryland he got four efforts over 81 feet, including a new national record of 83.2’5. However, that was only an appetizer for Sunday’s competition at the Armory.

Henning challenged the distance limits of the New York throwing circle, almost knocking over the barriers at the far end several times. He recorded four throws better than his national record from the day before, including an 85-footer on second attempt and a stunning 85’6 on the third one.

The new champion has been throwing for several years, but he did not take up the weight throw until 8th grade. However, he did not learn the importance of proper rest and lifting weights until this season. No longer did he feel sluggish and tired at championship meets and no longer did he lack upper body strength the way he had in the past.

Focusing to peak this weekend, the 6’2, 220-pound Henning took several days easy after winning the shot at the New York state meet last week with a 58’0.5 put, eight and a half inches off his personal best. He still does all the throwing events, but he will focus on making the World Junior Championships in 6-kilogram hammer throw this summer. His personal best is 180 feet from last year, but with the improved training he’s hit as far as 210 feet in practice.

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Top 8 athletes advance to the finals.
National HS: * 82-10 2/14/2004 Leif Arrhenius, Mtn View, Orem, UT
Meet: # 78-08.25 1998 Joshua McCaughey, Hendricken, Warwick, RI
FR: 63-06.25 1/23/2005 Wes Wright, Villa Rica, GA
SO: 75-00.50 2006 Walter Henning, South Huntington, NY
JR: 81-00 1/7/2006 Walter Henning, South Huntington, NY
SR: 82-10 2/14/2004 Leif Arrhenius, Mtn View, Orem, UT
Name Year School Seed Finals
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1 148 Henning, Walter J JR Kings Park, NY 24.68m 26.06m 85-06.00
2 503 Schiedt, David SR Marietta, GA 22.78m 20.85m 68-05.00
3 508 Wright, Wesley SO Marietta, GA 22.20m 20.52m 67-04.00
4 500 Davis, Greg JR Marietta, GA 19.50m 20.31m 66-07.75
5 584 De Jesus, Wilfredo JR Arroyo 21.33m 20.01m 65-07.75
6 165 Pearce, Craig JR Woonsocket, RI 21.36m 19.76m 64-10.00
7 1780 Kiefer, Dustin SR Toronto, ON 18.31m 19.66m 64-06.00
8 213 Onye, Patrick SO Providence, RI 18.28m 19.45m 63-09.75
9 729 Tiernan, Joe SR North Kingstown, RI 21.65m 19.44m 63-09.50
10 422 Sileikis, Darius SR Briarwood, NY 19.17m 19.15m 62-10.00
11 499 Cox, Cody JR Marietta, GA 20.50m 18.70m 61-04.25
12 1772 Millar, Brad SR Toronto, ON 18.56m 18.53m 60-09.50
13 502 Krokey, William JR Marietta, GA 19.20m 18.05m 59-02.75
14 173 Megerdichian, Matt SR Briarwood, NY 19.83m 17.92m 58-09.50
15 2420 Pezdek, Scott JR Lancaster, PA 17.44m 17.65m 57-11.00
16 646 chace, nick SR foster, RI 20.29m 17.64m 57-10.50
17 1732 Loughney, Ryan JR Grahamsville, NY 18.69m 17.09m 56-01.00
18 176 Paladino, Dan SR Central Valley, NY 20.53m 16.97m 55-08.25
19 501 Gormley, Mitchell SO Marietta, GA 18.50m 16.71m 54-10.00
20 1541 Gawne, Adam SR Lyndonville, NY 17.03m 16.41m 53-10.25
21 748 Smith, Dan SR Woonsocket, RI 17.29m 16.34m 53-07.50
22 1733 Grey, Chris SR Grahamsville, NY 14.70m 16.24m 53-03.50
23 1641 Schwendtner, Jim SO Clifton Park, NY 16.70m 16.10m 52-10.00
24 1642 Schwendtner, Georg SR Clifton Park, NY 15.70m 15.59m 51-01.75
25 125 Winslow, Charles JR Mount Vernon, NY 14.94m 15.50m 50-10.25
26 550 Stanton, Craig JR Warwick, RI 16.57m 15.36m 50-04.75
27 140 clark, charles SR Babylon, NY 17.32m 15.32m 50-03.25
28 1464 Cortese, Paul SR Danbury, CT 16.07m 15.22m 49-11.25
29 657 Farley, Matthew JR Oyster Bay, NY 15.62m 14.97m 49-01.50
30 2257 Guzman, Charlie SR Danbury, CT 15.01m 14.94m 49-00.25
31 382 Resendes, Nicholas SO Warwick, RI 14.92m 14.64m 48-00.50
32 273 Sabo, Shawn SR Oakland, NJ 17.85m 14.41m 47-03.50
33 621 Faboyede, Joshua FR Providence, RI 14.88m 14.31m 46-11.50
34 2467 Gama, Michael Unattached 15.39m 14.28m 46-10.25
35 1269 Plumer, Todd Beacon, NY 16.24m 14.23m 46-08.25
36 394 Lauro, Mike JR Providence, RI 14.85m 14.13m 46-04.25
37 680 Torissi, Vincent SO Central Valley, NY 15.69m 14.06m 46-01.50
38 589 Myette, Andrew JR Portsmouth, RI 14.75m 14.00m 45-11.25
39 387 Radman, Chris JR Briarwood, NY 15.13m 13.51m 44-04.00
40 1675 Montilla, Antonio JR Providence, RI 16.01m 13.11m 43-00.25
41 679 Callan, Ricky JR Central Valley, NY 15.05m 12.79m 41-11.50
42 620 Delia, Matt JR Providence, RI 14.68m 12.58m 41-03.25
43 146 Lovell, Raymond JR Providence, RI 14.78m 12.55m 41-02.25
-- 300 Sampson, Patrick JR Middletown, RI 19.04m FOUL
-- 1756 Silverstrim, Damia SR Woodbridge, CT 17.32m FOUL
-- 294 Daly, Tim JR Saunderstown, NY 19.78m FOUL
-- 1514 nicoll, justin SO east providence, RI 14.85m FOUL
-- 175 Hernandez, Alex JR Providence, RI 14.68m FOUL
-- 1734 Darby, Darren SR Grahamsville, NY 14.70m FOUL
-- 407 Dombrowski, Dylan JR Briarwood, NY 14.90m FOUL
-- 1491 Yurchick, Chad SR Wilcox, PA 16.00m FOUL
-- 1676 Dorce, Kesnel SR Providence, RI 19.89m FOUL
-- 393 Helmstetter, Brian SR Providence, RI 14.83m FOUL

Girls Weight Throw

Note from Dyestat: Marietta, GA, has become the girls weight throw capitol, taking five of the top seven places and six of the top nine. Emily Bernhardt led the group, winning by 1 centimeter or ¼-inch with a throw of 52-5 ½ from Lauren Chambers. Chambers shattered her own national freshman record of 47-2 ½. Eighth grader Patrice Gates was fourth with what probably is a class record of 50-5 ½.

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Top 8 athletes advance to the finals.
National HS: * 60-10.50 3/8/1997 Maureen Griffin, Pocatello, ID
Meet: # 60-10.50 3/8/1997 Maureen Griffin, Pocatello, ID
FR: 47-02.50 2/12/2006 Lauren Chambers, Kell, Marietta, GA
SO: 53-07.75 1999 Katherine Johnston, Warwick, RI
JR: 60-10.50 3/8/1997 Maureen Griffin, Pocatello, ID
SR: 60-08.75 2002 Kristen Michalski, Warwick, RI
Name Year School Seed Finals
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1 115 Bernhardt, Emily SR Marietta, GA 17.35m 16.04m 52-07.50
2 700 Chambers, Lauren FR Marietta, GA 15.48m 16.03m 52-07.25
3 2486 Mack, Jennifer SR Custer, SD 14.94m 15.61m 51-02.75
4 504 Gates, Patrice 8 Marietta, GA 14.60m 15.38m 50-05.50
5 2451 Kelley, Amanda Cumberland, RI 14.10m 15.21m 49-11.00
6 505 Horner, Allison SO Marietta, GA 15.29m 14.98m 49-01.75
7 506 Smith, Kristin SR Marietta, GA 16.35m 14.61m 47-11.25
8 188 Williams, Kimberly SR Douglasville, GA 17.09m 14.52m 47-07.75
9 523 Irizarry, Jessica SR Marietta, GA 13.88m 13.61m 44-08.00
10 625 Faboyde, Gloria SR Providence, RI 13.69m 13.55m 44-05.50
11 452 Wroblewski, Yvonne SR Howard Beach, NY 13.79m 13.49m 44-03.25
12 255 Kurzdorfer, Meliss 8 Lancaster, NY 13.53m 13.43m 44-00.75
13 643 Callan, Robin SO Central Valley, NY 14.16m 13.30m 43-07.75
14 626 Flowers, Victoria SO Providence, RI 14.19m 13.07m 42-10.75
15 167 Lloyd, Cynthia JR New Rochelle, NY 12.09m 13.02m 42-08.75
16 256 Pehmoeller, Lindsa SR Poughquag, NY 13.20m 12.91m 42-04.25
17 507 McGhee, Jazmin JR Marietta, GA 13.30m 12.52m 41-01.00
18 1788 Lane, Diana SR Toronto, ON 13.28m 12.37m 40-07.00
18 2235 Cambareri, Alyssa SR Otisville, NY 12.24m 12.37m 40-07.00
20 1469 Ouhrabka, Kate SR East Greenwich, RI 11.63m 12.11m 39-08.75
21 408 Pehmoeller, Alyssa SO Poughquag, NY 10.31m 12.04m 39-06.00
22 453 Reyes, Stephanie SR Briarwood, NY 11.98m 11.95m 39-02.50
23 2307 Bourque, Crystal JR Coventry, RI 12.39m 11.81m 38-09.00
24 144 Johnson, Kadine JR New Rochelle, NY 10.83m 11.72m 38-05.50
25 672 Wardyga, Pamela SR Pawtucket, RI 12.07m 11.43m 37-06.00
26 111 Graham, Krystal JR New Rochelle, NY 12.10m 11.30m 37-01.00
27 2233 Baker, Caitlin JR Liberty, NY 13.11m 10.79m 35-05.00
28 530 Saunders, Deirdre SR Rockville Centre 9.75m 10.72m 35-02.00
29 445 Settle, Emily JR Wappingers Falls, N 11.50m 10.42m 34-02.25
30 627 St. John, Jenelle SR Providence, RI 10.87m 10.40m 34-01.50
31 1724 Lathrop, Ashlee SR Sherburne, NY 10.38m 10.09m 33-01.25
32 456 Kelly, Christina SR South Huntington, N 10.26m 9.82m 32-02.75
33 1496 mills, jessica JR poughkeepsie, NY 10.46m 9.39m 30-09.75
34 624 Barkley, Kolletee SO Providence, RI 10.84m 9.12m 29-11.25
35 623 Sullivan, Anne SO Providence, RI 9.29m 8.31m 27-03.25
36 444 Pierzchala, Lauren SR Oakland, NJ 10.49m 7.42m 24-04.25
-- 1746 Kornberg, Diana JR Central Valley, NY 10.79m FOUL
-- 1644 Mckinney, Sarah JR Clifton Park, NY 11.37m FOUL
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