California H.S. Hammer Championships (CA)

Conor McCullough (Chaminade, West Hills, CA) made his season debut with the 12# hammer and moved straight into the national lead at the California High School Hammer Championships. McCullough threw a best of 250’01” to easily win the competition. Trent Kraychir (Twentynine Palms, CA) took second place throwing left handed. McCullough’s throw moves him to into third on the all-time list and reclaims his state record from Kraychir.

The Kraychir sisters had a close duel in the girl’s competition. Older sister Casey Kraychir (Twentynine Palms, CA) led the entire competition, but her younger sister Katie Kraychir (Twentynine Palms, CA) came within one foot of her in the final round. Arianna Lugo (Los Altos, Hacienda Heights, CA) threw a personal best of 151’04” for third place.

The boy’s also had a 5-kilogram competition. The 5-kilogram hammer is the official IAAF implement for youth (under 18) throwers. In the first round, Conor McCullough set a new national record with the implement. McCullough improved the record to 80.39m (263’09”) in the second round remained consistent for the rest of the competition. The previous national record was held by Walter Henning (St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY). Henning set the previous record of 79.14m at the BC Juvenile Championships in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada on July 15, 2006.

Boy's 12# Hammer Throw
Place Name Year School Result
1 Conor McCullough JR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 250'01" (76.24m)
Series: 72.14m, 76.24m, 74.34m, 75.03m, 73.71m, 76.06m
2 Trent Kraychir SR Twentynine Palms, CA 187'03" (57.08m)
3 Brad Bolton FR El Toro, Lake Forest, CA 180'05" (55.01m)
4 Vince Huitt SR Downey, CA 157'10" (48.10m)
5 Marcus Adame-Hill JR Alta Loma, Hacienda Heights,CA 145'09" (44.43m)
6 Aaron Licon JR Alta Loma, Hacienda Heights,CA 143'10" (43.85m)
7 John Gonzalez SO Clovis, Fresno, CA 138'05" (42.20m)
8 Chris Yates SO Los Alamitos, CA 129'08" (39.52m)
9 Jeramey Cutler SR Lakewood, CA 112'10" (34.40m)


Girl's 4k Hammer Throw
Place Name Year School Result
1 Casey Kraychir SO Twentynine Palms, CA 169'03" (51.58m)
Series: Foul, 50.28, 51.58m, 50.71m, 50.95m 50.17m
2 Katie Kraychir FR Twentynine Palms, CA 168'04" (51.30m)
Series: 49.48m, 50.70m, Foul, Foul, Foul, 51.30m
3 Arianna Lugo SR Los Altos, Hacienda Heights,CA 151'04" (46.13m)
4 Michelle Poet SO Glendale, CA 126'04" (38.51m)
5 Heather Vermillion FR Redwood, Visalia, CA 121'09" (37.12m)
6 Avion Allgood 8th Findlay MS, North Las Vegas,NV 91'02" (27.80m)


Boy's 5k Hammer Throw
Place Name Year School Result
1 Conor McCullough JR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 80.39m
Series: 79.82m, 80.39m, 78.61m, 79.35m, 79.63m, Foul
2 Trent Kraychir SR Twentynine Palms, CA 72.37m
Series: 72.37m, Foul, Foul, 71.57m, 69.94m, 62.71m, 72.37m
3 Brad Bolton FR El Toro, Lake Forest, CA 61.29m
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