Conor McCullough (Chaminade, West Hills, CA) threw a new meet record to win his first USATF Junior National Championship over the weekend in Eugene, Oregon. McCullough led from start to finish and topped the meet record in the third round with his winning toss of 75.30m (247-00) with the international 6-kilogram hammer. That throw is just feet off of his personal best of 75.88m, which he threw to win the silver medal at last year’s World Junior Championships. Justin Welch (Eastwood, Pemberville, OH) threw a personal best of 66.04m (216-08) to take second place.
Casey Kraychir (Twentynine Palms, CA) threw just under her personal best to win the women’s junior national title. Kraychir sat in second place entering the final round behind Elizabeth Rohl (Michigan State University). However, she launched a better throw to move into the lead and Rohl was unable to respond. Lauren Chambers (Kell, Marietta, GA) placed third with a throw of 54.89m (180-01) and last year’s national leader Victoria Flowers (now at the University of Connecticut) took fourth, less than an inch behind Chambers.
The USATF Junior National Championships is a competition open to all American throwers that are under twenty throughout the entire calendar year. The men throw an international 6-kilogram (13.2-pound) hammer and the women throw the normal 4-kilogram hammer.
2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results 6/25-28/2009 - Hayward Field - Eugene, Oregon Men Hammer Throw ========================================================================== Top 8 Advance to Finals World: W 81.34m 9/2/2001 Krisztian Pars, HUN American: A 76.92m 7/12/2008 Walter Henning, LSU Meet: M 73.87m 6/21/2008 Walter Henning, LSU Name Year Team Finals ========================================================================== 1 Conor McCullough unattached 75.30mM 247-00 73.16m 73.85m 75.30m FOUL 72.09m 75.04m 2 Justin Welch unattached 66.04m 216-08 65.31m FOUL FOUL 64.50m 66.04m 63.82m 3 Tyler Johnson unattached 63.85m 209-06 59.13m 57.61m 59.51m FOUL 63.85m FOUL 4 Mark Manno Coastal Carolina 63.80m 209-04 63.80m 61.41m 62.48m FOUL 56.25m 60.65m 5 James Lambert Southern Illinois 62.65m 205-06 FOUL 60.36m 62.65m 60.75m FOUL FOUL 6 Jason Jensen Coastal Carolina 61.91m 203-01 58.51m 57.62m 59.15m FOUL 61.91m FOUL 7 Garrett Grey unattached 60.14m 197-04 FOUL 60.14m 58.77m FOUL FOUL FOUL 8 Davis Fraker Throw 1 Deep 58.84m 193-00 56.95m 58.84m 55.94m FOUL FOUL 57.57m 9 Thomas Davis unattached 58.55m 192-01 58.55m FOUL FOUL 10 William Gehring unattached 58.17m 190-10 FOUL 58.17m 54.31m 11 Ben Stancombe unattached 57.58m 188-11 FOUL 57.58m 57.57m 12 Justin Nicoll unattached 57.47m 188-06 57.47m FOUL 50.52m 13 Enrique Gaitan Throw 1 Deep 57.27m 187-11 FOUL 57.27m 55.06m 14 Robert Drye Air Force Academy 57.00m 187-00 51.09m 52.96m 57.00m 15 Bo Johnson Oregon Throwers 56.82m 186-05 55.53m 56.02m 56.82m 16 Pat Bond Grand Valley State 56.61m 185-09 56.61m FOUL FOUL 17 Bradley Foote Southern Illinois 55.01m 180-06 55.01m 53.02m 52.54m 18 Matthew Post Sierra Foothill 54.74m 179-07 53.00m 54.74m 51.80m 19 Miles Freberg Throw 1 Deep 54.43m 178-07 52.61m FOUL 54.43m 20 Michael Zika Iowa State 53.82m 176-07 FOUL 52.72m 53.82m 21 Gabriel Acero unattached 53.77m 176-05 FOUL 46.87m 53.77m 22 Vincent Huitt unattached 53.64m 176-00 53.64m FOUL FOUL 23 Greg Skipper Oregon Throwers 53.43m 175-03 53.43m 48.44m 52.29m 24 Casey Ballinger unattached 52.76m 173-01 50.54m FOUL 52.76m 25 Edward Brentnall Throw 1 Deep 51.54m 169-01 51.54m 50.70m FOUL 26 Bret Hardin Throw 1 Deep 51.19m 167-11 51.19m 50.99m FOUL 27 Matthew Lloyd unattached 50.47m 165-07 50.47m FOUL FOUL 28 Cody Bahrke unattached 50.42m 165-05 49.92m 47.87m 50.42m 29 Josh Ster Iowa State 50.23m 164-09 50.23m FOUL 50.21m 30 Brian Duncan unattached 50.05m 164-02 50.05m FOUL 49.52m 31 Nabil Mubarak Throw 1 Deep 47.88m 157-01 FOUL 47.88m FOUL 32 Teddy Mottola unattached 47.85m 157-00 45.24m 47.85m 47.49m -- Lonnie Pugh Michigan State FOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL -- Jeremy Postin Florida FOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL -- Mark Conklin Sacred Heart FOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL Women Hammer Throw ========================================================================== Top 8 Advance to Finals World: W 73.24m 6/24/2005 Zhang Wenxiu, CHN American: A 61.44m 5/30/1998 Maureen Griffin, Idaho HS Meet: M 59.40m 6/23/2000 Carrie Soong, UCLA Name Year Team Finals ========================================================================== Finals 1 Casey Kraychir VS Athletics 57.22m 187-09 50.02m 45.11m 52.50m 55.05m 55.12m 57.22m 2 Elizabeth Rohl unattached 56.05m 183-11 FOUL 50.80m 51.59m 55.13m 56.05m 51.44m 3 Lauren Chambers Throw 1 Deep 54.89m 180-01 FOUL 52.63m 54.89m 52.56m FOUL 53.53m 4 Victoria Flowers Connecticut 54.88m 180-01 54.88m FOUL 50.27m 53.56m 54.19m FOUL 5 Patrice Gates Throw 1 Deep 54.55m 179-00 48.69m FOUL 49.71m 52.45m 53.48m 54.55m 6 J'Quyra Moncur-Blue Throw 1 Deep 51.86m 170-02 49.73m FOUL 47.66m 48.83m 51.86m 50.71m 7 Amanda Bingson U N L V 51.82m 170-00 50.79m 51.82m 49.36m FOUL 48.34m FOUL 8 Jacquelyne Leffler Kansas State 51.14m 167-09 49.33m FOUL 49.53m 51.14m 47.98m 48.87m 9 Samantha Gable Miami/Ohio 49.04m 160-11 47.72m 46.26m 49.04m 10 Emily Niehaus Centre College Ky 48.75m 159-11 FOUL 45.13m 48.75m 11 Maddy Midles Camas Hammer 48.22m 158-02 47.68m 48.22m 48.16m 12 Meaghan McGovern Richmond 48.08m 157-09 47.83m 47.84m 48.08m 13 La Quoya Kelly Tennessee 47.87m 157-01 47.87m FOUL 46.60m 14 Katie Kraychir VS Athletics 47.80m 156-10 FOUL 44.75m 47.80m 15 Laishema Hampton Iowa State 47.57m 156-01 47.57m FOUL FOUL 16 Jane Swenson unattached 47.52m 155-11 44.19m 45.77m 47.52m 17 Shant'e White Buffalo 46.43m 152-04 44.86m 46.43m FOUL 18 Sharayah Kenady Concordia/Portland 46.40m 152-03 43.38m 42.91m 46.40m 19 Natalie Baird William & Mary 46.39m 152-02 46.39m FOUL 41.84m 20 Kaitlyn Griffith Youngstown State 45.89m 150-07 45.89m FOUL FOUL 21 Symmone Fisher Monmouth 44.05m 144-06 FOUL FOUL 44.05m 22 Cassandra Woodall Brigham Young 43.82m 143-09 FOUL FOUL 43.82m 23 Kristin Cameron unattached 40.31m 132-03 40.31m FOUL FOUL -- Danielle Frere Iowa State FOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL