Senior Alec Faldermeyer (Minisink Valley, Slate Hill, NY) opened his 2010 season by throwing the heavier 35-pound collegiate weight at the Cornell Southern Tier Collegiate Open. Faldermeyer easily won the collegiate competition by heaving the weight 63-03.25, nearly four feet better than the nearest competitor. Faldermeyer enters the season as the top returning weight thrower in the nation. Last year he had a best of 79-07.25 with the high school 25-pound weight, placing him second in the nation behind national record holder Conor McCullough (Chaminade, West Hills, CA). That throw also ranked him in the top-10 all-time for high school boys. Faldermeyer’s throw this weekend also added five feet to his personal best of 58-05.00 with the 35-pound weight last season.
Cornell Southern Tier Collegiate Open - 1/8/2010 Barton Hall, Cornell University Results Men Weight Throw ============================================================ ECAC/IC4A: # 16.80m Barton Hall: ! 21.37m 1998 Dan Bourque, Southern Connecticut Name Year School Finals ============================================================= 1 Alec Faldermeyer Unattached 19.28m# 63-03.25 2 Jake Basher SR Unattached 18.11m# 59-05.00 3 Damian Silverstrim SR Cornell 17.67m# 57-11.75 4 Bob Belden SO Cornell 16.94m# 55-07.00 5 Rob Feidler FR Cornell 14.91m 48-11.00 6 Mike Murphy FR Cornell 6.90m 22-07.75