Kurzdorfer throws 60-feet; Fraker tops collegiate field

After winning the high school weight throw competition earlier in the weekend), Melissa Kurzdorfer (Lancaster, NY) came back to launch a new personal best of 60’02.00″ on Sunday.  Melissa threw in the collegiate/open competition Sunday and impressively beat a field of collegiate throwers.  The throw surpasses her personal best 57’07.50″ from last year.

Another high school athlete beat a college field down in Tennessee.  Senior Davis Fraker (McIntosh, Peachtree City, GA) won the Tennessee State Invitational by throwing the 35-pound collegiate weight 59’02.75″.  That mark is just set of Fraker’s personal best of 60’03.75″ set last week, over an eight foot improvement from last season.  Fraker has yet to throw the high school 25-pound weight this year, but enters the season as one of the top returning throwers. Last year he ranked sixth in the nation with a best of 72’07.75″.

                 41st Dartmouth Relays - 1/9/2010 to 1/10/2010                 
                             Leverone Field House                              
                         Dartmouth College, Hanover NH   

Women Weight Throw 20#
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals           
  1 Kurzdorfer, Melissa         Unattached               18.34m   60-02.00 
  2 Charles, Althea             Northeastern             17.22m   56-06.00 
  3 Jennings, Jasmine           Unattached               16.95m   55-07.50 
  4 Huckins, Kelsey             Unattached               16.22m   53-02.75 
  5 Westover, Julia             Northeastern             15.84m   51-11.75 

             Ed Temple / Tennessee State Invitational - 1/10/2010                      
                        Gentry Center in Nashville, TN  

Men Weight Throw
    Name                    Year School                  Finals           
  1 Fraker, Davis                Throw 1 Deep            18.05m   59-02.75 
  2 Reives, JaHari               Alabama Stat            12.90m   42-04.00 
  3 Spinks, Travis               Alabama A&M             11.58m   38-00.00 
  4 Jerkins, Alex                Lipscomb                11.56m   37-11.25 
  5 Osburn, Adam                 Unattached              10.79m   35-05.00
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