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