Sunday, June 13, 2010
Announcing: The fourth annual DC/Maryland/Virginia High School Hammer Throw State Championships is Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Falls Church High School, Falls Church VA. Open to high school-age throwers of any state. For more details, please go to pvtc.org and contact Tony Dziepak: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Like past years, this is a piggy-back event in conjunction with a USATF-sanctioned Potomac Valley Track Club all-comers’ meet. $4 entry covers HS hammer championships plus unlimited number of other events. There is also an open hammer flight for youth/open/masters throwers. The event will be conducted under USATF rules, and it has no involvement with the NFHS, Virginia High School League (VHSL) or any other state high school sports and activities organization.
The goal of this event is to provide a safe, high school-age, competitive hammer competition in the mid-Atlantic region, to recognize unofficial state champions (DC/MD/VA), and to promote and grow the event at the high school level. If you are high school age, even if you are from another state, like PA, WV, DE, etc., you are invited to compete in the high school flight.
The circle is a (Top-n-Bond) resurfaced, medium-fast discus circle with a hammer insert. In the high school section, Boys will throw the 12#, and girls will throw the 4K, USATF rules. The open hammer section is open to all ages (incl. youth and masters) and age-eligible weights, so, for example, junior-age boys will also have the option to throw the 6K. In all of our all-comers’ meets, we are accommodating to youth hammer for all ages above and beyond USATF with age-appropriate lighter weights (4K, 3K, 2K, etc.)
Online preregistration is optional for the all-comer’s meet, but not required. Also I cannot see the online preregistration, so whether you preregister or plan to register on site, please email me your information and intent to compete (no obligation) to me for planning purposes. Please send me athlete name, grade, high school, state, and previous hammer mark(s), if any.
Like last year, we will award trophies to the champion for each state: DC, Maryland, and Virginia, as well as medals for the top 3 overall boys and girls in the competition regardless of state.