Junior Shelby Ashe (St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA) improved her personal best by ten feet, took the national high school lead, and broke the national junior class record on Saturday. Throwing at the University of Georgia’s Georgia Invitational, Ashe took second place behind NCAA leader Nikola Lomnicka. Ashe’s throw of 196’06” in the second round surpassed the national junior class record by more than six feet. Her third attempt also surpassed the record. Senior Casey Krachir (Twentynine Palms, CA) set the previous record last season at 190’03”. Ashe’s new best also ranks third all-time in the nation.
The boys competition featured four high school throwers tosses a variety of weights. The winners of the competition and the top high school throwers are listed below. The weight the boys threw with is noted after their mark.
Georgia Invitational 5/8/2010 Spec Towns Track, Athens, GA Women's Hammer Throw ======================================================================== Name Year School Result ======================================================================== 1 Nikola Lomnicka SO University of Georgia 63.29m 207-08 2 Shelby Ashe HS Throw 1 Deep 59.89m 196-06 5 Patrice Gates HS Throw 1 Deep 52.09m 170-11 6 Daina Levy HS Throw 1 Deep 51.50m 168-11 9 Taylor Dupont HS Throw 1 Deep 43.99m 144-04 13 Diamond Higgins HS Throw 1 Deep 39.46m 129-05 Men's Hammer Throw ======================================================================== Name Year School Result ======================================================================== 1 Andras Haklits Croatia 70.21m 230-04 4 Enrique Gaiten HS Throw 1 Deep 61.79m 202-09 (6kg) 5 Brett Hardin HS Throw 1 Deep 61.00m 200-01 (12lb) 7 Edward Brentnall HS Unattached 59.39m 194-10 (6kg) 9 Davis Fraker HS Throw 1 Deep 58.39m 191-07 (16lb)