Oregon state recored holder Greg Skipper (Oregon, City, WA) and canadian Joanna Franke (Frances Kelsey, Mill Bay, BC) won this year’s Oregon Relays hosted by the University of Oregon. Skipper, who set the Oregon state record two weeks ago, led throughout the competition but was followed closely by Matt Lloyd (Camas, WA). He improved on his fifth attempt to give himself enough breathing room to survive a final round personal best of 199’5″ by Lloyd. Jordan Arakawa (Capital, Olympia, WA) had little foul trouble, but still placed third well ahead of Canadian Alexander Dumont (Vancouver College, Vancouver, BC). A post-competition interview with Skipper can be viewed here, and an interview with his father has been posted here.
The women’s competition was also very close. Olivia Midles (Capital, Olympia, WA) held the lead heading into the finals, but Joanna Franke was able to improve in the fifth round and hold on to win by just three feet. Franke’s best was 158’9″. Avione Allgood (Legacy, North Las Vegas, NV) took third and fell just inches 120 feet, which would have qualified her for the national performance list.
OREGON RELAYS - 4/30/2010 to 5/1/2010 Presented by Oregon Community Credit Union Hayward Field Event 144 Boys Hammer Throw High School ================================================================================= Min. measure = 70' 0" (22.86m) Top 8 plus ties advance to reverse order final. Name Year School Finals Points ================================================================================= Finals 1 Greg Skipper 11 Oregon City 64.37m 211-02 10 57.93m 55.71m 60.69m 59.94m 64.37m FOUL 2 Matthew Lloyd 12 Camas 60.79m 199-05 8 54.81m 57.06m 56.95m FOUL FOUL 60.79m 3 Jordan Arakawa 12 Capital 55.76m 182-11 6 55.25m FOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL 55.76m 4 Alexander Dumont Vancouver Coll HS 44.89m 147-03 42.10m 44.02m FOUL 43.63m 44.59m 44.89m 5 Brett Burbee Pleasant Hill HS 41.81m 137-02 5 38.27m 40.80m 40.60m FOUL FOUL 41.81m 6 Kyle White 10 Centralia 41.58m 136-05 FOUL 41.58m FOUL 37.43m FOUL 38.64m 7 Scott Feather 10 Camas 41.53m 136-03 4 39.18m FOUL FOUL 41.53m FOUL FOUL 8 Hank Midles 10 Camas 41.37m 135-09 3 FOUL 41.37m FOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL 9 Isaac Graves 11 Glacier Peak 36.18m 118-08 FOUL FOUL 36.18m 10 Tanner Eastlick 9 Crow 34.99m 114-09 2 FOUL 34.99m 29.06m 11 Ethan Thoms 12 Crow 33.26m 109-01 1 FOUL 33.08m 33.26m 12 Nicholas Rea 10 Sheldon 28.99m 95-01 28.99m FOUL FOUL 13 Scott Southwell 12 Sherwood 26.36m 86-06 FOUL 22.99m 26.36m 14 Jordan Gildersleeve 11 Glacier Peak 20.01m 65-08 FOUL FOUL 20.01m -- Ethan Koyanagi 11 Glacier Peak XFOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL -- Ryan McDermott 10 Sherwood FOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL Event 145 Girls Hammer Throw High School ================================================================================= Min. measure = 50' 0" (15.24m) Top 8 plus ties advance to reverse order final. Name Year School Finals Points ================================================================================= Finals 1 Joanna Franke Frances Kelsey HS 48.39m 158-09 FOUL 46.16m 44.44m 46.68m 48.39m FOUL 2 Olivia Midles 12 Capital 47.35m 155-04 10 43.31m 47.35m 45.37m FOUL 46.41m 45.88m 3 Avione Allgood 10 Legacy 36.40m 119-05 FOUL FOUL 31.81m 36.40m FOUL 36.39m 4 McKenzie Warren 10 Sandy 36.31m 119-01 8 34.17m FOUL 36.31m FOUL FOUL FOUL 5 Elizabeth Wilson 11 Centralia 28.14m 92-04 27.52m 25.45m FOUL 25.41m FOUL 28.14m 6 Katheryn Engholm 11 Crow 27.76m 91-01 6 FOUL 25.43m 25.59m 27.76m 26.96m 24.33m 7 Amanda Muchmore 11 Glacier Peak 26.72m 87-08 24.73m 26.72m FOUL FOUL 24.71m FOUL 8 Laura Grube 10 Crow 24.56m 80-07 5 24.56m 23.98m 22.85m FOUL 23.58m 22.25m 9 Rachel Martschinske 10 Camas 24.13m 79-02 4 23.96m 24.13m 23.48m 10 Courtney Tripp 12 Sandy 24.09m 79-00 3 22.55m 23.41m 24.09m 11 Linsey Kau 12 Crow 22.65m 74-04 2 FOUL 19.37m 22.65m