Faldermeyer wins U.S. junior title; Skipper runner-up

Alec Faldermeyer of UCLA won the U.S. title in the Junior Men’s hammer throw on Friday. He did so in convincing fashion, leading the competition from start to finish. His best attempt, a sixth round throw of 73.52m (241-2) with the international 6-kilogram hammer (13.2-pounds), also ranks him third all-time in the U.S. Only Conor McCullough and Walter Henning rank ahead of him, and both won World Junior titles. Second place went to high school senior Greg Skipper (Oregon City, OR). Skipper came within 10-feet of his high school personal best even though the hammer was more than a pound heavier. He sat in third most of the competition, until improving in the fifth round and passing Eastern Washington University freshman Jordan Arakawa. Skipper will be attending the University of Oregon next year.

Place Athlete Name Affiliation Mark   Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Rnd 6
1 Alec Faldermeyer U C L A 73.52m 241-2 66.98m
(1) 219-9
72.41m
(1) 237-6
71.55m
(1) 234-9
71.97m
(1) 236-1
70.66m
(1) 231-10
73.52m
(1) 241-2
2 Greg Skipper Mac Wilkins Throwers Academy 67.23m 220-7 65.14m
(2) 213-8
65.92m
(3) 216-3
65.49m
(3) 214-10
FOUL 67.23m
(2) 220-7
65.58m
(2) 215-2
3 Jordan Arakawa Eastern Washington University 65.99m 216-6 65.04m
(3) 213-4
65.99m
(2) 216-6
FOUL FOUL FOUL 64.98m
(3) 213-2
4 Bradley Bolton South Orange County Wildcats 65.85m 216-0 64.22m
(4) 210-8
62.97m
(4) 206-7
FOUL FOUL 65.15m
(5) 213-9
65.85m
(4) 216-0
5 Carson Sears Gardner-Webb University 65.46m 214-9 57.83m
(7) 189-8
FOUL 65.46m
(4) 214-9
65.13m
(4) 213-8
61.60m
(4) 202-1
FOUL
6 Nathan Loe Throw1deep Club 59.69m 195-10 59.69m
(5) 195-10
55.40m
(5) 181-9
58.55m
(6) 192-1
FOUL 56.90m
(6) 186-8
58.23m
(6) 191-0
7 Thor Serafenas Clemson University 59.07m 193-9 56.71m
(9) 186-0
59.07m
(6) 193-9
58.08m
(7) 190-6
FOUL FOUL FOUL
8 Bret Hardin Marquette University 58.77m 192-9 58.21m
(6) 190-11
58.77m
(7) 192-9
FOUL 55.20m
(8) 181-1
58.63m
(8) 192-4
FOUL
9 Scott Esparza California 58.19m 190-11 FOUL FOUL 58.19m
(9) 190-11
10 Brian Duncan Missouri 58.04m 190-5 56.64m
(10) 185-10
54.97m
(10) 180-4
58.04m
(10) 190-5
11 Edward Brentnall Throw1deep Club 57.81m 189-8 57.23m
(8) 187-9
56.87m
(9) 186-7
57.81m
(11) 189-8
12 Eric Lewis Detroit Mercy 54.48m 178-9 54.48m
(11) 178-9
50.37m
(11) 165-3
FOUL
13 Matt Lloyd unattached 53.77m 176-5 53.77m
(12) 176-5
FOUL FOUL
14 Cleveland German Charleston Southern University 53.64m 176-0 FOUL 51.15m
(16) 167-9
53.64m
(14) 176-0
15 Markindey Sineus Florida State University 53.47m 175-5 53.47m
(13) 175-5
FOUL FOUL
16 Michael Foley unattached 53.16m 174-5 53.16m
(14) 174-5
50.26m
(14) 164-10
51.67m
(16) 169-6
17 Alex Kizirian Colorado 52.65m 172-9 52.65m
(15) 172-9
FOUL FOUL
18 Johnathan Murray Hammer Idaho 51.54m 169-1 49.74m
(17) 163-2
50.80m
(17) 166-8
51.54m
(18) 169-1
19 Joshua Scherer Cal-Santa Barbara 50.61m 166-0 50.61m
(16) 166-0
FOUL 50.17m
(19) 164-7
DNS Drew Staskiewicz unattached    
 
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