GREENSBORO, N.C. – Rudy Winkler arrived at the point in his competition where he figured the whole thing a wash.
“I was just like whatever,” he said. “I didn’t even care anymore.”
Apparently that’s exactly what the Averill Park sophomore needed. Winkler launched a personal best on this final attempt to win the hammer throw at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals Friday. He tossed 214 feet, 7 inches.