Rudy Winkler (Averill Park, NY) and Cara McClain (John C. Kimball, Tracy, CA) won at the 2011 World Youth Track and Field Trials. Both throwers also set meet records, McClain throwing 49.47m (162-04) and Winkler tossing the international 5-kilogram hammer a personal best distance of 70.98m (232-10). The top two finishers in both the boys and girls competitions have met the qualifying standards for the World Youth Championships, which take place from July 6th to 10th in Lille, France. However, only Winkler was picked to be part of the 40-person U.S. team that will be competing at the meet.
2011 World Youth Track & Field Trials June 28 - June 29, 2011 Doug Shaw Stadium - Myrtle Beach, SC Hammer Throw Girls =================================================================================== World Youth: w 47.08m 6/30/2009 Karen Henning, Unattached Name Year Team Seed Finals =================================================================================== Finals 1 McClain, Cara unattached 50.43m 49.47mw 162-04 45.49m FOUL 46.42m 46.75m 49.47m FOUL 2 Veatch, Ashlen unattached 49.02m 49.18mw 161-04 43.38m 43.63m 48.81m 47.99m 48.65m 49.18m 3 Owers, Torie Throw1deep Club 47.03m 46.96m 154-01 45.79m FOUL FOUL FOUL 46.96m 45.39m 4 Phillips, Monica Throw1deep Club 50.50m 45.87m 150-06 FOUL 43.65m 45.52m FOUL 43.62m 45.87m 5 Wilder, Sidnie unattached 40.39m 44.47m 145-11 43.98m 43.12m 44.47m 44.20m 43.87m 43.18m 6 Story, Avana Throw1deep Club 46.19m 43.68m 143-04 FOUL 40.41m 43.51m 40.91m FOUL 43.68m 7 Dagrin, Ann unattached 40.84m 41.91m 137-06 38.89m 40.74m 39.53m 39.37m 41.38m 41.91m 8 Hardin, Josette Throw1deep Club 40.95m 40.83m 133-11 38.40m FOUL FOUL 38.26m 36.73m 40.83m 9 Sudzius, Amber Steel Throwers Club 37.41m 37.23m 122-02 FOUL 37.23m 37.02m 10 Leppelmeier, Becca unattached 36.90m 37.17m 121-11 37.17m FOUL FOUL -- Borriello, Danielle unattached 39.11m DNS -- Ordaz, Dorienne unattached 41.47m DNS Hammer Throw Boys =================================================================================== World Youth: w 68.18m 6/30/2009 Alec Faldermeyer, Unattached Name Year Team Seed Finals =================================================================================== Finals 1 Winkler, Rudy unattached 70.30m 70.98mw 232-10 68.00m 70.64m 70.98m FOUL FOUL 69.35m 2 Velez, Joe unattached 62.48m 65.01m 213-03 61.80m 64.47m 65.01m 63.83m FOUL FOUL 3 Horace, Reuben unattached 59.00m 57.08m 187-03 54.72m 57.08m 55.32m FOUL FOUL FOUL 4 Brown, Cameron Steel Throwers Club 54.20m 55.01m 180-06 50.07m 55.01m 51.19m 51.90m FOUL 52.42m 5 Carroll, Landon Throw1deep Club 52.25m 50.39m 165-04 FOUL 48.02m 49.54m 49.17m 50.39m FOUL 6 Palazzo, Robert unattached 53.94m 46.14m 151-04 42.18m FOUL 46.14m FOUL 42.21m 40.71m