Winkler tops Velez at New Balance Collegiate Invitational (NY)

National leaders Joe Velez (Classical, Providence, RI) and Rudy Winkler (Averill Park, NY) squared off for the first time this season at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. Despite throwing fouls on his first three attempts, Winkler came through with a personal best and winning mark of 76’11.00″. That mark is less than an inch behind Velez’s nation-leading mark. Velez had a consistent series and placed second with a throw of 74’05.50″.

The Armory, New Balance Track & Field Center
New York, NY
Saturday February 4, 2012
Event 94  Junior Boys' Weight Throw
Saturday 2/4/2012 - 4:30 PM
     Name                             School                                   
  1  3204 Rudy Winkler           Unattached          23.44m  76’11.00”  
      FOUL  FOUL  FOUL  23.44m  FOUL  23.35m
  2  3058 Joe Velez              Wakefield, RI       22.69m  74’05.50”
      21.76m  21.06m  22.14m  22.69m  22.00m  FOUL
  3  3021 John Celona            Bishop Hendr        19.02m  62’05.00”
      FOUL  FOUL  19.02m  17.86m  FOUL  17.77m
  4  3022 Reuben Horace          Bishop Hendr        18.06m  59’03.00”
      FOUL  FOUL  18.06m  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL
  5  3057 Nadeff Shereff         Wakefield, RI       17.48m  57’04.25”
      16.42m  17.48m  FOUL  16.75m  16.49m  16.95m
  6  3056 Robert Palazzo         Wakefield, RI       17.35m  56’11.25”
      16.92m  FOUL  FOUL  16.38m  17.35m  16.51m
  7  2810 Charlie Ionata         Unattached          17.17m  56’04.00”
      15.71m  16.84m  17.12m  17.17m  16.42m  FOUL
  8  3231 Bryan Rhodes           Unattached          16.83m  55’02.75”
      FOUL  FOUL  15.26m  FOUL  16.83m  FOUL
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