The Hendricken Invitational is always one of the top meets on the calendar in Rhode Island, and this year’s competition once again had some great competition and great results. Senior Joe Velez (Classical, Providence, RI) threw a new personal best to win on Saturday. Velez was one of four boys to break 200-feet in the competition and his final mark of 224’01” was more than a foot ahead of his old best set in early April. Catherine Maloney (LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI) won the girl’s competition and was just short of her best. Runner-up Maggie Dufault (Pilgrim, Warwick, RI) also came within inches of the win and was just one inch under her personal best.
48th Annual Hendricken Invitational - 5/26/2012 Bishop Hendricken High School, Warwick, RI Boys Hammer Throw ========================================================================== Meet: # 253-03 1999 Jacob Freeman, Hendricken Qualifier: $ 180-00 Provisional: & 155-00 Name Year School Finals ========================================================================== 1 Joseph Velez SR Classical 224-01$ 68.30m 2 Reuben Horace SR BishopHendricken 210-07$ 64.18m 3 Kevin Conway SR Westerly 210-00$ 64.00m 4 Charlie Ionata JR Barrington 202-03$ 61.64m 5 Mahlik Handley JR SOKI 187-09$ 57.22m 6 Carlos Mangum JR Central 187-05$ 57.12m 7 John Celona SR BishopHendricken 184-09$ 56.31m 8 Matt Casbarro JR BishopHendricken 179-07& 54.73m 9 Clarence Gallop JR Central 178-04& 54.35m 10 Connor Fugere SO Woonsocket 177-09& 54.17m Mt.Pleasant Performance Qualifier - 5/26/2012 Mt.Pleasant High School, Providence, RI Event 22 Girls Hammer Throw ========================================================================== State: * 189-03 2001 Kate Johnston, Warwick Vets Auto Qual: @ 130-00 Provisional: # 110-00 Meet: $ 170-08 5/28/2011 Robyn McFetters, Barrington-RI Name Year School Finals ========================================================================== 1 Catherine Maloney SR LaSalle - RI 155-05@ 47.37m 2 Maggie Dufault SR Pilgrim - RI 153-08@ 46.83m 3 Becky Cousens SR Portsmouth-RI 147-11@ 45.08m 4 Leia Mistowski SO Narragansett RI 146-07@ 44.67m 5 Ann Dagrin SR Classical-RI 142-07@ 43.45m 6 Mathaline Cooper JR Classical-RI 140-07@ 42.84m 7 Aysha Moreino SR S.Kingstown-RI 136-10@ 41.70m 8 Destinee Barrette JR Pilgrim - RI 131-05@ 40.05m 9 Katerina Irwin SO Chariho-RI 129-10# 39.57m 10 Briana O'Grady JR S.Kingstown-RI 127-01# 38.73m