Rhode Island has had a strong year in hammer throwing in 2012, with five boys over 210-feet so far. Heading into the state championship it looked like any one of those throwers could walk away with the title, but favorite Joe Velez (Classical, Providence, RI) ended up winning convincingly with a throw of 219’11”. Charlie Ionata (Barrington, RI) and Kevin Conway (Westerly, RI) both broke 200-feet for second and third place respectively. The girls compatition also looked to be veryclose, with the first four seed within four feet of each other. But in this case, the top seed did not win. Maggie Dufault (Pilgrim, Warwick, RI) slightly egded top seed Ann Dagrin (Classical, Providence, RI) for the win. Catherina Malone (La Salle Academy, Providence, RI) took third place. Only two feet seperated first from third in what was an extremely close competition.
2012 RIIL Outdoor Track & Field Championships - 6/3/2012 Presented by The Bill Falk Fund Brown University, Providence, RI Boys Hammer Throw ========================================================================== State Record: # 253-03 5/29/1999 Jacob Freeman, Hendricken Meet Record: % 250-10 6/4/1999 Jacob Freeman, Hendricken Name Year School Finals ========================================================================== 1 Joseph Velez SR Classical - RI 219-11 67.03m 2 Charlie Ionata JR Barrington - RI 206-08 62.99m 3 Kevin Conway SR Westerly - RI 205-10 62.73m 4 Carlos Mangum JR Central HS - RI 199-00 60.65m 5 Mahlik Handley JR S. Kingstown-RI 198-07 60.52m 6 Alex Briggs SR Portsmouth - RI 197-01 60.07m 7 Reuben Horace SR B.Hendricken- RI 192-07 58.69m 8 Peter Andrews SR Lincoln HS - RI 176-03 53.72m 9 Clarence Gallop JR Central HS - RI 173-03 52.80m 10 Ndailor Sheriff SR Classical - RI 173-02 52.78m 11 Joe Vincent JR B.Hendricken- RI 172-01 52.45m 12 John Celona SR B.Hendricken- RI 171-00 52.12m 13 Stephen Chevalier SR N. Kingstown- RI 170-06 51.96m 14 Connor Fugere SO Woonsocket - RI 168-06 51.35m 15 Robert Palazzo SR Classical - RI 164-05 50.11m 16 Matt Casbarro JR B.Hendricken- RI 163-05 49.80m 17 Brad Bessette SR Lincoln HS - RI 146-05 44.62m -- Edward Cummins SR Lincoln HS - RI FOUL Girls Hammer Throw ========================================================================== State Record: # 189-03 5/26/2001 Kate Johnston, Warwick Vets Meet Record: % 183-06 6/2002 Kristen Michalski, West Warwick Name Year School Finals ========================================================================== 1 Maggie Dufault SR Pilgrim - RI 151-05 46.15m 2 Ann Dagrin SR Classical - RI 150-00 45.72m 3 Catherine Maloney SR La Salle - RI 149-05 45.54m 4 Leia Mistowski SO Narragansett-RI 148-04 45.21m 5 Becky Cousens SR Portsmouth - RI 146-03 44.57m 6 Grace Janes SR Rogers-RI 144-09 44.11m 7 Aysha Moreino SR S. Kingstown-RI 139-03 42.44m 8 Briana O'Grady JR S. Kingstown-RI 138-04 42.16m 9 Destinee Barrette JR Pilgrim - RI 131-11 40.20m 10 Katelyn Hughes SR Smithfield - RI 125-11 38.37m 11 Bianca Donadio SO Classical - RI 125-08 38.30m 12 Kendra Plant JR Cumberland- RI 117-07 35.83m 13 Gabrielle Smith JR Narragansett-RI 116-08 35.56m 14 Mathaline Cooper JR Classical - RI 115-08 35.25m 15 Katerina Irwin SO Chariho - RI 115-04 35.15m 16 Lauren Swanson FR E. Greenwich- RI 114-11 35.02m 17 Abby Cousens FR Portsmouth - RI 111-01 33.85m -- Emily Boardman SR S. Kingstown-RI FOUL