Ohio MileSplit Hammer Championship To Be Held June 9th

The second Ohio MileSplit Hammer Championship will take place June 9th, 2013 on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus in Delaware, Ohio.  The meet is designed for any athlete that is interested in throwing the hammer to get a chance compete, but to also showcase the elite hammer throwers that the state continues to produce.  Ohio currently has five athletes in the top 15 in the hammer throw in the nation according to hshammer.com. On the boys side Max Lydum (Defiance) is ranked 13th with a throw of 199-7, Aaron Zedella (St. Edward) is ranked 14th with a throw of 198-2, and Dylan Dyke of Waverly is ranked 15th with a throw of 196-5.  For the girls, Erica King (Cuyahoga Falls) is ranked 4th with a throw of 171-2 and Gabby Figueroa is ranked 8th with a throw of 164-2.

Date:
June 9th, 2013

Time:
On site registration and check-in will start at 9:30am
Boys 12lbs. Hammer competition will begin at 10:30am
Girls 4K Hammer competition will begin at the completion of the boys competition, but will not start earlier than 11:30am
The boys 6K/5K Hammer competition will begin following the girls competition.

Each athlete will get 3 throws with the top 9 athletes will receive 3 more throws in the final

**Middle School athletes may compete using their weight of implement with the same gender high school athletes

Where:
Ohio Wesleyan University Hammer Cage – Located next to Haycock Hall on Hayes St (turn off of S. Henry St. onto Hayes St. and park in the first parking lot on your left, the hammer cage will be in the field at the end of the parking lot) in Delaware, Ohio.

Awards:
Medals will be given to the top three overall athletes, as well as to the top three competitors from each division.

Entries:

All entries will be done on MileSplit. Coaches can sign up athletes through the team registration or individual athletes can sign themselves up.

Directions for coaches on how to enter can be found at http://www.milesplit.com/help/faq/meetreg

Individual athletes must register with MileSplit by clicking here, and then once registered you will need to claim your profile. Once you have been approved, you will be able to go to http://oh.milesplit.com/meets/117802-ohrunners-ohio-high-school-hammer-championship and click on the green “Enter Online Now” button. From here, just follow the on-screen directions to register for the event.

Entry Fee:
The entry fee is $15 per athlete when registering online, and $20 for day of meet registration.

 

Meet Page:

http://oh.milesplit.com/meets/145304-ohio-milesplit-hammer-championship

Events:
Boys 12lbs. Hammer Throw (USATF Jr. National Qualifying Mark – 190-4 / New Balance Outdoor Nationals Qualifying Mark – 175-0)

Girls 4K Hammer Throw (USATF Jr. National Qualifying Mark – 166-6 / New Balance Outdoor Nationals Qualifying Mark – 125-0)

Boys 6K or 5K ( wieght determined on interest) Hammer Throw (6K USATF Jr. National Qualifying Mark – 180-5.5) (No awards given for 6K or 5K Hammer Throw)

Questions:
Contact Jim Findlay by email at jimfindlay1@gmail.com or by phone at 937-902-3437.

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