Pre-meet favorite Gabby Figueroa (Austintown Fitch, Youngstown, OH) took home the win, but not without a fight. Nyla Woods (Henry W. Grady, Atlanta, GA) threw a big indoor personal best in the first round and nearly toped in on her third attempt. Entering the finals Woods was leading the competition, however immediately Figueroa improved and captured a two-foot lead. That was enough to win as Woods only managed those two legals throw.
Woods’s mark was nearly an eight foot indoor season’s best, however she has not competed much indoors this year. Last week she showed signs of great form as she broke 60 feet outdoors for the first time and her first throw made her just the second athlete this season to break the barrier indoors. But that almost was not enough to keep second place as a late charge by Mohogany Baker (Berry Academy of Tech., Charlotte, NC) brought her a four foot personal best in the final round that landed just inches short of Woods. Sabrina Gaitan (Sprayberry, Marietta, GA) finished in fourth with an indoor season’s best and Kamyrn Brinson (Marist, Atlanta, GA) placed fifth, giving the Throw1Deep Club another strong showing with three of the top five finishers. The one down side for the team was a subpar performance by Kelli Thomas (Luella, Locust Grove, GA) who entered the meet as a strong medal favorite but placed 20th after having foul trouble. Thankfully the outdoor season is starting soon and gives everyone a clean slate.
In the boys competition, Adam Kelly (Barrington, RI) and Daniel Haugh (St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA) promised a great competition and they delivered. Both entered the meet undefeated this year, but only one could leave that way and that was Kelly. Kelly let from start to finish and his second round held on to win. Haugh struggled with fouls at the start, but was able to slowly work his way back. However he ended up six inches short of Kelly.
Logan Bryer (Genoa Area, OH) finished fourth in the shot put on Saturday and added a third place weight throw finish today. Kenneth Brinson (Marist, Atlanta, GA) jumped from seventh to fourth in the fifth round and held on there for the final round. Jeremy Franklin (Serra Gardena, CA) threw a big personal best after traveling from coast to coast. His first throw over 70-feet ever earned him fifth place.
2014 New Balance Nationals Indoor - 3/16/2014 New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory, New York, NY Event 41 Boys Weight Throw Championship =============================================================================== Meet: 92-07.50 3/14/2009 Conor Mc Cullough, Chaminade,W Hills, CA Name Year School =============================================================================== 1 Adam Kelly 15 Barrington, RI 23.70m 77-09.25 22.14m 23.70m FOUL 23.10m 22.69m 22.29m 2 Daniel Haugh 14 Throw1Deep, GA 23.57m 77-04.00 FOUL FOUL 20.33m 22.63m FOUL 23.57m 3 Logan Bryer 14 Millbury, OH 22.47m 73-08.75 FOUL 20.29m FOUL 21.44m 22.47m FOUL 4 Kenneth Brinson 15 Throw1deep, GA 21.53m 70-07.75 20.92m FOUL 20.85m 19.13m 21.53m FOUL 5 Jeremy Franklin 14 Gardena, CA 21.48m 70-05.75 20.59m FOUL 21.48m 19.62m 20.99m 20.47m 6 Thomas Vadis 14 Providence, RI 21.01m 68-11.25 20.79m FOUL 21.01m 18.97m 19.69m 20.80m 7 Richard Delphin 14 Throw1Deep, GA 20.99m 68-10.50 18.77m 20.04m 19.50m 20.99m FOUL 18.99m 8 Owen Russell 15 Attleboro, MA 20.56m 67-05.50 19.20m 19.13m 20.53m FOUL FOUL 20.56m 9 Joe Segreto 14 Oakdale, NY 20.29m 66-07.00 10 Connor Fugere 14 Woonsocket, RI 19.56m 64-02.25 11 Gabriel Arcaro 14 Burlington, MA 19.51m 64-00.25 12 Maxfield Lydum 15 Independence, OR 19.12m 62-08.75 13 Eric Sheng 15 Syosset, NY 19.02m 62-05.00 14 Sean Ryan 14 Babylon, NY 18.98m 62-03.25 15 Chris Celona 14 North Providence, R 18.97m 62-03.00 16 Bryan Zapata 14 Providence, RI 18.94m 62-01.75 17 Nick Lane 17 Bowling Green, OH 18.92m 62-01.00 18 Stefan Balestra 14 Lincoln, RI 18.91m 62-00.50 19 Edward Barber 14 Warwick, RI 18.26m 59-11.00 20 Brandon Sicurella 14 Lancaster, NY 18.12m 59-05.50 21 Michael Alvernaz 15 Barrington, RI 17.89m 58-08.50 22 Marcus Vieira 15 Peabody, MA 17.40m 57-01.00 23 Rob Alder 14 Rome Free Tc-Ny- 17.02m 55-10.25 24 Matthew Dutton 15 Peabody, MA 16.96m 55-07.75 25 Joseph Mattson 14 Newport, RI 15.98m 52-05.25 26 Anthony Santoro 14 South Glens Falls, 15.82m 51-11.00 -- James Leddy 14 East Islip, NY FOUL -- Giovanni Gray 14 Lincoln, RI FOUL -- Robert Colantonio 16 Barrington, RI FOUL -- Nicholas Todaro 14 Mt. Vernon, NY FOUL Girls Weight Throw Championship ========================================================================== Ntl,Meet,Arm: N 68-02.50 3/12/2011 Shelby Ashe, St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA Name Year School Finals ========================================================================== Finals 1 Gabrielle Figueroa 14 Austintown, OH 18.94m 62-01.75 17.68m FOUL 16.53m 18.94m 17.97m FOUL 2 Nyla Woods 14 Throw1deep, GA 18.30m 60-00.50 18.30m FOUL 18.27m FOUL FOUL FOUL 3 Mohogany Baker 14 28208, NC 18.22m 59-09.50 16.94m 17.12m 15.92m 17.43m 15.27m 18.22m 4 Sabrina Gaitan 15 Throw1deep, GA 17.29m 56-08.75 16.45m FOUL 16.10m FOUL 16.28m 17.29m 5 Kamryn Brinson 16 Throw1deep, GA 17.08m 56-00.50 FOUL FOUL 17.08m 16.29m 16.33m 16.64m 6 Leia Mistowski 14 Narragansett, RI 16.67m 54-08.25 15.92m 16.63m 15.58m 15.60m 16.18m 16.67m 7 Monae Cooper 16 New Rochelle, NY 16.39m 53-09.25 16.39m 15.41m 14.42m FOUL 15.54m 15.01m 8 McKenzie Kuehlewind 14 Lancaster, NY 16.14m 52-11.50 15.25m 15.25m 15.06m 15.95m 15.23m 16.14m 9 Andrea Vahoua 14 Throw1Deep, GA 15.13m 49-07.75 10 Victoria Ebert 14 west greenwich, RI 14.69m 48-02.50 11 Megan Malloy 16 Smithfield, RI 14.56m 47-09.25 12 Bianca Donadio 14 providence, RI 14.36m 47-01.50 13 Taniya Mitchell 14 Mt. Vernon, NY 14.32m 46-11.75 14 Lysah Russell 16 Providence, RI 14.22m 46-08.00 15 Danielle Borriello 14 Ellenville, NY 14.07m 46-02.00 16 Tamia Crockett 15 Knoxville, TN 13.86m 45-05.75 17 Jill Shippee 17 Clifton Park, NY 13.75m 45-01.50 18 Mariah Mays 15 Rome, NY 13.71m 44-11.75 19 Zharia Jeffries 15 Throw1Deep, GA 13.68m 44-10.75 20 Kelli Thomas 14 Locust Grove, GA 13.63m 44-08.75 21 Carly Timpson 15 Narragansett, RI 13.29m 43-07.25 22 Elizabeth Tevnan 14 South Weymouth, MA 13.27m 43-06.50 23 Lundy Spinner 15 Clifton Park, NY J13.27m 43-06.50 24 Alyssa Wilson 17 Jackson, NJ 13.22m 43-04.50 25 Jacqueline Esmay 14 Warwick, RI 12.98m 42-07.00 26 Jessica Jeffrey 16 Mount Vernon, NY 12.97m 42-06.75 27 Lauren Swanson 15 East Greenwich, RI 12.57m 41-03.00 28 Oluwafunmibi Yusuff 16 Providence, RI 12.32m 40-05.00 29 Abby Cousens 15 Portsmouth, RI 12.18m 39-11.50 30 Cheyanne Nalle 14 Woonsocket, RI 11.94m 39-02.25 31 Kristina Insingo 15 Hicksville, NY 11.39m 37-04.50 -- Alva Hicks 15 providence, RI FOUL