California State Hammer Championships Results

High school hammer in California is really starting to take off. The was shown by the over 50 participants at the California State High School Hammer Championships on Sunday. Due to the size of the state, the meet was held in two locations and the results were combined to determine the state champion. While guest Jacob Beene (Gilbert, AZ) had the best mark, Tyler Merkley (Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga, CA) won a close competition for the boy’s title with a personal best of 205’07”. It was Merkely’s first meet over 200 feet. State leader Jeremy Franklin (Serra, Carson, CA) took second place and also was over 200 feet.

One week early at the state championships Stamatia Scarvelis (Dos Pueblos, Goleta, CA) swept the shot put and discus titles. At the hammer championships she threw a 15 foot season’s best to add the hammer title to the resume this year. She has also won two more shot put titles and another state hammer title in her career and will continue throwing at UCLA next season. Her throw of 161’06” on Sunday (video below) at the southern competition was enough to overcome personal bests by Emelda Maim-Annan (Elk Grove, CA) and Kyla O’Brine (St. Francis, Elk Grove, CA) in the northern competition.

California State High School Hammer Championships - 6/15/2014                 
Cerritos College (SoCal) and Modesto Junior College (NorCal) 

Boy's Hammer Throw
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    Name               Year School                           Result
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  - Jacob Beene          JR Gilbert, AZ                     214'01"
  1 Tyler Merkley        JR Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga, CA  205'07"
  2 Jeremy Franklin      SR Serra, Carson, CA               200'02"
  3 Erick Loomis         SR Sierra Pacific, Hanford, CA     191'08"
  4 Nicholas Hudson      JR King Christian, Hanford, CA     186'06"
  5 Stephan Tofanelli    JR Elk Grove, CA                   182'05"
  6 Nathan Bultman       JR West Ranch, Stevenson Ranch, CA 179'01"
  7 Dustin Samms         SR Aptos, CA                       175'06"
  8 Silviu Bocanea       JR Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, CA  171'09"
  9 Wyatt Doughty        JR Fair Oaks, CA                   159'04"
 10 Johnathan Dickinson  SR Dos Pueblos, Goleta, CA         157'08"
 11 Osualdo Zarate       JR Warren, Downey, CA              155'04"
 12 Mason Falahat        SR West Ranch Stevenson Ranch, CA  153'03"
 13 Cody Holt            JR Elk Grove, CA                   151'06"
 14 Jacob Cornelio       SO Elk Grove, CA                   147'08"
 15 Trevor Hamilton      JR Del Campo, Fair Oaks, Ca        143'00"
 16 Jack Root            SO Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills, CA  142'00"
 17 Tristan Bush         FR Saratoga, CA                    137'04"
 18 Dominic Rodriguez    SR Aptos, CA                       131'03"
 19 Zach Hamburger       SR West Ranch, Castaic, CA         124'00"
 20 Nicholas Kolb        SO Aptos, CA                       122'11"
 21 Robert White                                            118'05"
 22 Trevor Reinwold      SO Elk Grove, CA                   108'02"
 23 Hayden Linnebur      SO Kimball, Tracy, CA              106'09"
 24 Ben Chappell            Oakdale, CA                     106'02"
 25 Ethan Loomis         JR Sierra Pacific, Hanford, CA     105'04"
 26 Jordan Sykes         JR Canyon, Canyon Country, CA      101'04"
 27 Ethan Rasmussen      SO Aptos, CA                        95'07"
 28 Silas Hurst          8th Citrus Hill Inter., Corona, CA  95'07"
 29 Justin Firebough     SO Aptos, CA                        93'05"
 30 Maverick Baglietto   FR Malibu, CA                       90'07"
 31 Jesse Nikora         FR Malibu, CA                       81'04"
 32 Stephen Fallon       JR Valencia, CA                     75'01"
 33 Adrian Galindo                                           74'06"
 34 Noah Bultman         7th Racho Pico JHS, Stevenson Ranch 67'03"
 35 Cecil Fisher                                             63'10"
 
Girl's Hammer Throw
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    Name               Year School                           Result
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  1 Stamatia Scarvelis   SR Dos Pueblos, Goleta, CA         161'06"
  2 Emelda Maim-Annan    JR Elk Grove, CA                   153'07"
  3 Kayla O'Brine        SR St. Francis, Elk Grove, CA      145'01"
  4 Tiffany Gilmore      SR Centennial, Compton, CA         136'06"
  5 Kylie Coleman        JR St. Mary's, Stockton, CA        133'11"
  6 Evy Roberts          JR Dana Hills, Laguna, CA          127'03"
  7 Caitlin McClain      JR Delta Charter, Tracy, CA        125'01"
  8 Victoria Minor       SR Elk Grove, CA                   124'02"
  9 Ashley Doherty       SR Aptos, CA                       123'07"
 10 Hannah Chappell      SO Oakdale, CA                     120'09"
 11 Erika Conteras       SR Sheldon, Sacramento, CA         110'07"
 12 Merrika Mackay       SR Moorpark, CA                    107'04"
 13 Daniela Ivory        JR Glendora, CA                    101'11"
 14 Xochitl Bryson       FR Oxford Academy, Anaheim, CA     100'08"
 15 Madison Holt         FR Elk Grove, CA                    99'03"
 16 Erica Zarate-Nunez   SR Aptos, CA                        95'05"
 17 Samantha Pentecost   SR Kings Christian, Hanford, CA     94'11"
 18 Angela Chmelicek     SO Aptos, CA                        79'02"
 19 Marlena Billings     FR Elk Grove, CA                    75'11"

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