The final Chicagoland throws series of the season took place yesterday with several high school throwers from across the country taking part. While US champions Amanda Bingson and Kibwé Johnson won the hammer throw competitions, the high schoolers competed right along side. The top four high school throwers competed in the women’s competition with US junior champion Haley Showalter (Valor Christian, Highlands Ranch, CO) coming out on top. She was also sixth place overall with her throw of 56.37m (184-11).
In the boy’s competition, Colin Minor (South Brunswick, Southport, NC) 70.82m (232-04) threw a personal best to place as the highest high school thrower, set a new North Carolina state record, and move up to second place on the national list. Now he sits just a few feet behind national leader Daniel Haugh (St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA), who was also in the competition. Complete results are available on the meet’s homepage.
2014 Chicagoland Throws Series July 12th, 2014 Benedictine University Women Hammer Throw Elite ============================================================= Name Year Team Finals ============================================================= 1 Bingson, Amanda USATF 70.17m . . . 6 Showalter, Haley NSAF 56.37m FOUL 56.34m FOUL FOUL FOUL 56.37m 7 Gaitan, Sabrina NSAF 53.83m 53.83m FOUL 53.78m FOUL FOUL FOUL 7 Giger, Lena NSAF 53.83m 52.67m 52.22m 52.63m 51.64m 53.20m 53.83m 9 Woods, Nyla NSAF 53.20m 53.20m 52.36m 52.08m 50.38m 51.26m FOUL Men Hammer Throw Elite ============================================================= Name Year Team Finals ============================================================= 1 Johnson, Kibwe USATF 74.27m . . . 3 Minor, Colin NSAF 70.82m (12-pound) 70.82m FOUL 69.32m FOUL FOUL FOUL 4 Kelly, Adam NSAF 65.88m (12-pound) 64.36m FOUL 62.43m 64.74m 65.76m 65.88m 5 Haugh, Daniel NSAF 65.40m (12-pound) 64.67m 65.40m FOUL FOUL 62.97m FOUL