USATF Junior Championships (OR) Men’s Results

ca135d19-b571-40dd-b48f-77d69dd70463Collegiate freshman and former Rhode Island prep throwers Charlie Ionata and Clarence Gallop captured first and second place in the men’s hammer at the final day of the USATF Junior Championships. After an exciting women’s competition on Saturday, the men’s competition started with a bang. Ionata, now throwing for Wake Forest University, opened the competition with a new 6-kilogram best of 67.70 meters. Gallop, throwing for Charleston Southern University, came within one inch of Ionata in the second round, but was unable to overtake him in his remaining efforts. The top high school thrower was Colin Minor (South Brunswick, Southport, NC) who finished in third. By placing in the top two and achieving the World Junior Championships qualifying standard of 67.50 meters, both Ionata and Gallop also get to return to Eugene in two weeks to go head-to-head with the world’s best.

USATF Junior Championships
Hayward Field - Eugene, OR
July 6, 2014

Junior Men's Hammer Throw
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    Name               Year Team                            Finals           
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  1 Charlie Ionata          Wake Forest University          67.70m   222-01
  2 Clarence Gallop         Charleston Southern Univ        67.66m   222-00
  3 Colin Minor          SR South Brunswick, Southport, NC  65.37m   214-05
  4 Mahlik Handley          University of Rhode Island      64.39m   211-03
  5 Adam Kelly           JR Barrington, RI                  64.24m   210-09
  6 Andrew Miller           Indiana University              62.61m   205-05
  7 Josh Whitener           Harvard University              62.45m   204-10
  8 Joe Ellis            SR Eastlake, Sammamish, WA         62.04m   203-06
  9 Timothy Brennan         Dartmouth College               61.52m   201-10
 10 Daniel Haugh         SR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA         61.19m   200-09
 11 Jeremy Franklin      SR Serra Gardena, CA               60.90m   199-10
 12 Brock Eager          SR Tahoma, Covington, WA           60.52m   198-07
 13 Max Lydum            JR Central, Independence, OR       59.47m   195-01
 14 Timothy Wilson          Monmouth University             59.10m   193-11
 15 Gabriel Arcaro       SR Burlington, MA                  58.95m   193-05
 16 Mitchell Dixon          Saddleback College              58.73m   192-08
 17 Landon Carroll          Univ of Louisiana Lafayette     56.08m   184-00
 18 Michael Yow          SO Fort Worth Lake County, TX      54.84m   179-11
 19 Troy Andretta           Monmouth University             53.39m   175-02
 20 Dylan Dyke              Ohio State University           52.77m   173-01
  - Carlos Varela-Hernandez University of Iowa              Foul
  - Dustin Samms         SR Aptos, CA                       Foul
  - Clayton Jury            Ashland University              Foul
  - Matthew-Jonathan Seawright  Cerritos College            Foul
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