There was one national record in 2014, set indoors by Nick Lane (Bowling Green, OH). Lane broke the national freshman class weight throw record previously Kenneth Brinson of Georgia in 2012.
As the hammer throw continues to spread across the country, a number of hammer throw state records were broken. In total, HSHammer recorded 10 new girls state records and 5 new boys records. While some records were relatively young, such as Haley Showalter (Valor Christian, Highlands Ranch, CO) extending her Colorado state record, others were broken in states that have emerged as powerhouses in the sport, such as Gabby Figueroa‘s (Austintown Fitch, Youngstown, OH) new Ohio state record and Jacob Beene‘s (Gilbert, AZ) new Arizona Record.
Both indoor and outdoor all-time lists had many changes. The highlights are listed below.
- National leader Haley Showalter broke into the top 10 and is now the eight best high school hammer thrower of all-time.
- As a sign of the depth this season, four more athletes moved into girl’s hammer throw all-time top 25.
- In the weight throw five girls also improved in the all-time top 25 weight throw list, including an amazing move up to numer three for Gabby Figueroa.
- Three boys moved into the hammer throw all-time top 20, including sophomore Bobby Colantonio (Barrington, RI). Colatonio ranks 14th on the list, but also has the third best mark ever by a sophomore behind former national record holders Walter Henning and Conor McCullough.
- There were also three new boys in the top 20 with the weight throw led by Daniel Haugh (St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA). His outdoor weight throw mark moved him to seventh all-time in the event.