Track and Field News announced its 2014 High School All-American Team today. Five athletes from each event are typically awarded All-American honors, however just three hammer throwers are named to the team due to limited nationwide participation in the event. You can read the complete list of boy’s All-Americans from Track and Field News here. This year’s boys team included:
|1||Daniel Haugh||St Pius X, Atlanta, Georgia|
|2||Colin Minor||South Brunswick, Southport, North Carolina|
|3||Adam Kelly||Barrington, Rhode Island|
Daniel Haugh led the list after having the top mark in the nation this year and winning the New Balance Outdoor Championships in June. Colin Minor finished just behind Haugh at New Balance Outdoors and also had a stellar season in which he was the highest placed high school athlete at the USATF Junior National Championships. He also produced the third best mark in the nation this season. Haugh is currently in his freshman year at the University of Alabama, while Minor enrolled recently at Dartmouth.
Ranked third was junior Adam Kelly. While he had a season’s best ten feet behind Haugh and Minor, he was consistent throughout the season and placed close behind them in third place at New Balance Outdoors and was the second best high school thrower at the USTAF Junior Championships. Kelly also had a stellar indoor season in which he won New Balance Indoor Nationals.
One athlete who just missed All-American honors was Bobby Colantonio (Barrington, RI). Colantonio just missed the podium at New Balance Outdoors, but also beat Kelly to win the Rhode Island State Championships and had the second furthest throw in the nation this season. As just a sophomore he will have many chances to earn such accolades in the future.