Mixed in with the collegiate and professional action at the Armory this weekend were junior competitions in the weight throw. Eric Sheng (Syosset, NY) and Alva Hicks (Classical, Providence, RI). After a personal best from Monae Cooper (New Rochelle, NY), Hicks led narrowly throughout the competition before a big throw on her final attempt expanded the lead and closed in on her personal best. Sheng led from start to finish but again in the finals his competition narrowed the gap as Xavier Tyler (New Rochelle, NY) added six feet to his personal best for second place.
Armory Track Invitational New Balance Track & Field Center - New York City, NY January 30-31, 2015 Boys Weight Throw ========================================================================== Name Year City Finals ========================================================================== 1 Eric Sheng SR Syosset, NY 65-07.75 20.01m 2 Xavier Tyler SR New Rochelle, NY 61-00.00 18.59m 3 Lufti Pocesta SR Staten Island, NY 58-11.25 17.96m 4 Celestin Failey SR Nanuet, NY 49-02.50 15.00m 5 Jake Finkelstein SR Massapequa, NY 48-08.25 14.84m Girls Weight Throw ========================================================================== Name Year City Finals ========================================================================== 1 Alva Hicks SR Providence, RI 55-03.50 16.85m 2 Monae Cooper JR New Rochelle, NY 52-00.50 15.86m 3 Mariah Mays SR Rome, NY 50-03.25 15.32m 4 Courtney Jacobsen JR Warwick, RI 50-02.00 15.29m 5 Jill Shippee SO Clifton Park, NY 48-09.00 14.86m 6 Danika Okasia SR Bloomfield, CT 48-08.25 14.84m 7 Faith Estelle SR Bloomfield, CT 45-06.50 13.88m