Junior Bobby Colantonio (Barrington, RI) came out on top to win his second consecutive Rhode Island state championships on Saturday and the third consecutive title for Barrington High School. Colantonio faced close competition from his teammate Adam Kelly (Barrington, RI). Kelly had won their last two meetings, but it was Colantonio who took the early lead in round one, which was good enough to secure the win. An improvement in round four extended his mark one foot to 234’7″. Kelly finish in second, and Mike Alvernaz (Barrington, RI) completed the Barrington podium sweep.
The girl’s competition was one of the closest in recent history with the top six throwers separated by just seven feet. Despite entering the competition seeded fourth, Meagan Malloy‘s (Smithfield, Esmond, RI) fifth round effort of 168’9″ ended up victorious. Lysah Russell (Classical, Providence, RI) and Courtney Jacobsen (Toll Gate, Warwick, RI) were within feet of Malloy to place second and third respectively. All three top finishers are juniors. Carly Timpson (Narragansett) finished in fourth with the exact same mark as Jacobsen but missed out on the bronze due to a lesser second best throw.
Well it felt good to defend my title from last year! 2 time STATE CHAMPION! winning throw of 234'7. Not my best throw or series but glad to be state champ again. Looking forward to a big pop at nationals! #hammerthrow #hammerthrower #hammerthrowing #statechamp #brown Also quick shout out to my purple blood brothers #MrMorro @grandmastalex @thanadron
2015 RIIL Outdoor Track & Field Championships Presented by The Bill Falk Fund Brown University, Providence, RI Saturday June 6, 2015 Boys Hammer Throw ========================================================================== State Record: # 253-03 5/29/1999 Jacob Freeman, Hendricken Meet Record: % 250-10 6/4/1999 Jacob Freeman, Hendricken Name Year School Finals ========================================================================== 1 Bobby Colantonio JR Barrington 234-07 71.50m 2 Adam Kelly SR Barrington 227-11 69.46m 3 Mike Alvernaz SR Barrington 198-03 60.42m 4 Francy Mata SR Mt.Pleasant 194-01 59.15m 5 Jacob Yang SR Pilgrim 193-11 59.10m 6 Jared Briere SO Woonsocket 191-11 58.49m 7 Shane Olson JR Bishop Hendricken 185-08 56.59m 8 Adrian Matos SO Central 177-08 54.15m 9 Jacob Greenless SO Woonsocket 174-05 53.16m 10 Michael Coppolino JR Cumberland 172-04 52.52m 11 Joseph Palazzo JR Classical 167-03 50.97m 12 Ivan Goretoy SO West Warwick 164-10 50.24m 13 Jamie Heinl SR Barrington 163-09 49.91m 14 Joe Taylor SR Lincoln 163-06 49.83m 15 Nick Neilsen SR South Kingstown 161-09 49.30m 16 Dilyn Cote SO Woonsocket 158-03 48.23m 17 Glenn Vallee SR North Kingstown 151-05 46.15m -- Abraham Salako SO Bishop Hendricken FOUL Girls Hammer Throw ========================================================================== State Record: # 189-03 5/26/2001 Kate Johnston, Warwick Vets Meet Record: % 183-06 6/2002 Kristen Michalski, West Warwick Name Year School Finals ========================================================================== 1 Meagan Malloy JR Smithfield 168-09 51.43m 2 Lysah Russell JR Classical 165-00 50.29m 3 Courtney Jacobsen JR Toll Gate 163-02 49.73m 4 Carly Timpson SR Narragansett J163-02 49.73m 5 Alva Hicks SR Classical 162-01 49.40m 6 Lauren Swanson SR East Greenwich 161-07 49.25m 7 Abby Cousens SR Portsmouth 150-05 45.84m 8 Faye Gauthier JR West Warwick 141-11 43.25m 9 Gianna Rao FR PonagansetI 135-02 41.19m 10 Tara Rochefort SR Woonsocket 134-03 40.91m 11 Katerina Gray SR Lincoln 131-02 39.97m 12 Joangely Mata FR Mt.Pleasant 129-06 39.47m 13 Faith Polando FR Barrington 126-09 38.63m 14 Rebecca Dickinson JR North Kingstown 123-08 37.69m 15 Ariana McDevitt SO Central Falls 118-06 36.11m 16 Samantha Andrews SO Lincoln 118-05 36.09m -- Grace D'Antuono SR North Kingstown FOUL