USATF Junior Championships (OR) Women’s Results

After wining New Balance Nationals last weekend, Haley Showalter (Valor Christian, Highlands Ranch, CO) travelled to Eugene to face even tougher competition at the USATF Junior Championships. The USATF Junior Championships are open to all athletes born in 1996 or younger, thus allowing some college freshman to take part. Showalter won the meet last year but college freshman and former top high school hammer throwers Lena Giger and Nyla Woods posed strong threats this year. And the two top seeds were actually newcomers to the event: Molli Detloff and Alison Ondrusek.

usatf_juniorThe competition started out interesting. Three fouls took national leader Detloff out of the meet. Showalter also started slow and was in just sixth place entering the finals. However a fourth round throw propelled her into the lead and she held on for the win. Giger also entered the finals in fifth and improved on her last throw to second place, just two inches behind Showalter. Woods finished in third, followed by Kaitlyn Long and Ondrusek.

The action will continue on Saturday with the men’s junior competition led by high schoolers Adam Kelly (Barrington, RI) and Bobby Colantonio (Barrington, RI).

USATF Junior Championships
June 26, 2015
Hayward Field, Eugene, Ore.

Junior Women's Hammer Throw
    World Jr Record: 73.24m 2005 Wenxiu Zhang
    American Jr/Jr Meet Record: 68.12m 6/16/2012 Shelby Ashe
    Name                         Team                  Finals
  1 Haley Showalter              Unattached            56.61m
  2 Lena Giger                   Stanford              56.55m
  3 Nyla Woods                   St.John's             55.86m
  4 Kaitlyn Long                 Winona St.            55.59m
  5 Alison Ondrusek              Texas A&M             54.67m
  6 Kelli Thomas                 Connecticut           54.50m
  7 Hannah Frost                 North Dakota St       54.28m
  8 Janeah Stewart               Iowa Central          52.40m
  9 Lloydricia Cameron           Florida               51.61m
 10 Elisa Grandemange            Unattached            51.15m
 11 Leia Mistowski               William & Mary        50.84m
 12 Onyinyechukwu Chibuogwu      Washington            49.79m
 13 Josephine Natrasevschi       Brown                 49.67m
 14 Makena Thomas                Unattached            48.85m
 15 Jacqueline Esmay             Tulane                47.05m
 16 Andin Fosam                  Pittsburgh             2.82m
 -- Molli Detloff                North Dakota            FOUL
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