As the nation’s best throwers gear up for international competitions in the coming weeks, many travelled to Chicago this weekend for a tune-up meet. And the results were spectacular: one national lead and two top-ten all-time marks. Competing amongst collegiate and post-collegiate throwers junior national champion Haley Showalter (Valor Christian, Highlands Ranch, CO) not only improved her national lead, but also broke her personal best and Colorado state record from last summer. Her best mark of 194’1″ also moved her up to seventh on the all-time national list. Courtney Jacobsen (Toll Gate, Warwick, RI) was the second best prep thrower at the meet. Alyssa Wilson (Donovan Catholic, Toms River, NJ) added six feet to her personal best to place third among the high school girls.
The boy’s competition also produced some elite results with Adam Kelly (Barrington, RI) producing his second personal best this month. This time his toss of 243’1″ moved him within six inches of the national lead. In addition he moves up one spot to eighth all-time. Seth Whitener (North Paulding, Dallas, GA) took second, and after coming off of his first 200 foot throw on Tuesday Michael Alvernaz (Barrington, RI) placed third.
Chicagoland Throw Series - 6/19/2015 North Central College - BW Stadium Women's Hammer Throw ========================================================================== NASF Girls Hammer: 4 kg Name Year Team Finals ========================================================================== 1 Berry, Gwen Nyac-Nike 69.60m 228-04 67.37m 69.60m 69.45m 68.98m 68.97m FOUL ... 6 Showalter, Haley NSAF 59.17m 194-01 58.46m FOUL FOUL 57.47m 59.17m 56.45m 7 Jacobsen, Courtney NSAF 52.96m 173-09 51.90m 50.51m 50.83m 50.22m FOUL 52.96m 8 Wilson, Alyssa NSAF 51.89m 170-03 FOUL FOUL 49.25m 47.35m 48.52m 51.89m 9 Antill, Kaylee NSAF 51.47m 168-10 48.30m 50.09m FOUL 51.47m FOUL FOUL 10 Thomas, Makena NSAF 48.01m 157-06 FOUL 45.39m 46.56m 48.01m FOUL FOUL High School Boy's Hammer Throw ========================================================================== Name Year Team Finals ========================================================================== 1 Kelly, Adam NSAF 74.10m 243-01 70.82m 74.10m 71.27m 73.65m 73.96m 73.92m 2 Whitener, Seth NSAF 64.18m 210-07 FOUL 62.28m FOUL 64.18m FOUL 63.81m 3 Alvernaz, Michael NSAF 60.78m 199-05 59.15m FOUL FOUL FOUL 60.78m FOUL