USATF Junior Olympics National Championships (FL) Results

An amazing 131 hammer throwers took part in the USATF Junior Olympics National Championships this week. After qualifying through various regional competitions, the athletes met for the nationals finals on Wednesday and Thursday. Leading the way in the boys’ competitions were Rhode Islanders Bobby Colantonio (Barrington, RI) and Jared Briere (Woonsocket, RI). Colantonio took the 17-18 division over Joshua Hernandez (El Paso Del Valle, El Paso, TX), who added two feet to his personal best. Briere won the 15-16 division, also with a personal best.

junior_olympicsIn the girls’ competition Emelda Malm-Annan (Monterey Trail, Elk Grove, CA) threw a personal best to easily secure the 17-18 division win and Kamryn Brinson (Marist, Atlanta, GA) was just off of her best in second place. Sydnee Walker (King’s Ridge Christian, Alpharetta, GA) won the 15-16 division beating out a five foot best by Madison Holt (Elk Grove, CA).

USATF Junior Olympics National Championships
University of North Florida - Jacksonville, FL
July 29-30, 2015


Men's Hammer Throw 17-18 Division (Top 10)
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    Name                    State                Finals
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  1 Bobby Colantonio        Rhode Island         67.81m  222-05
  2 Joshua Hernandez        Texas                64.38m  211-03
  3 Michael Root            California           57.58m  188-11
  4 Isaiah Rogers           Georgia              56.60m  185-08
  5 Cody Holt               California           55.10m  180-09
  6 Matt Ritchey            Texas                54.97m  180-04
  7 Tristan Bush            California           53.34m  175-00
  8 Marcus Abraham          North California     53.18m  174-06
  9 Trenton Fanta           Indiana              49.45m  162-03
 10 Tanner English          North California     48.98m  160-08

Boys' Hammer Throw 15-16 Division (Top 10)
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    Name                    State                Finals
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  1 Jared Briere            Rhode Island         61.79m  202-08    
  2 Adrian Matos            Rhode Island         55.62m  182-06
  3 Dilyn Cote              Rhode Island         54.20m  177-10
  4 Jacob Greenless         Rhode Island         53.94m  177-00
  5 Jacob Wilkins           South Carolina       46.50m  152-07
  6 Jason Judge             Georgia              46.10m  151-03
  7 Mason Crane             California           45.36m  148-10
  8 Evan Hardin             Georgia              42.34m  138-11
  9 Jacob Slate             Arizona              40.17m  131-09
 10 Chris Ilar              California           39.13m  128-04

Womens' Hammer Throw 17-18 Division (Top 10)
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    Name                    State                Finals
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  1 Emelda Malm-Annan       California           55.53m  182-02
  2 Kamryn Brinson          Georgia              50.60m  166-00
  3 Meagan Malloy           Rhode Island         45.94m  150-09
  4 Hayden Merrick          Georgia              44.00m  144-04
  5 Rachel Lee Wilson       Illinois             43.09m  141-04
  6 Jessy Page              Florida              42.17m  138-04
  7 Tara Rochefort          Rhode Island         41.88m  137-05
  8 Kristina Muller         Florida              41.62m  136-06
  9 Grace Artis             Georgia              41.20m  135-02
 10 Jamey Kogan             Arizona              40.77m  133-09

Girls' Hammer Throw 15-16 Division (Top 10)
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    Name                    State                Finals
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  1 Sydnee Walker           Georgia              47.89m  157-01
  2 Madison Holt            California           41.76m  137-00
  3 Shelby Moran            California           39.87m  130-09
  4 Victoria Hernandez      Texas                39.85m  130-09
  5 Shannah Mallett         Georgia              38.45m  126-01
  6 Anais Hill              Texas                37.43m  122-09
  7 Reilly O'Hare           Georgia              35.78m  117-05
  8 Megan Sieben            Rhode Island         34.24m  112-04
  9 Addie Fraker            Georgia              33.62m  110-04
 10 Kathleen Young          Illinois             33.55m  110-01
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