Qualification for next month’s World Junior Championship was on the line this weekend at the USATF Junior Championships in Indiana. The top two athletes were eligible to qualify as long as they have met the minimum qualifying standard. With his winning throw of 68.03 meters, Michael Feldman just broke the men’s standard by 3 centimeters. His brother Steven took second place. In the girl’s competition, Alyssa Wilson led from start to finish with Jill Shippee in second. Both have easily surpassed the barrier and are among the world’s best in the event this year. Shelby Moran (Sherwood, OR) was the top high school finisher in sixth place, just one foot off of her personal best.
Men Hammer Throw ============================================================== World Jr: W 85.57m 2012 Ashraf Elseify, QAT American Jr: A 80.79m 7/25/2010 Conor McCullough Name Team Finals ============================================================== 1 Feldman, Michael Unattached 68.03m 223-02 2 Feldman, Steven Unattached 65.99m 216-06 3 Fairbanks, Brent Ashland 65.93m 216-03 4 Pihlkar, Jack Columbia 61.39m 201-05 5 Wilson, Jacob UCLA 60.61m 198-10 6 Wright, Jason William & Mary 60.15m 197-04 7 Zimmerman, Jack Penn State 57.15m 187-06 8 Judge, Jason Harvard 57.01m 187-00 9 Fishbein, Sam Lafayette 54.55m 178-11 10 Ebel, Erik Auburn 52.61m 172-07 11 Taylor Brown Unattached 46.94m 154-00 -- Roa, Leo Unattached NM Women's Hammer Throw ============================================================== World Jr: W 73.24m 2005 Wenxiu Zhang, CHN American Jr: A 68.12m 6/16/2012 Shelby Ashe Name Team Finals ============================================================== 1 Wilson, Alyssa UCLA 66.33m 217-07 2 Shippee, Jillian North Carolina 64.16m 210-06 3 Forrest, Makenli Louisville 63.70m 209-00 4 Malone, Madison Auburn 58.90m 193-03 5 Taiwo, Shey Mississippi 58.32m 191-04 6 Moran, Shelby SuperThrowerTrackClub 58.03m 190-04 7 Oneal, Shauneice Southern Illinois 56.83m 186-05 8 Rao, Gianna Unattached 53.56m 175-09 9 Young, Kathleen South Carolina 51.43m 168-08 10 Andrews, Samantha Rhode Island 50.45m 165-06 11 Notarfrancesco, Daniel UMass 50.42m 165-05 12 Igberaese, Chelsea Liberty 47.19m 154-10 13 Botts, Molly Rhode Island 47.16m 154-09 14 Lechner, Erika Grand Valley Sta 40.91m 134-02 -- Tanczos, Rachel Notre Dame NM