It’s not often that a state record falls in Rhode Island. Having long been the epicenter of youth hammer throw in the US, the boys record dates back 20 years and the girls record of 189’3″ by Kate (Johnston) Itacy was also set back in 2001, the same year senior Annika Kelly (Barrington, RI) was born. On Saturday Kelly finally took the record down at the Mt. Pleasant Invitational. Already at the same meet last year Gianna Rao came within two inches of the state record. Kelly also came within a half foot of the mark on her third and fourth attempts before throwing 190’8″ on her fifth attempt. The mark was also a new meet record and earned Kelly the most outstanding throws performance of this year’s meet.
Kelly was not the only to set a new best at the meet. Voski Armenakyan (Toll Gate, Warwick, RI) and Sarah Ortes (Classical, Providence, RI) both set new bests to place second and third.
Mt. Pleasant Invitational Conley Stadium Providence, RI Saturday May 25, 2019 Event 22 Girls 4k Hammer Throw ========================================================================== Name Year School Finals ========================================================================== 1 Annika Kelly SR Barrington-RI 190-08 58.11m 2 Voski Armenakyan SR Toll Gate - RI 167-11 51.18m 3 Sarah Ortes SO Classical-RI 166-04 50.69m 4 Erynn Field SR N.Kingstown-RI 165-01 50.31m 5 Marissa Henley SR Woonsocket - RI 160-00 48.76m 6 Cheyenne Figueroa JR Classical-RI 157-07 48.03m 7 Madison McGloin JR Barrington Christian A. 147-03 44.88m 8 Noelia Giercia SO Juanita Sanchez 134-00 40.84m 9 Nicolette Ducharme SO Cumberland - RI 132-00 40.23m 10 Sarah Bouthillier SR Toll Gate - RI 130-00 39.62m 11 MacKenzie Stephens SO Barrington-RI 129-05 39.44m 11 Amber Nunez SR Classical-RI 129-05 39.44m 13 Oladiwura Oladele JR LaSalle - RI 127-02 38.76m 14 Madison Lupino FR Coventry-RI 126-07 38.58m 15 Allison Plante JR Lincoln - RI 126-06 38.55m 16 Michaela Doro SR E. Prov.-RI 125-02 38.15m 17 Bridget Damon SR Woonsocket - RI 123-10 37.74m 18 Hayley Chartier SO Lincoln - RI 122-02 37.23m 19 Kassidy Bernardo JR Cumberland - RI 120-08 36.77m 20 Jocelyn Bechtel SO Pilgrim - RI 120-05 36.70m 20 Elaine Vaz Ramos SO Central Falls-RI 120-05 36.70m 22 Kate Alvarez SR W.Warwick-Ri 120-01 36.60m 23 Hannah Moe SO Cumberland - RI 117-02 35.71m 24 Gabrielle Bryan JR Portsmouth-RI 116-11 35.63m 25 Langie Calderon FR Coventry-RI 115-03 35.12m 26 Jennah Saqib JR Lincoln - RI 114-06 34.89m 27 Caitlin Culhane SR N.Kingstown-RI 113-03 34.51m 28 Claudia Stepien SR Woonsocket - RI 112-00 34.13m 29 Linda Berganza JR Classical-RI 110-03 33.60m 30 Victoria Frank JR N.Kingstown-RI 110-02 33.57m 31 Samantha Larrivee SO Toll Gate - RI 108-02 32.96m 32 Rebecca Toure FR Classical-RI 106-01 32.33m 33 Ava West FR Cranston West HS 102-07 31.26m 34 Serena Lalli SO Classical-RI 102-02 31.14m 34 Elizabeth Meneses SO E. Prov.-RI 102-02 31.14m 36 Jasmine Dos Santos SO E. Prov.-RI 101-10 31.03m 37 Jalyn Roy FR Woonsocket - RI 101-01 30.81m 38 Aarifah Smith SO Mt Pleasant -RI 100-01 30.50m 39 Kaitlyn Murphy SR N.Kingstown-RI 99-03 30.25m 40 Emily Gaudette SO Cumberland - RI 95-06 29.10m 41 Audrey Ogni SR Lincoln - RI 92-08 28.24m 42 Caislin Francis JR E. Prov.-RI 90-08 27.63m 43 Madison Enos JR Pilgrim - RI 89-10 27.38m 44 Brook Ramella FR Mt. Hope - RI 48-04 14.73m 45 Cora Lambert JR Burrillville-RI 25-08 7.82m