With August coming to a close last week, the official end of the 2017 outdoor season has arrived. This week’s national performance list is therefore the last of the year. Seniors Michael Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY) and Joy McArthur (Dana Hills, Dana Point, CA) both ended their seasons at the top of the rankings. […]
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Bob Gourley has served as the throwing coach at Barrington High School in Rhode Island for the past three decades. He is also one of the top hammer throw statisticians in America and has published weekly national performance lists for more than 25 years.
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As August comes to a close, sophomore Annika Kelly (Barrington, RI) broke 170 feet for the first time at the Sons of Italy Track and Field Throwing Championships in Rhode Island. She was the top improvement on this week’s national performance list, moving up the 14th on the girls list and strengthening her rank as the top sophomore in the country.
Some midwest results highlighted the improvements on this week’s national performance list. Sophomore Chandler Hayden (Pittsfield, IL) improved her best with the youth 3-kilogram and now sits sixth in the nation.
With the season nearing an end we have just a few updates on this week’s performance list.
This week’s national performance list features a new leader with the collegiate 16-pound hammer. Brothers Michael Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY) and Steven Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY) made their season debut with the implement over the weekend and took over the national lead. Michael had the best mark, adding 14 feet to the previous national lead. Steven was also more than 10 feet over the old mark.
As the season draws to a close, this week’s national performance list featured fewer improvements at the top of the high school lists. However there were many notable improvements overall. Leading the way was Jacob Furland (Classical, Providence, RI), who improved his personal best and national lead with the international under-18 5-kilogram hammer.
This week’s national performance list features a new national lead with the international 6-kilogram junior hammer. Michael Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY) took over the national lead with the high school hammer earlier in the month, but it was his brother Steven Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY) who beat him and took the national lead with the international hammer. His throw of 213’4″ claimed the national lead by one foot.
A new national lead highlights this week’s national performance lists. Michael Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY) took make the national lead with his winning throw at the latest New York Hammer Series meet. His brother Steven Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY) also improved and sits in fourth position. Out west in the Centralia Hammer Series an improvement from Ian Frost (Mary M. Knight, Elma, WA) moved him up the rankings to 11th.
There were many changes to the national list this week after the various Junior Olympic regional championships took place across the country. The most movement took place on the boy’s list, where there were two improvements in the top 10. Jacob Slate (Chandler, AZ) broke the Arizona state record to move up to third in the nation at the Region 10 championship. Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) moved up to seventh in the nation with a new national freshman class record at the Region 13 championship.
It was a relatively quiet holiday weekend, and as a result this week’s national rankings have few improvements. Among the top performers was Ian Frost (Mary M. Knight, Elma, WA) who improved his best with the senior 16-pound hammer at the latest Centralia hammer meet and now sits just two feet off the national lead.