Entries by Bob Gourley

4/20/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

Two top five improvements on the boy’s list and two top six improvements on the girl’s list. Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) added five feet to her best to close the gap on the girl’s national leader, while Samantha Andrews (Lincoln, RI) improved by ten feet to move up to sixth. Jared Briere (Woonsocket, RI) strengthened his second position on the boy’s list, while Thomas Reiser (Minisink Valley, Slate Hill, NY) became the fifth boy to break 200 feet this year.

4/6/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

Tristan Bush (Saratoga, CA) was the top improver over the past week as he improved his personal best. However he did not get to close the gap on the national leader Michael Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY) as missing result from November were submitted, adding another five feet to Feldman’s national lead.

3/30/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

One more week into the outdoor season and already there are more improvements. Michael Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY), the top returner from last season, added eight inches to his personal best in his first meet of the year. On the girl’s list, sophomore Samantha Kunza (Timberland, Wentzville, MO) added ten feet to her best in her first meet of the year.

3/23/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

In the first outdoor performance list of the year, several throwers have hit some big marks. Last year’s girls leader Joy McArthur (Dana Hills, Dana Point, CA) has started off 2017 at over 199 feet, just four feet from her personal best. Shelby Moran (Sherwood, OR) ranks second after improving nearly 10 feet since last year. Tristan Bush (Saratoga, CA) is the early leader on the boy’s list after breaking 200 feet for the first time last weekend. That throws was a seven foot improvement on his best mark from 2016. Freshman Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) is among many close behind. He currently sits in third after improving more than ten feet on his best from last year.

3/16/17 U.S. High School Weight List

With lots of improvements at last weekend’s New Balance Indoor Nationals, this week’s national list also saw a shake up with new nationals leaders four of the top 10 boys and girls improving (for complete results click here). Jake Wickey (Medina, OH) and Jordan Geist (Knoch, Saxonburg, PA) improved their marks in first and second, but Jared Briere (Woonsocket, RI) and Thomas Reiser (Minisink Valley, Slate Hill, NY) also hit big personal bests to move up to sixth and seventh position respectively.

3/9/17 U.S. High School Weight List

Just a few more days until the high point of the season: New Balance Indoor Nationals (entry lists here). In the last national rankings before the meet there were several changes in the top 10. On the boy’s side Jake Wickey (Medina, OH) improved his national lead at the Ohio State Championships and Sam Meece (Napoleon, OH) moved into the nation’s top 5. Phillip Rosendorf (Susan E. Wagner, Staten Island, NY) also moved up to 8th and took the New York state lead after winning at the New York State Championships. Carrol Pauley (Riverdale, Mount Blanchard, OH) was the top mover on the girl’s list, moving up four spots to 5th position.

3/2/17 U.S. High School Weight List

Big movement at the top of the girl’s national performance list this week. Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) extended her national lead at Weightarama 2017. Despite that, the competition still closed in on her this week. Jill Shippee (Shenendehowa, Clifton Park, NY) added three feet to her season’s best and also broke her personal best by throwing over 60 feet for the first time since last season.

2/23/17 U.S. High School Weight List

The top improvements on this week’s national performance list both came out of Ohio. Nick Lane (Bowling Green, OH) added five inches to his best to maintain his fourth position and close the gap on the national leaders. On the girl’s list Carrol Pauley (Riverdale, Mount Blanchard, OH) added a foot to her best in ninth position. Kathleen Young (Warrensburg-Latham, Warrensburg, IL) also moved into the top ten with an improvement of more than a foot.