Entries by Bob Gourley

8/15/18 U.S. High School Hammer List

This week’s national performance lists featured some major improvements with non-standard implements. Kira Lindner (Horace Greeley, Chappaqua, NY) jumped up to second in the nation with the 3-kilogram hammer after a 10 foot improvement. The lighter implement is the international standard for under-18 athletes. Christopher Wren (Bella Vista, Fair Oaks, CA) went the other direction and picked up something heavier by throwing the collegiate 16-pound in his first competition of the year, debuting at seventh on the national list.

7/25/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

National leader Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) highlighted this week’s national performance list by extending his national lead and state record by more than two feet last week. The junior is also now just three and a half feet off the national junior class record.

7/18/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

After a big improvement at last month’s California State Championships, Christian Johnson (Buchanan, Clovis, CA) added another seven feet to his personal best this week to move into the nation’s top five. Close behind him was Jake Dalton (Andover, MA), who added another three feet to his state record and improved to seventh in the nation. Bailey Tilley (Jenks, OK) led the mover’s on this week’s girl’s list. She added seven feet to her state record to break into the nation’s top 10.

7/11/18 U.S. High School Hammer List

It was a relatively quiet week across the nation in the hammer throw, but it was not without some highlights on this week’s national lists. Henry Zimmerman (New Albany, OH) added 17 feet to his best, broke 200 feet for the first time, and moved up to 14th in the nation on the boy’s list. On the girl’s list Markayha Billings (Elk Grove, CA) also improved to climb a few spots into 14th position.

7/4/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

This week’s national performance lists feature two improvements among the nation’s top five girls. Emma Robbins (Esperanza, Anaheim, CA) added five feet to her season’s best and equaled her personal best from last season to close in on the national lead in fourth position. Ava David (Lake Oswego, OR) became the fifth girl in the nation to break 180 feet this year with her improvement on Friday.

6/27/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) led the improvements on this week’s national performance list. The sophomore broke 230 feet for the first time and the New England Junior Olympic Championship on Saturday. Jake Dalton (Andover, MA) also broke his own Massachusetts state record in the competition to move up to sixth in the nation. Out west Tyler Gilliland (Tumwater, WA) became the 20th thrower to break 200 feet this season.

6/20/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

The nation’s top throwers were in action at New Balance Nationals Outdoor last weekend, but while the competition produced drama, it produced few improvements in this week’s national performance list. The biggest mover came from the California State Championships, where Christian Johnson jumped up to sixth in the nation with a 13 foot personal best, becoming the sixth thrower to break 220 feet this season. Christopher Wren (Bella Vista, Fair Oaks, CA) also improved to became the 19th thrower to break the 200 foot barrier this week.