Another week and another new national lead for Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI). His improvement at the RITCA Last Chance Meet leads the way in the latest national performance lists.
About Bob Gourley
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.
Big changes took place on both the boys and girls national performance lists, with two new national leaders, and four improvements among the top seven on each list. Leading the way were new nationals leads from Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) at the Rhode Island Class Championships, and Natalia Surdej (Lancaster, NY) at the Youngstown State High School Meet 3.
Natalia Surdej (Lancaster, NY) extended her national lead last week at the Spire Scholastic Showcase. Her results highlighted this week’s national performance lists. On the boy’s list Gary Moore, Jr. (Hillhouse, New Haven, CT) became the seventh thrower to break 70 feet this year and moved up to fourth in the nation with his new personal best.
As we enter the second month of the year, the season is starting to heat up. Natalia Surdej (Lancaster, NY) took over the girl’s national lead with a new season’s best at the Ohio Preview Meet. On the boy’s lists, John Fay (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) and Aiden Paul (West Albany, Albany, OR) became the fifth and sixth boys to break 70 feet so far this season.
Senior Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) and his teammate Tarik Robinson-O’Hagan (Woonsocket, RI) started their season off right by debuting at first and second on the national performance list.
Despite the indoor season being scaled back or cancelled in many states, our national performance lists continue to grow each week. This week 15 states are now represented on the list. Isabella Gera (Hempfield Area 7, Greensburg, PA) makes the top debut of the week in position four on the girl’s list.
As more meets start taking place around the country, more athletes are making their season debut on this week’s national performance list. Natalia Surdej (Lancaster, NY) kicked off her season as second on the list of the 2021 indoor season, one of three improvements in the top five for both boys and girls this week.
The first national performance list of the 2021 indoor season is out. With limited competitions so far this winter, fewer athletes have made their season debut. Leading the way so far are Leah Moore (Hillhouse, New Haven, CT) and Collin Burkhart (Nazareth Area, Nazareth, PA). Moore already improved her best by six feet compared to last season, while Burkhart improved more than eight feet.
The end is here for perhaps the most difficult high school season ever. As the new school year start across the country, we’ve finalized our last national performance lists of 2020.
The big mover on this week’s national performance list was Ben Chappell (Oakdale, CA). The senior from California added more than 10 feet to his best to climb up to sixth in the country.