Entries by Martin Bingisser

The Deficiencies of Indoor Track and Field

I mentioned in my last post that I had published my first article. I have actually published one prior article back in the Summer of 2006. Track Coach, the technical periodical of the US Track and Field Association, published my article on track and field training called Rethinking Your Approach to Training for the Weight Throw (available below). The weight throw, for those of you unfamiliar, is the indoor version of the hammer throw. It is shorter and heavier, but athletes use essentially the same technique to throw the implement.

November Update

I just published my first legal article today! If you have a weird interest with tax law like I do, check it out: Client-Auditor Communications and The Privilege Doctrines: An Analysis of United States v. Textron, 26 TAX MANAGEMENT WEEKLY REPORT (BNA) 1555 (Nov. 5, 2007). Besides that, training continues to go well. Because I was working this past summer, I was not able to train as much as I would have liked to. I also pinched a nerve in my lower back that slowed me down. Since I arrived back in town I not only found more time to train, but I also have been rehabilitating my back. The process is slow, but the good results are finally starting to return. I doubt I will compete indoors this season as the main goal will be the 2008 Olympic Trials in June.

Return from Europe

In order to keep everyone updated on how my training and life are progressing, I will regularly update this section of my webpage. I returned from working abroad at the end of September and immediately began training for next season. This quarter of school has been hectic, but things are beginning to calm down and I am beginning to get into my normal routine again. Luckily, although busy, my schedule is also flexible now and it has allowed me to travel to Kamloops, British Columbia to visit my coach three times during October. I have not been able to travel up there since April, so it was nice to see their new indoor throwing facility. Coach Bondarchuk currently has me throwing light implements and doing general training to get back into shape before starting more intense training during November.

IAAF World Youth Championships

After leading qualifiers yesterday with a personal best effort, Conor McCullough emerged as a favorite for today’s final, eventually placing fourth. The final started out rocky for McCullough who fouled his first two attempts. He moved into fourth on his third attempt and secured three more throws. While he improved in the fourth and fifth […]

USATF Junior National Championships (IN)

Another meet and another record for Walter Henning. Henning set a new national junior record with the 6kg hammer at this year’s USATF Junior National Championships at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. Henning had a very consistent series with a best throw of 73.59m (241’05”) on his fifth attempt. Henning set the previous record last season […]

Nike Outdoor Nationals (NC)

Walter Henning (St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY) defended his Nike Outdoor Nationals title, but not without some tougher competition this season. Henning, a senior, was provided some tough competition from sophomore Conor McCullough (Chaminade, West Hills, CA). After the first round, Henning led my a mere three feet, and McCullough narrowed the gap in the […]

Golden West Invitational (CA)

Walter Henning dominated the boy’s competition at this year’s Golden West Invitational, but he was not the only one without a good throw. Both Jodan Stray and Trevor Kraychir threw personal best to place second and third respectively. However, the competition was fairly static without many changes in position. The girl’s competition, on the other […]

Camas Hammer Championships (WA)

Camas Hammer Championships April 7, 2007 Camas, WA 12 pound Hammer 1 Jordan Stray 12 Centralia 215′ 11″ 2 Alex Nelson 12 Evergreen 207′ 7″ PR 3 Zack Richards 11 Monroe High School 192′ 10″ 4 Cole Gibson 10 Camas High 164′ 1″ PR 5 Steven Wang 12 Camas High 139′ 5″ 6 Joey Tivnan […]

Claremont Classic (CA)

Casey Kraychir (Twentynine Palms, CA) broke the girls freshman high school national hammer record again on Saturday at the Claremont Classic. On the fifth round of the competition Kraychir unleashed the ball and wire 173’4″ to break the record she set three weeks ago at the Mt. SAC Relays. Entering the season, the record was […]