Entries by Martin Bingisser

What a difference a week makes

I guess all I needed was a fresh start. With a new quarter of school underway, things seems to be going great. I have a great schedule of classes with some strong professors. I also am lucky enough to get some practical experience working as an extern for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel’s Seattle office. The internship has been an informative and exciting experience so far. I have previously worked representing taxpayers, and it is interesting to see how the other side handles each case.

Knights of Columbus Relays (RI)

The first big Rhode Island meet of the season took place on Saturday. Mike Gama (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) started his season with a new personal best of 210’09” to win the boy’s competition and he also walked home with a win in the boy’s 6kg hammer competition. Victoria Flowers (Classical, Providence, RI) was just […]

Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (CA)

A few high school athletes took part in this year’s Pomona-Pitzer Invitational at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Casey Kraychir (Twentynine Palms, CA) stole the headlines on the girl’s side with a new national sophomore class record throw of 53.68m (176’01”). That throw barely eclipses the old record of 176’00” thrown by Kate Johnston (Warwick […]

A Difficult Balancing Act

When I started law school, I had just one goal: to try to be successful both academically and athletically. I met this goal. I have been successful at both, and rarely did one come in the way of the either. But recently, things have changed a little. We just finished another quarter of law school a few weeks ago in which I had a 20-credit course load and had four three-hour exams on consecutive days. Needless to say, both the amount of time I spent training and the amount of time I spent sleeping declined near the end of the last quarter. As a result, my training results hit a speed bump. However, I am still optimistic about this season. While some people travel to Mexico for spring break, I drove up to Kamloops and spent the week training hard with my coach and was able to make up for lost time. My first competition of the season is rapidly approaching, so I’ll soon be able to see the results of my off-season training.

National Scholastic Indoor Championships (NY)

In his first weight throw competition ever, junior Conor McCullough (Chaminade, West Hills, CA) set a new national record in the weight throw on Sunday to win the National Scholastic Indoor Championships. Last season, McCullough ranked second in the hammer throw with a sophomore record toss of 243’11”. Prior to Sunday, McCullough had never thrown […]

OATCCC Indoor State Championships (OH)

This year, the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (OATCCC) Indoor State Championships featured the weight throw as a full scoring meet. Congrats to Anthony Scholes, Justin Welch, Emily Niehaus, and Erin Pendleton for taking home titles. OATCCC Indoor Track & Field Championships – 3/15/2008 Stiles Field House – Univ. of Akron, OH […]

Nike Indoor Nationals (MD)

Victoria Flowers (Classical, Providence, RI) broke 60 feet yet again to win the Nike Indoor National title in convincing fashion. Flowers fouled two of her first three throws, but gradually improved throughout the competition to a best mark of 61’02.00″ in the final round. Katie Kraychir (Twentynine Palms, CA) placed second. Michael Gama (Bishop Hendricken, […]

Early Season Schedule Set

Training is slowly progressing and going much better than the last time I posted. I hope to be in shape to throw 65 meters at my first competition next month. I hope you get a chance to come and watch. My season will begin at the small and local Pacific Luthern University Invitational in Tacoma on April 12th. I will spend the next week training in Arizona before competing at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Southern California on April 20th. My final competition of the month will be the Kamloops Spring Throws Festival on the 26th and 27th. After a busy April, I do not have any competitions planned in May yet.

Weightarama 2008 (RI)

Patrick Onye (Classical, Providence, RI ) set a new meet record at Weightarama 2008 this past weekend. Onye was just inches away from setting a new personal best and easily won the boy’s competition. Mike Gama (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) placed second with an impressive three foot personal best. Not only did Gama move up […]

New England Invitational (RI)

Patrick Onye and Victoria Flowers of Classical High School both won the weight throw at the New England Invitational. As mentioned earlier, Victoria Flowers also set a new national record in the process. New England Invitational Central High School, Providence, RI Monday, March 3, 2008 Boys’ 25# Weight Throw 1 Onye, Patrick (SR, Classical, Providence, […]