Entries by Martin Bingisser

USATF Junior National Championships (OR)

Conor McCullough (Chaminade, West Hills, CA) threw a new meet record to win his first USATF Junior National Championship over the weekend in Eugene, Oregon. McCullough led from start to finish and topped the meet record in the third round with his winning toss of 75.30m (247-00) with the international 6-kilogram hammer. That throw is […]

Nike Outdoor Nationals (NC)

Alec Faldermeyer (Minisink Valley, Slate Hill, NY) threw a new personal best to easily win this year’s Nike Outdoor Nationals by over twenty feet. Mike Gama (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) placed second. The girl’s competition was won by national leader Lauren Chambers (Kell, Marietta, GA). Nike Outdoor Nationals – 6/18/2009 to 6/20/2009 North Carolina A+T […]

European Team Championships, 1st League

I was speaking with Swiss National Javelin Coach Terry McHugh last night and he said something along the lines of this concerning yesterday’s competition: when I come out to watch the Olympic Champion and silver medalist, I expect there to be some huge throws … that was the furthest thing from what happened. I competed today for the Swiss National Team at the European Team Championships (ETCH), 1st League competition in Bergen, Norway.  The ETCH is a scored competitions where each send one athlete in each event. In order to make the competition more exciting, some new rules were tried this year. For the throws, each of the twelve athletes were given two attempts, with the top six getting a third attempt and the top four getting a final fourth attempt.

DC/MD/VA High School Hammer Championships (VA)

Brendan Morales (Westminister, MD) and Ashlen Veatch (Cake Springs, Roanoke, VA) both won at the DC/MD/VA High School Hammer Championships. Veatch currently ranks as the top freshman in the nation. Boy’s runner up Ibrahima Kebe (Wilson, Washington, DC) also set an unofficial District of Columbia record at the meet. RESULTS 3rd annual DC/MD/VA High School […]

Win at the Swiss Club Championships

With a team comprised of a mixture very young and aging athletes, my club (ST Bern) entered today’s Swiss Club Championships with one main goal: don’t get relegated.  The premiere league has eight teams and each season the bottom team is replaced by the winner of the second division.  We were able to escape relegation this year by placing sixth.  One more year in the top league will give us a good opportunity to develop the young athletes into leading roles on the team.  Hopefully we will ascend once again to the top of the Swiss rankings.

Golden West Invitational (CA)

Brad Bolton (El Toro, Lake Forest, CA) won the boy’s hammer throw at this year’s Golden West Invitational. With only three competitors, the sophomore won by over thiry feet over Matt Post (Whitney, Rocklin, CA). adidas Golden West Invitational – 6/13/2009 50th Anniversary Prairie City Stadium (Folsom, CA) Results Boys Hammer Throw ================================================================ GWI: M […]

Rhode Island State Championships (RI)

Josh Faboyede (Classical, Providence, RI) and Lee Stowers (La Salle, Providence, RI) were winners at this year’s Rhode Island State High School Championships. Faboyede also won the discus throw. 2009 RIIL OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS BROWN STADIUM, BROWN UNIVERSITY, PROVIDENCE, RI SATURDAY JUNE 6, 2009 BOYS’ 12# HAMMER THROW 1 Joshua Faboyede SR Classical […]

California State Hammer Championships (CA)

Conor McCullough (Chaminade, West Hills, CA) once again highlighted the California State High School Hammer Championships held at Fresno City College on Sunday. McCullough was just a few feet off of his season’s best at 251’10”. Michelle Poet (Glendale, CA) won the girl’s competiiton with a throw of 140’03”. 2009 CA HS HAMMER STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS […]

And the Swiss Rejoice

I arrived back in Switzerland this weekend and had the pleasure of watching the French Open final with some friends yesterday afternoon. For those of you who don’t follow tennis, Roger Federer is arguably the greatest tennis player in history. He is tied for the most career Grand Slam titles and has also reached an unheard of twenty consecutive Grand Slam semifinals. However, until yesterday, one Grand Slam title had eluded him: the French Open. Despite playing great tennis there the past two years, he settled for a hard fought second place each time. Things worked out better this year and he took he finally won.

Great Southwest Classic (NM)

Jill Rushin (Jackson, MO) and Nathan Estes (North High, Phoenix, AZ) won this year’s Great Southwest Classic at the University of New Mexico. Rushin was tied with runner-up Destanae Howerton in the final round, before throwing a new best of 122’10” to win with her final attempt. Estes, on the other hand, lead from start […]