Jash Faboyede (Classical, Providence, RI) threw a twenty foot season best of 214’02” to win this year’s Hartford Public High School Invitational. Robert Gudier (Danbury, CT) and A.J. Guerra (Woodstock Academy, CT) also had personal bests for second and third place respectively. Nicole Heinl (Barrington, RI) won the women’s competition with a four foot personal […]
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Mike Gama (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) improved his best by sixteen feet to win the Schomp Invitational on Saturday. Will Janes (Rogers, Newport, RI) also had a massive personal best for second place. The girl’s competition was won by Brittney (Woonsocket, RI) with a new best of 165’00”. Schomp Invitational – 5/9/2009 South KingstownEvent 29 […]
According to the Los Angeles Times, national record holder Conor McCullough (Chaminade, West Hills, CA) has officially committed to Princeton University.
Announcing the third annual “DC/MD/VA High School Hammer Throw Championships.” This year’s even will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at Falls Church High School, Falls Church, VA. The competition is open to high school-age throwers of any state. For more details, please go to pvtc.org and contact Tony Dziepak: dziepak “at” gmail “dot” […]
Another week of training and another new personal best in training, this time with the 10-kilogram (22 pound) hammer. After watching my friend Zack Midles win the UW/WSU dual meet on Friday with a new personal best, I did a little practice of my own and improved my training personal best by four feet to 52.88 meters (173-06).
The Suffolk County throwers club will be hosting a series of hammer throw and discus competitions over the next month. The competitions will take place at Longwood High School in Middle Island, NY on Sunday mornings from May 10th through June 7th. For more information, click here.
Olivia Midles (Capital, Olympia, WA) threw a six foot personal best of 167’07” on Sunday to break the Washington State Junior Class Record at the Centralia Hammer Championships. Matt Lloyd (Camas, WA) won the boy’s competition and improved his personal best to 184’08”. He also improved with the 16-pound hammer and won the with a […]
The University of Washington Huskies will be hosting Washington State University on Saturday for the 94th edition of the UW/WSU dual meet. The dual meet was always one of my favorite meets to compete in, partially because of the rivalry and partially because it was a chance to just have fun. For instance, the dual meet was my only chance to throw the shot put each season. While I was never that great at the event, it was my first love and I really enjoyed tossing it around every once in a while. It was also a chance for me to do something extra to help the team win.
I’ve had my first few competitions of the season this month. With the start of the season has come a lot of excitement and a lot of frustration. To start off, I traveled to competed at the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Arizona and the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California. Entering those meets, I was in great shape and ready throw far. Really far. I was coming off of personal bests in training with the heavy 9-kilogram and 10-kilogram hammers. But when the meet day came around, I ran into foul trouble. All the training with the heavy hammers had affected my rhythm with the 7.26-kilogram (16-pound) hammer. I tossed all of my attempts out of the sector at the Sun Angel Classic and only managed to keep a few easy throws in at Mt. SAC. While the fouls were far, they didn’t count and left me scratching my head and wondering “what if”.
Combine a slowing economy and a post-Olympic year and you have a recipe for struggling amateur athletes. Nike, adidas, and other shoe companies have been the traditional financial backers of elite track and field athletes. Like nearly every other sector of the economy, shoe companies have had their own share of problems recently, including layoffs. Most track and field athletes will have to wait until 2012 to return to the spotlight. With most contracts up for renewal after Beijing, track and field sponsorships have been a quick and easy way for the companies to trim costs.