Entries by Martin Bingisser

Cedarville Yellow Jacket High School Early Bird (OH)

Throwers in Ohio continue to turn out in strong numbers this season. This weekend, Cedarville University hosted the Yellow Jacket High School Early Bird. Justin Welch (Eastwood, Pemberville, OH) won the boy’s competition with a throw just inches under his personal best. Michael Kidder (Kings Mills, OH) also broke 60-feet for second place. Alexis Thomas […]

Millrose Qualifier (NY)

Karen Henning (St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY) improved her season’s best at the Millrose Qualifier. Henning won the competition with a throw of 49’11.25″. The competition, hosted by the Armory in New York City, also saw Mike Levine (Commack, NY) win the boy’s competition. MILLROSE QUALIFIERTHE ARMORY, NYCWEDNESDAY JANUARY 14, 2009 Open Boys Weight Throw […]

Rhody High School Classic (RI)

Brittany Lawyson (Woonsocket, RI) and Josh Faboyede (Classical, Providence, RI) both won this year’s Rhody High School Classic hosted by the Unviersity of Rhode Island. 2009 RHODY HIGH SCHOOL T&F CLASSIC MACKAL FIELD HOUSE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND KINGSTON, RI SATURDAY JANUARY 10, 2009Boys Weight Throw=================================================================================== Name Year School Seed Finals=================================================================================== 1 Faboyede, Josh SR […]

Dartmouth Relays (NH)

Dominic Filiano (Lebanon, NH) nearly became the fourth boy to break 70 feet this season at this year’s Dartmouth Relays. Filiano improved his personal best by nearly three feet with his winning throw of 69’11.00″. Mike Gama (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) also improved his season best with a second place finish of 67’11.00″. Melissa Kurzdorfer […]

Southern Tier Invitational (NY)

Alec Faldermeyer (Minisink Valley, Slate Hill, NY) continued his impressive start to the season with another win and another personal best at the Southern Tied Invitational at Cornell University. Faldermeyer improved his personal best up to 74’09.00″ and won the competition by over 15-feet. Karen Henning (St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY) won the girl’s competition […]

Hartford Public High Schools Indoor Invitational (CT)

The Hartford Public High Schools Indoor Invitational held the weight throw for the first time this season. Robert Guider (Danbury, CT) won the boy’s weight throw a personal best throw of 61’08.50″. Brittany LoPriore (East Lyme, CT) won the girl’s competition. 66th HPHS Indoor Invitational T&F MeetBacon Field House-Wesleyan University, Middletown CTSaturday January 3, 2009Boys […]

Western Ohio Officials Invitational (OH)

Junior Justin Welch (Pemberville, OH) became the second boy to break seventy feet this season with his winning throw of 70’11.75″ at the Western Ohio Officials Invitational. Welch won the competition by over 13 feet. Shana Flanary (Carleton Airport, Carleton, MI) won the girls competition by nearly ten feet. Only a sophomore, Flanary had a […]

Brown University Track and Field Classic (RI)

Junior Alec Faldermeyer (Minisink Valley, Slate Hill, NY) improved his personal best on Friday at the Brown University Classic in Providence, RI. The New York Native won the competition by nearly nine feet with a toss of 74’01.50″. Mike Gama (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) took second place. Nicole Heinl (Barrington, RI) won the girl’s competition […]

Year in Review; Year in Preview

I have ended the year on a good note.  Coach Bondarchuk reduced my training volume to approximately 25 percent of its normal level this week.  The extra rest has paid off.  Today I threw 61 meters (200-00) with the heavy 8-kilogram (17.6-pound) hammer.  That is little more than one foot off of my personal best with that weight.  Add in six more months of training, a little warmer weather, and the adrenaline of competition, and hopefully some good throws will result in 2009.

Merry Christmas

I just returned to Seattle for the holidays and was greeted by an unusual site in Seattle: a foot of fresh snow.  Training in the snow is one of my favorites parts of the season.  The air is always quite and cool and I feel very relaxed.  But then again, walking around in ice and snow with shoes that have absolutely no traction can get tiresome quickly.  My training has come together a lot in the past few weeks.  The step back I took in November has been translating into continued progress recently.  Coach B told me on Friday that my general strength and fitness level are both great right now, creating collateral improvements in my throw.  Unfortunately, I cannot update you on my training distances since the winter weather in Kamloops and Seattle has kept me throwing inside against a wall (temperatures have consistently been hovering between 0º and -10º Fahrenheit).  I’ll be posting some distances once the snow melts.