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Heading to Croatia

I’m leaving tomorrow on a flight to Croatia. My time here in Germany has been fun, but I’m ready to compete again and that leads me to Croatia. I got a small taste of competition again this week in Saarbrücken, where I threw a new season’s best and the top mark in Switzerland for the year. However, the weather was still inclement and I reverted back to some old technical flaws that I’ve recently fixed. All said, I know I can do much better as my more important competitions approach and I’m looking forward to the chance to prove myself once again.

Hammer Blast (WA)

Olivia Midles (Capital, Olympia, WA) set a new personal best and state Sophomore class record with a winning throw of 168’00”. Tann Harris (Sheldon, Eugene, OR) won the boy’s competition with a personal best throw of 159’10”. Hammer Blast July 3, 2009 Centralia High School, Centralia, WA Girls 4 kilo High School Hammer 1st Olivia […]

Training Camp in Saarbrücken

Since Norway, I’ve been busy training again. I feel the most comfortable in the ring when I have had consistent training, so I felt it was best to get a few solid weeks of training after several weeks in a row of competitions. I’ve been training again outside Saarbrücken, Germany with coach Christoph Sahner‘s training […]

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 […]