Centralia Hammer Meet 8 (WA) Results

Ian Frost (Mary M. Knight, Elma, WA) added to his personal best at the latest meet in the Centrali Hammer Series. His winning throw of 216’4″ added more than a foot to his best. Hadassah Ward (Gig Harbor, WA) won the girl’s competition. Maelyn George (Richland, WA) also had an impressive showing, with two personal bests. Her new best of 134’5″ ranks among the top 10 sophomores in the country. Read more

New Balance Nationals Outdoor (NC) Championship Results

After starting the Emerging Elite competition earlier this weekend, the Championship action got underway Saturday night and Sunday morning at New Balance Nationals Outdoor. National leader Samantha Kunza (Timberland, Wentzville, MO) led from start to finish to win the title in the Championship division at New Balance Nationals Outdoor. Her victory was not without some drama though, as Monique Hardy (Webster Thomas, Webster, NY) added an amazing personal best of nearly 30 feet to come within five inches of the win. Annika Kelly (Barrington, RI) capture third. In the boy’s competition Jacob Furland (Classical, Providence, RI) won by just six inches over a personal best from Max McKhann (Dana Hills, Dana Point, CA). In fact, five of the top six boys left the competition with a new personal best. Read more

California High School Hammer Championships Results

The growing scene of hammer throwers in California met up on Saturday for the annual California High School Hammer Championships. The competition was held across two locations in Northern and Southern California on Saturday. Silas Hurst (Santiago Corona, Corona, CA) added more than four feet to his personal best to capture a big win in the boy’s competition. Emma Robbins (Esperanza, Anaheim, CA) improved her best for the third straight week to win the girl’s competition. Read more

USATF Junior National Championships (IN) Results

Qualification for next month’s World Junior Championship was on the line this weekend at the USATF Junior Championships in Indiana. The top two athletes were eligible to qualify as long as they have met the minimum qualifying standard. With his winning throw of 68.03 meters, Michael Feldman just broke the men’s standard by 3 centimeters. His brother Steven took second place. In the girl’s competition, Alyssa Wilson led from start to finish with Jill Shippee in second. Both have easily surpassed the barrier and are among the world’s best in the event this year. Shelby Moran (Sherwood, OR) was the top high school finisher in sixth place, just one foot off of her personal best. Read more

New Balance Nationals Outdoor (NC) Emerging Elite Results

New Balance National Outdoors started on Friday and Saturday morning with the Emerging Elite competition. Ridvan Kazimov (South Forsyth, Cumming, GA) added three feet to his personal best to win by mere inches in the boy’s competition. Hannah Jackson (Kell, Marietta, GA) added four feet to her best for the girl’s win. The action continues through Sunday with the championship section finals. Read more

Connecticut State Championship Results

The Connecticut State Championships hammer throw competition took place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Christian Sturm (St. Paul Catholic, Bristol, CT) added two feet from his best to win the boy’s competition. Amanda Howe (Southington, CT) captured the girl’s title. Read more

Start lists released for New Balance Nationals Outdoor

A total of 160 competitors are ready to compete at this weekends New Balance Nationals Outdoor in North Carolina. The Emerging Elite competition will start on Friday with the boys and girls on Saturday. Saturday evening the boy’s championships will take place, followed by the girl’s championship on Sunday. The complete start lists are below, including seven of the nation’s top 10 throwers in the boy’s competition. On the girl’s side, national leader Samantha Kunza (Timberland, Wentzville, MO) will lead the way, with four of the nation’s top 10 throwers competing. Read more

Georgia State Hammer Championships Results

State leaders Kyle Brown (West Forsyth, Cumming, GA) and Shannah Mallett (Creekview, Canton, GA) captured the wins over the weekend at the Georgia State Hammer Championships. Read more

Golden West Invitational (CA) Results

A pair of personal bests took home the titles at this year’s Golden West Invitational. Markayla Billings (Cosumnes, Elk Grove, CA) made her season debut with a big personal best to win the girl’s competition. Dagne Buck (Whitney, Rocklin, CA) of the Golden State Throwers also had his first meet of the year and added nearly seven feet to his personal best from last season to win the boy’s competition. Read more

New England High School Hammer Throw Championships (RI) Results

Despite poor weather, the New England High School Hammer Throw Championships Tuesday evening. Thunder, lightning and torrential rain delayed the meet, and the competitions with international implements were limited to just three throws. But that didn’t stop multiple great performances at the competition. Ryan Morel (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI), fresh off of a big personal best at the Rhode Island State Championships, produced the second best result of his career to capture the win over Garrett Doyle (Lincoln, RI). Jake Dalton (Andover, MA) threw a personal best for third, and freshman Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) hit 200 feet for the first time ever. Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) won the girl’s competition over Annika Kelly (Barrington, RI). Kelly also set a new meet record in the 3-kilogram competition. Read more