Centralia Hammer Meet 2 (WA) Results

The Washington outdoor season is start to kick off in earnest with the second meet in the Centralia Hammer Meet series on Sunday. Leading the way was Jordan Fong (Kentlake, Kent, WA), who broke the state record with a new personal best of 177’1″. The adds more than a foot to the prior record set back in 2010 by Olivia Midles. In the boy’s competition Ian Frost (Mary M. Knight, Elma, WA) hit a season’s best and broke 200 feet for the first time this year en route to the win. Later in the day he also turned in a personal best with the collegiate 16-pound hammer. Read more

USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championship (NY) Results

New Balance Nationals wasn’t the only action taking place in New York this weekend. Down in Staten Island the USATF Hershey age-group championships were held on Saturday. One day before her win at the Armory, Javon Joyner (Norcross, GA) also took home the Hershey win, while Garrett Doyle (Lincoln, RI) won the oldest boy’s division. In the younger 15-16 year old division freshman Natalia Surdej (Lancaster, NY) set a meet record and Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) threw a personal best to win. Read more

New Balance Nationals Indoors (NY) Championship Results

After the New Balance Nationals Indoor Emerging Elite competition on Friday, the nation’s top names came together to face off in the Championships competition on Sunday, including nine of the top 10 boys in the country and six of the top 10 girls. The podium also showed incredible geographic diversity with states like Oklahoma, Illinois and Washington in amongst the recent weight throwing powerhouses of Georgia, Rhode Island, Ohio, and New York. Read more

New Balance Nationals Indoor (NY) Emerging Elite Results

Action at New Balance Nationals Indoor kicked off on Friday with the Emerging Elite competitions. In the boy’s competition Michael Shoaf (Rocky River, OH) had a back and forth competition with Derek Ferraro (Iona Preparatory, New Rochelle, NY). Shoaf led entering the final round, but a big personal best from Ferraro launched him from third into the lead. Shoaf then responded with his third personal best in the competition on the final throw to recapture the lead and the win. In the girl’s competition, sophomore Jackie Andrews (Lincoln, RI) led from start to finish with a personal best in the first round. Her mark of 50’1.25″ also moves her into the nation’s top 20. Read more

National leader Trey Knight profiled by DyeStat

In the lead-up to this weekend’s New Balance Indoor Nationals, national leader Trey Knight was profiled by the prep track and field site DyeStat in a new article called “At Heart of Thrower Trey Knight’s Record-Breaking Rise Is Time Spent With Grandfather.” Read more

Weightarama 2018 (RI) Results

After winning the New England Weight Throw Championships earlier in the week, Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) and Garrett Doyle (Lincoln, RI) returned to win at Weightarama 2018 on Sunday. Rao easily won with one of the top marks of the season, yet again surpassing 60 feet and capturing the meet record. Doyle added a foot to his personal best to win over Jacob Furland (Classical, Providence, RI), with third-place finished Ryan Morel (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) also hitting a personal best.
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Ohio Indoor State Championships Results

Dylan Litreal (Hilliard Darby, Hilliard, OH) edged out a close win at the Ohio State Championships on Saturday. With two throwers going over 70 feet in the Division I competition, Litreal had his work cut out for him. Entering the final round Joel Crain (Wayne, Huber Heights, OH) sat in the lead after adding nearly two feet to his best, but Litreal responded with a new personal best to capture the title on his final throw. Other winners included Emma Kowalski (Hilliard Darby, Hilliard, OH) in the Division I girl’s competition. Erik Fertig (Eastwood, Pemberville, OH) threw a best and had the third best mark over all divisions to win the Division II/III title. The top girl’s result of the weekend also came from Division II/III winner Lynnsey Winchell (Norwayne, Creston, OH), who also added more than four feet to her best. Read more

New York Indoor State Championships Results

Over sixty athletes took part in this year’s New York State Indoor Championship on Staten Island this past weekend. After breaking 70 feet for the first time last weekend Michael Gabriel (Greenwich Central, Greenwich, NY) came from behind on his last throw to capture the title. Joseph Benedetto (John S. Burke Catholic, Goshen, NY) had led the competition since round one, but just came up short in the end. Sophomore Monique Hardy (Webster Thomas, Webster, NY) easily captured the girl’s title, with freshman Natalia Surdej (Lancaster, NY) taking second. Read more

New England Weight Throw Championships (RI) Results

Seniors Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) and Garrett Doyle (Lincoln, RI) led from start to finish at this year’s New England High School Weight Throw Championship, hosted by Classical High School in Rhode Island. Rao may have easily captured the win, but that didn’t stop her competitors from putting on a show with sophomore Cheyenne Figueroa (Classical, Providence, RI) added two and a half feet to her best in second place. Doyle’s win continued the back and forth battle he is having with runner-up and state champion Jacob Furland (Classical, Providence, RI) this season. Read more

Tennessee State Indoor Championships Results

Tennessee is one of the several states that now contests the weight throw at its state championship, with this year’s edition taking place last Sunday. Junior Jeremiah Sullivan (Daniel Boone, Gray, TN) made his weight throw debut in style, winning his first Tennessee state championship by more than three meters and nearly breaking 60 feet. Sophomore Victoria Caldwell (Brentwood Academy, Brentwood, TN) was also victorious in the girl’s competition. Read more