Centralia Hammer Meet 12 (WA) Results

At the latest meet in the Centralia Hammer Series Ian Frost (Mary M. Knight, Elma, WA) was the star after throwing a new personal best. The junior added nearly four feet to his personal best with a winning throw of 209’04”. Later in the competition he also added a new best with the collegiate 16-pound hammer. Read more

Region 13 USATF Junior Olympic Championship (WA) Results

Throwers from across the Pacific Northwest traveled to Spokane this weekend for the Region 13 USATF Junior Olympic Championship. The highlight of the meet was nothing less than a national freshman class record from Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA). Knight entered the competition as one of the top freshman of all-time. Already in the first round he added five feet to his best. In round three, he went even further and measured 218’8″. That added 16 feet to his pre-meet best and five feet to the national record. All six of his throws were over his old best. Read more

Region 10 USATF Junior Olympic Championship (AZ) Results

After coming within inches of the Arizona state record earlier this year, Jacob Slate (Chandler, AZ) added two inches to the mark on Friday at the Region 10 USATF Regional Championships in Mesa. His best throw, which can be seen below, measured 232’1″. The previous record of 231’11” was set in 2015 by Jacob Beene. Read more

Centralia Hammer Meets 10 & 11 (WA) Results

Over the holiday weekend featured a double feature of meets in the northwest. On Saturday Ian Frost (Mary M. Knight, Elma, WA) was over 200 feet with the 12-pound hammer and added a new personal best with the 16-pound implement to close in on the national lead. Sunday featured more competitors, another good throw by Frost, and a close girl’s competition. Read more

USATF Youth Outdoor Championships (IL) Results

Just a few days after the USATF Junior Championships in Sacramento, the USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships took place in Illinois on Monday with athletes competing across several age groups. Throw1Deep throwers from Georgia swept the 17-18 year old category with wins from Shannah Mallett (Creekview, Canton, GA ) and Jason Judge (Walton, Marietta, GA). In the younger age group, freshman Abby Venglass (Rancho Cucamonga, Etiwanda, CA) threw a personal best for the win, while Joseph Ryan (Massapequa, NY) was also a winner. Read more

USATF Junior National Championships (CA) Results

Despite a heat wave, the top junior throwers in the US gathered in Sacramento this weekend for the USATF Junior Championships. The junior championships is a unique competition as it is open to all athletes born in 1998 or later, allowing many college freshman to also enter. Junior men also throw the 6-kilogram international implement, which is more than a pound heavier than the standard high school hammer. Despite the added competition, it was a high school thrower that won the women’s competition. Alyssa Wilson (Donovan Catholic, Toms River, NJ) set a season’s best to by the narrowest of margins: one centimeter. Molly Leppelmeier (McComb, OH) added seven feet to her personal best to finish third overall, and the second best high school thrower. Shelby Moran (Sherwood, OR) also improved her best and came within inches of the Oregon state record in fourth place. Read more

Centralia Hammer Meet 9 (WA) Results

Junior Ian Frost (Mary M. Knight, Elma, WA) extended his personal best and state lead at the most recent Centralia meet on Tuesday. Frost also continues to move up the all-time top 10 throwers in state history. In the girl’s competition Karlee Freeman (Raymond, WA) extended her personal best in both the high school and open competitions. At the end of the day her new best measured 141’07”, more than 10 feet over her old best. Read more

California High School Hammer Championships Results

After breaking 200 feet for the first time last weekend, Silas Hurst (Santiago Corona, Corona, CA) improved his personal best again last weekend at the California High School Hammer Championships. His best mark of 206’1″ won him his first title. In the girl’s competition Miranda Zinola (Homestead, Cupertino, CA) added six feet to her best to secure the win. Read more

CIAC Hammer Throw Championship (CT) Results

While held afer the standard state championships, Connecticut is a rare state where the high school federation officially sanctions a hammer throw state championship. Last week the CIAC Hammer Throw Championships wsa held on Tuesday and Thursday in New Britain with state leaders Christian Sturm (St. Paul Catholic, Bristol, CT) and Brittany Jones (Bloomfield, CT) capturing the titles. Jones was the most impressive in her victory as she came within a foot of her personal best and won the competition by nearl 20 feet. Read more

Georgia State Hammer Championships Results

Evan Hardin (Harrison, Kennesaw, GA) and Makenli Forrest (Woodward Academy, College Park, GA) took home the titles at the Georgia State Hammer Championships held earlier this month. Read more