The latest high school hammer throw news, rankings, and 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.
Commentary on the world of throwing from Martin Bingisser.
The NCAA Championships earlier this month showcased the next generation of throwers with individuals like Maggie Ewen setting an NCAA record and scoring in three events. However the veterans of the American throwing scene are not ready to hand over baton quiet yet. Names like Michelle Carter, Kara Winger, an Gia Smallwood-Lewis will be looking to keep their hold at the top of their respective events as the US Championships kick off on Thursday. For a preview of the men’s action, see the guide we posted yesterday.
A look back at the life of Olympic champion Harold Connolly.
The sport’s biggest circuit left out one event: the hammer throw. The decision was a near death blow to the event.
Discussing a proposal to change the hammer throw in order to save the sport.
A whimsical look at some of the greatest facial hair in the history of the sport.
More recent news and commentary.