The latest high school hammer throw news, rankings, and results.
At the latest Centralia hammer meet, junior Jordan Fong (Kentlake, Kent, WA) hit a big throw of 159’10” to win the girl’s competition, while Gabriella Frost (Interlake, Bellevue, WA) took second with a personal best. Ian Frost (Mary M. Knight, Elma, WA) won the boy’s competition.
Commentary on the world of throwing from Martin Bingisser.
Last month I brought to light a proposal for European Athletics to transform the decathlon and heptathlon into a new event: the octathlon. In criticising the plan I noted that it failed because European Athletics doesn’t have a clear idea of what they are trying to fix about the multi-events in the first place. Unlike European Athletics, decathlete Tom FitzSimons has a clear idea of the issues facing the multi-events and as a guest on his podcast this week we chatted about some ways to help the sport.
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.