7/19/18 U.S. High School Hammer List

After last week’s new national lead, this week’s performance list had fewer changes. The new Maine state record from Clinton Nicolai (Portland, ME) at Hammerama 2018 led improvements on the boy’s list. Sophomore Markayha Billings (Elk Grove, CA) as she jumped into the top 20. Read more

Hammerama 2018 (RI) Results

Jake Dalton (Andover, MA) broke 200 feet again to win this year’s Hammerama event in Rhode Island. Just behind him, Clinton Nicolai (Portland, ME) added eight feet to his best to place second, breaking the 89 year old Maine state record in the process. Faith Polando (Barrington, RI) captured the girl’s title. Read more

America takes hammer throw silver at the World Junior Championships

Alyssa Wilson made history on Saturday with the highest ever finish by an American woman the the IAAF World Junior Championships. The UCLA freshman opened the competition strong and moved into second place on her second attempt. She improved in round three to 64.45 meters (211’5″) to secure her position and eventually capture silver. Wilson entered the competition as the world leader, but it was also her third final after a long week of competition in a rare attempt to win medals across all three heavy throws events. Unfortunately she fouled out of the shot put final, and placed just 10th in the discus. But her luck was much better in the hammer. Read more

Centralia Hammer Meet 10 (WA) Results

Attendance was down at this weekend’s Centralia hammer meet as many athletes were competing at the regional Junior Olympic championships. There were still some top marks though, led by Ian Frost (Mary M. Knight, Elma, WA). Frost won the high school competition again, and then later extended his best with the collegiate implement too by throwing 177’8″, a mark that is currently the second best in the nation. Read more

Region 13 Junior Olympic Championships (OR) Results

Shelby Moran (Sherwood, OR) shattered her state record by adding more than 10 feet to her best on Friday at the Region 13 Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Oregon. Her throw of 202’0″ also moves her into the national lead and up to 3rd on the all-time national list. Mayyi Mahama (Pullman, WA) added 18 feet to her best in second place. Her new best of 193’6″ also broke the Washington state record in the process. also a highlight at the meet was a win and another throw over 220 feet from sophomore Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) in the 15-16 division. Read more

Centralia Hammer Meet 9 (WA) Results

As the summer season starts, throwers in Washington met for the latest Centralia Hammer Meet last weekend. Guest Alyssa Walls (West Albany, Albany, OR) won the girl’s competition at just one foot under her personal best, while Ian Frost (Mary M. Knight, Elma, WA) won the boy’s competition with another throw over 210 feet. Read more

7/05/18 U.S. High School Hammer List

For the third straight week Max McKhann (Dana Hills, Dana Point, CA) improved. He was this week’s top performer after adding four feet to this best and jumping up two spots to fifth in the nation on this week’s national performance list. Read more

The state of American throwing

We’re two years out from the next Olympics, so it’s a great time to assess the current state of American throwing. On this week’s podcast we looked in detail at the topic, giving each event a buy, sell, or hold rating. If we think the event is on the upswing, it was given a buy. If it is on the downswing, a sell. And if we’re not sure, we hold it. Below are our complete ratings and comments. Read more

USATF Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships (NY) Results

Throwers competed across several age group mid-week at the annual USATF Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships. This year’s competition took place in New York, with Shannah Mallett (Creekview, Canton, GA) producing the top overall girl’s mark. Despite competing in the younger age group Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) produced the top boy’s result at the meet. Read more

6/28/18 U.S. High School Hammer List

In the wake of the national championships, fewer athletes improved on this week’s national performance lists. The top performer was Max McKhann (Dana Hills, Dana Point, CA) who sits in seventh nationally after improving his best for the second straight week. Read more