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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

6/22/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

A pair of spectacular season debuts at New Balance Nationals highlight this week’s rankings. Jordan Geist (Knoch, Saxonburg, PA) jumped into the national lead in his first hammer meet ever. On the girl’s side Alyssa Wilson (Donovan Catholic, Toms River, NJ) made her season debut in fifth position nationally. Read more

2017 USATF Championships Women’s Throws Guide

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. Read more

2017 USATF Championships Men’s Throws Guide

The US Championships kick off on Thursday and a change in venue from Eugene to Sacramento means more sun and less rain. Temperatures are expected to reach over 100 degrees, meaning the weather may be as hot as the action. With two Americans chasing the world record in the shot put and close competitions for the World Championships team in every event, it should be an exciting weekend of throwing. Below we break down each men’s event. Check back tomorrow for a look at the women’s action. 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

New Balance Nationals (NC) Championship Results

After a strong indoor season with the weight where he missed out on the indoor national title by just two inches, shot putter Jordan Geist (Cabot, PA) won New Balance Nationals Outdoors in spectacular fashion. In his first hammer meet of his career, four of his five throws were long enough to win. His best mark of 238’09” won by 25 feet, is a new national lead and is tied for the 12th best mark all-time. He also won in the shot put where, as in the hammer, his best throw came in the final round. Jacob Wickey (Medina, OH) took second place with a personal best, while former national leader Michael Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY) finished in third. Read more

New Balance Nationals (NC) Emerging Elite Results

The New Balance Nationals action started on Friday and Saturday with the Emerging Elite competition. Rhode Island state champion Zeke Cohen (Classical, Providence, RI) won the boy’s competition. After losing the lead in the final round, he responded with the winning throw. In the girl’s competition Amanda Howe (Southington, CT) was just inches from her best while winning a close battle with Natasha Stamp (Grayson, Loganville, GA), who hit a 10 foot personal best. Read more

6/15/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

Competing as a guest at the New England High School Hammer Championship, Jill Shippee (Shenendehowa, Clifton Park, NY) closed in on the national lead and became the fifth thrower ever to break 200 feet in high school. Makenli Forrest (Woodward Academy, College Park, GA) also jumped up the rankings with an improvement of nearly 20 feet over her old season’s best. Her new best of 188’0″ now ranks third in the country. On the boy’s side, Silas Hurst (Santiago Corona, Corona, CA) was one of two new boys to break 200 feet, bringing the season total to 19 athletes over the barrier. Read more