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4/19/18 U.S. High School Hammer List

Sophomore Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) made his season debut and claimed the early national lead already over the weekend. After setting the sophomore class record indoors and winning New Balance Nationals, Knight looks to continue his winning streak during the outdoor season. His throw is also just under his personal best from last July, which set the national freshman class record with the hammer. Joseph Benedetto (John S. Burke Catholic, Goshen, NY) also added four feet to his best to move up to sixth on the list. On the girl’s list Annika Kelly (Barrington, RI) was the top moved after making her season debut in eight position. Read more

A statistical look at the 2018 indoor season

A few weeks ago we published Bob Gourley’s final national indoor performance lists of the 2018 season. Several of the marks on the list have historic impact too. Over the weekend we updated our records page to reflect marks from the recent indoor season, and several highlights stood out. Read more

4/12/18 U.S. High School Hammer List

With the first meets of the season taking place in Rhode Island last week, the national performance list was shaken up a lot in this week. Garrett Doyle (Lincoln, RI) and Jacob Furland (Classical, Providence, RI) debuted at second and third on the boy’s with strong marks at the Knights of Columbus Relays on Saturday. There were among the six improvements in the boy’s top ten this week. Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) also broke into the girl’s top five with her debut at the meet. Read more

Centralia Hammer Meet 3 (WA) Results

Throwers confronted typical spring weather at the latest in the Centralia Hammer Meet series on Sunday. The girl’s competition was close, with both Carissa Stovall (Yelm, WA) and Alyssa Workman (Tualatin, OR) throwing new personal bests. In the end, Stovall won the competition with her first throw ever over 140 feet. In the boy’s competition, Ian Frost (Mary M. Knight, Elma, WA) once again broke 200 feet. Read more

Knights of Columbus Relays (RI) Results

Many top throwers opened their season at the Knights of Columbus Relays on Saturday, the first major Rhode Island meet of the year. Garrett Doyle (Lincoln, RI) won the boy’s competition in a close competition with indoor state champion Jacob Furland (Classical, Providence, RI). Doyle took the lead in the fifth round with a throw that added 10 feet to his best from last season and comes within inches of the national lead. Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) won the girls competition and led four girls over 150 feet. Read more

4/5/18 U.S. High School Hammer List

As the outdoor season progresses, more athletes are making their debut with the hammer. On this week’s national performance list Kayla-Rae Gordon (Pembroke Pines Charter, FL) was the top mover. Her new best moved her the top 10 in the nation. Read more

3/22/18 U.S. High School Hammer List

The outdoor season is barely underway, but already some big throws are showing up on the first national performance list of the season. Just last weekend, three state records fell on the girl’s side. Samantha Kunza (Timberland, Wentzville, MO) added 25 feet to her best from last season, broke the Missouri record, and moved up to seventh all-time. Out west, Shelby Moran (Sherwood, OR) added ten feet to her best to break the Oregon state record she missed by just inches last year. And Jordan Fong (Kentlake, Kent, WA) set a new Washington standard at last weekend’s Centralia Hammer Meet. The girl’s weren’t the only ones to produce good throws early. Four boys were also already over 200 feet. Read more

Centralia Hammer Meet 2 (WA) Results

The Washington outdoor season is start to kick off in earnest with the second meet in the Centralia Hammer Meet series on Sunday. Leading the way was Jordan Fong (Kentlake, Kent, WA), who broke the state record with a new personal best of 177’1″. The adds more than a foot to the prior record set back in 2010 by Olivia Midles. In the boy’s competition Ian Frost (Mary M. Knight, Elma, WA) hit a season’s best and broke 200 feet for the first time this year en route to the win. Later in the day he also turned in a personal best with the collegiate 16-pound hammer. Read more

Final 2018 U.S. High School Weight List

With the high school indoor season wrapping up, we’ve put together our final indoor national performance of the year. Leading the final list are Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) and Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI). Rao’s best moved her to sixth on the all-time list, while Knight move up to fifth all-time and added more than eight feet to the national sophomore class record. Despite the impressive marks from the leaders, the depth this indoor season was down slightly. Just seven boys broke 70 feet, compared with 10 last season, and six girls were over 55 feet, compared with 13 last year. Read more

3/15/18 U.S. High School Weight List

There were many more changes on the national list after last weekend’s New Balance Nationals Indoors. Once again, three of the top five boys posted improvements, led by a big bests from Garrett Doyle (Lincoln, RI) and Patrick Larrison (Moore, Oklahoma City, OK) to place second and third at New Balance Nationals. Andrew Palermo (Spencerport, NY) also broke 70 feet at the meet, which makes him the seventh thrower of the season over the barrier. Read more