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

After a big improvement at last month’s California State Championships, Christian Johnson (Buchanan, Clovis, CA) added another seven feet to his personal best this week to move into the nation’s top five. Close behind him was Jake Dalton (Andover, MA), who added another three feet to his state record and improved to seventh in the nation. Bailey Tilley (Jenks, OK) led the mover’s on this week’s girl’s list. She added seven feet to her state record to break into the nation’s top 10. Read more

7/11/18 U.S. High School Hammer List

It was a relatively quiet week across the nation in the hammer throw, but it was not without some highlights on this week’s national lists. Henry Zimmerman (New Albany, OH) added 17 feet to his best, broke 200 feet for the first time, and moved up to 14th in the nation on the boy’s list. On the girl’s list Markayha Billings (Elk Grove, CA) also improved to climb a few spots into 14th position. Read more

7/4/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

This week’s national performance lists feature two improvements among the nation’s top five girls. Emma Robbins (Esperanza, Anaheim, CA) added five feet to her season’s best and equaled her personal best from last season to close in on the national lead in fourth position. Ava David (Lake Oswego, OR) became the fifth girl in the nation to break 180 feet this year with her improvement on Friday. Read more

6/27/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) led the improvements on this week’s national performance list. The sophomore broke 230 feet for the first time and the New England Junior Olympic Championship on Saturday. Jake Dalton (Andover, MA) also broke his own Massachusetts state record in the competition to move up to sixth in the nation. Out west Tyler Gilliland (Tumwater, WA) became the 20th thrower to break 200 feet this season. Read more

USATF Junior National Championships (FL) Results

The USATF Junior Championships took place over the weekend. The junior championships are a unique competition as it is open to all athletes born in 2000 or later, allowing many college freshman to also enter. Junior men also throw the 6-kilogram international implement, which is more than a pound heavier than the standard high school hammer. Joseph Benedetto, a freshman at Ole Miss, won the boy’s competition with Kyle Brown (West Forsyth, Cumming, GA) as the top high school finisher in fourth place. Mayyi Mahama won the girl’s comeptition. The Penn freshman has now added more than 20 feet to her personal best from high school. Samantha Kunza (Timberland, Wentzville, MO) was the top high school thrower in fifth place. Read more

CIAC Hammer Throw Championships (CT) Results

Joe Lanham (Coventry, CT) broke 200 feet again to win the Connecticut state title this year, Trinity Cardillo (Southington, CT) in the girl’s competition. Read more

New Balance Nationals Outdoor (NC) Championship Results

Favorites both came through and faltered in the championship division at this weekend’s New Balance Nationals Outdoor. National leader Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) struggled to start the competition, but improved to capture the win by more than 10 feet in the boy’s competition. Michael Soler (Yauco, Puerto Rico) jumped in the action to take second and Rhode Island champion Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) was near his best to win bronze. You can watch a post-competition interview with Knight here. Read more

California High School Hammer Championships Results

New Balance Nationals was not the only championship that took place over the weekend. The California High School Hammer Championships also took place on Saturday. The meet has a unique format as a “postal meet”, meaning that one meet happening at the same time in two different locations, with the same events, and combing results to forms a common champion. Delta College was the northern site of the event, with Cerritos College being the locale for the Southern section. State leaders Emma Robbins (Esperanza, Anaheim, CA) and Christian Johnson (Buchanan) took home the titles, with Johnson adding 13 feet to his personal best. Read more

New Balance Nationals Outdoor (NC) Emerging Elite Results

Noah Belmnahia (Valhalla, NY) hit a new personal best in the fifth round to win a close Emerging Elite competition to kick off the New Balance Nationals action on Friday. Belmnahia improved his best by just 14 inches, but that was just what he needed as just 14 inches separated the first three competitors. On Saturday Moorea Mitchell (Castilleja, Palo Alto, CA) took a huge step forward in the girl’s Emerging Elite competition. After picking up the hammer last summer, she improved to 155’11” to claim the title by more than 10 feet. All four of her legal throws were good enough for the win. Read more

6/13/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

Some improvements at the New England Hammer Championships highlighted this week’s national performance lists. Kyle Moison (Lincoln, RI) move up to second in the nation and Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) moved into fourth. On the girl’s side Voski Armenakyan (Toll Gate, Warwick, RI) jumped up to eight. Read more