4/27/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

This week’s national performance lists include big updates on the boy’s side, with six improvements in the top seven throwers. Michael Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY) improved his own national lead by more than three feet. Nick Lane (Bowling Green, OH) also made his season debut at the Larry Kohring Eastwood Relays and already sits in second. Read more

10 Reasons to Watch the Hammer Throw in 2017

It’s that time again. The international season is about to start up and I’m eager to see the best throwers get back in the ring. As I do every year, I’ve compiled a list of the top reasons to watch our sport’s most exciting event in 2017. Read more

Larry Kohring Eastwood Relays (OH) Results

Several top Ohio throwers started the season on Friday at the Larry Kohring Eastwood Relays. Nick Lane (Bowling Green, OH) added nearly ten feet to his best to win. His top mark of 219’5″ now ranks second in the nation. Sam Meece (Napoleon, OH) also started his season off with a new best and broke 200 feet for the first time. In the girl’s competition Carrol Pauley (Riverdale, Mount Blanchard, OH) and Madison Pollard (Anthony Wayne, Whitehouse, OH) were separated by just 13 inches as they took first and second. Both also produced marks that are among the top five in the nation. Read more

New York Relays Results

Throwers from across the northeast converged on Randall’s Island for the New York Relays on Friday. Jill Shippee (Shenendehowa, Clifton Park, NY) made her outdoor season debut at the meet with a convincing win. Her first throw of 196’2″ held on for the win and marked a 15 foot improvement over last year. It also puts her just feet off of the national lead. Dilyn Cote led three throwers over 200 feet to win the boy’s competition. He added four feet to his personal best and nearly a dozen feet to his season’s best to win the title. Both Jason Wright (St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY) and Jacob Furland (Classical, Providence, RI) broke 200 feet for the first time to place second and third. Read more

4/20/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

Two top five improvements on the boy’s list and two top six improvements on the girl’s list. Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) added five feet to her best to close the gap on the girl’s national leader, while Samantha Andrews (Lincoln, RI) improved by ten feet to move up to sixth. Jared Briere (Woonsocket, RI) strengthened his second position on the boy’s list, while Thomas Reiser (Minisink Valley, Slate Hill, NY) became the fifth boy to break 200 feet this year. Read more

4/13/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

While the Rhode Island season finally underway, there are many additions to the this week’s national performance lists. Jared Briere (Woonsocket, RI) started off the season with a win at the Knights of Columbus Relays and the second best mark in the nation. Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) also debuted in second after a win there and a toss of 172 feet earlier in the week. Read more

Knights of Columbus Relays (RI) Results

Indoor state leaders Jared Briere (Woonsocket, RI) and Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) were the winners at the first invitational of the Rhode Island outdoor season. Briere was just 5 feet off of his best from last year in his outdoor debut, leading yet another top three sweep by Woonsocket High School. Rao had five fouls in the competition, but her one legal throw was good enough for the win. Read more

4/6/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

Tristan Bush (Saratoga, CA) was the top improver over the past week as he improved his personal best. However he did not get to close the gap on the national leader Michael Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY) as missing result from November were submitted, adding another five feet to Feldman’s national lead. Read more

3/30/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

One more week into the outdoor season and already there are more improvements. Michael Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY), the top returner from last season, added eight inches to his personal best in his first meet of the year. On the girl’s list, sophomore Samantha Kunza (Timberland, Wentzville, MO) added ten feet to her best in her first meet of the year. Read more

3/23/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

In the first outdoor performance list of the year, several throwers have hit some big marks. Last year’s girls leader Joy McArthur (Dana Hills, Dana Point, CA) has started off 2017 at over 199 feet, just four feet from her personal best. Shelby Moran (Sherwood, OR) ranks second after improving nearly 10 feet since last year. Tristan Bush (Saratoga, CA) is the early leader on the boy’s list after breaking 200 feet for the first time last weekend. That throws was a seven foot improvement on his best mark from 2016. Freshman Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) is among many close behind. He currently sits in third after improving more than ten feet on his best from last year. Read more