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Hammer throw college commitments 2020

With the next season around the corner, high school seniors have begun to decide where they will continue their athletes pursuits after graduation. The NCAA initial signing period began on November 13th, with many of the top names already making commitments, including top returner Monique Hardy, as well seven of the top ten returning boys. A list of commitments is below. Read more

Track and Field News announces 2019 hammer throw all-Americans

Over the past week Track and Field News has released their annual high school all-American teams. In the hammer throw, three boys and three girls are given all-American honors. National leaders Samantha Kunza (Timberland, Wentzville, MO) and Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) led the way. Both were repeat all-Americans, with Knight also being the only 2018 event leader amongst all the event to repeat in 2019. He was undefeated this year, moved to third all-time in high school history, and also was fourth overall amongst all events in the athlete of the year voting. Interestingly, all three of the boys all-Americans will return next year. Read more

Final 2019 U.S. High School Hammer Throw List

Below are this year’s final national performance lists, including some final corrections and additions. Read more

9/5/19 U.S. High School Hammer Throw List

With the month of August coming to a close, the 2019 outdoor season also reaches its official conclusion. This week’s national performance list includes some last minute improvements. Read more

8/29/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

Nick Pisciotta (Commack, NY) became the 22nd thrower of the year to break 200 feet this week. The junior added more than 10 feet to his best at the Sumemr Hammer Throw Series in Rhode Island. He was the top mover in this week’s national performance lists. Read more

8/22/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

The end of the season is near, but many athletes are still improving. On this week’s national performance lists Joe Lanham (Coventry, CT) added more than 10 feet to his best to break the Connecticut state record and move into the nation’s top 10. Read more

8/15/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

This week’s national performance lists featured some major improvements with non-standard implements. Kira Lindner (Horace Greeley, Chappaqua, NY) jumped up to second in the nation with the 3-kilogram hammer after a 10 foot improvement. The lighter implement is the international standard for under-18 athletes. Christopher Wren (Bella Vista, Fair Oaks, CA) went the other direction and picked up something heavier by throwing the collegiate 16-pound in his first competition of the year, debuting at seventh on the national list. Read more

8/8/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

It was a quiet week to start off the final month of the season. William Cauley (Barrington, RI) was one of the top movers as he closed in on 200 feet with a new personal best. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 203: Conditioning, ranting, and throwing

Strength and conditioning coaches normally understand what the S stands for in S&C. But how do you define the C? On this episode of the podcast we look into the often overlooked part of our job, as well as getting a few rants off our chest, and discussing the current state of American throwing.
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8/1/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

A big win and big improvement at the National Junior Olympics Championships helped launch Markayha Billings (Elk Grove, CA) up the national performance lists into sixth position this week. Twelfth ranked Christopher Wren (Bella Vista, Fair Oaks, CA) was the top improvement on the boy’s list. Read more