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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

7/25/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

National leader Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) highlighted this week’s national performance list by extending his national lead and state record by more than two feet last week. The junior is also now just three and a half feet off the national junior class record. Read more

USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships (CA) Results

121 athletes made the trip out to Sacramento for the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships. After qualifying through local and regional competitions, the national finals began on Monday with the hammer throw finals taking place on the first two days of competition. Junior Markayla Billings (Elk Grove, CA) provided the biggest highlight by added 12 feet to her personal best in the 17-18 year old competition. She hit her best in the first round and led from start to finish. Olivia Campbell (Western, Barry, IL) won the other girl’s age group. On the boy’s side Woonsocket throwers swept both categories with wins by Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) and Tarik Robinson O’Hagan (Woonsocket, RI). O’Hagan also approached a personal best in the competition. Read more