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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

Centralia Hammer Meet 3 (WA) Results

At the latest Centralia hammer meet, junior Jordan Fong (Kentlake, Kent, WA) hit a big throw of 159’10” to win the girl’s competition, while Gabriella Frost (Interlake, Bellevue, WA) took second with a personal best. Ian Frost (Mary M. Knight, Elma, WA) won the boy’s competition. Read more

3/16/17 U.S. High School Weight List

With lots of improvements at last weekend’s New Balance Indoor Nationals, this week’s national list also saw a shake up with new nationals leaders four of the top 10 boys and girls improving (for complete results click here). Jake Wickey (Medina, OH) and Jordan Geist (Knoch, Saxonburg, PA) improved their marks in first and second, but Jared Briere (Woonsocket, RI) and Thomas Reiser (Minisink Valley, Slate Hill, NY) also hit big personal bests to move up to sixth and seventh position respectively. Read more

Hershey USATF Youth Indoor Championship (NY) Results

New Balance Nationals was not the only show in town this weekend. Hershey USATF Youth Indoor Championship down in Staten Island with many throwers from across the nation participating in the age group competition and meet records set in each category. Jared Briere (Woonsocket, RI) and James Cocca (Averill Park, NY) won the boys competitions with Briere setting a personal best, which he then bettered on Sunday at New Balance Nationals. Sydnee Walker (King’s Ridge Christian, Alpharetta, GA) and Annika Kelly (Barrington, RI) won the girl’s competitions, with Walker adding more than two feet to her indoor best and breaking 60 feet for the first time. Read more

Centralia Hammer Meet 2 (WA) Results

At the second Washington meet of the year, freshman Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) made his season debut. During the indoor season Knight set a new national freshman class record in the weight throw. In his first meet outdoors on Saturday he added more than 10 feet to his personal best and more than 10 feet to the Washington state freshman class record set by Zack Richards 12 years ago. It was a strong day for freshman all around as freshman Ava David (Lake Oswego, OR) also won the girl’s competition with a new personal best. Read more

New Balance Indoor Nationals (NY) Championship Results

Two new national leads highlighted the final day of action at New Balance Indoor Nationals. From start to finish the competition delivered on its promise to be the best meet of the year, and even deeper than last week’s meet. Read more

New Balance Indoor Nationals (NY) Emerging Elite Results

Action started at New Balance Indoor Nationals with 63 competitors in the Emerging Elite section on Friday. The boy’s competition featured a very close battle with the top six throwers all within 10 inches of one another and the top four throwers separated by just two inches. Sophomore Bryan Hudson (Scott County, Georgetown, KY) added three feet to his best to win and three of the top four throwers reached a new personal best. Junior Javon Joyner (Norcross, GA) easily took the girl’s competition, leading from the first throw and ending the competition with a personal best of nearly four feet. Action continues on Sunday with the championship section (start lists available here). Read more

New England Weight Throw Championships (RI) Results

The New England Weight Throw Championships took place Wednesday night and the Rhode Island state leaders dominated the competition. Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) added more than nine inches to her personal best and, in the process, also extended her national lead. Jared Briere (Woonsocket, RI) threw a personal best to win the boy’s competition and then returned to win the 35-pound weight throw competition. Both will be competing for the title on Sunday at the New Balance Indoor Nationals. Read more

3/9/17 U.S. High School Weight List

Just a few more days until the high point of the season: New Balance Indoor Nationals (entry lists here). In the last national rankings before the meet there were several changes in the top 10. On the boy’s side Jake Wickey (Medina, OH) improved his national lead at the Ohio State Championships and Sam Meece (Napoleon, OH) moved into the nation’s top 5. Phillip Rosendorf (Susan E. Wagner, Staten Island, NY) also moved up to 8th and took the New York state lead after winning at the New York State Championships. Carrol Pauley (Riverdale, Mount Blanchard, OH) was the top mover on the girl’s list, moving up four spots to 5th position. Read more

New Balance Nationals Indoor Start Lists

New Balance Indoor Nationals starts up this weekend, and the nations top throwers will all be there. Action starts on Friday with the Emerging Elite competitition and concludes on Sunday with the Championship division. With 136 athletes entered, it will be by far the largest competition of the year. In addition to the number of throwers, the quality is quite high. In both the boy’s and girl’s competitions 13 of the nation’s top 15 throwers are on the start list. Notable entries include the nation’s top weight throwers and, additionally, both of the national leaders in the shot put are entered in the weight throw. The most notable absences are west coast throwers like national freshman class record holder Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) and fourth ranked Shelby Moran (Sherwood, OR). Read more