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8/17/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

With the season nearing an end we have just a few updates on this week’s performance list. Read more

Which Countries Performed the Best in London?

Everyone knows that athletics is a global sport, but this year’s World Championships showed that once again. The IAAF has 215 member federations and 66 countries produced a top 8 finish in London. That includes multiple countries from each continent. But among those countries there were some clear winners and losers. Read more

8/10/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

This week’s national performance list features a new leader with the collegiate 16-pound hammer. Brothers Michael Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY) and Steven Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY) made their season debut with the implement over the weekend and took over the national lead. Michael had the best mark, adding 14 feet to the previous national lead. Steven was also more than 10 feet over the old mark. Read more

2017 World Championships Preview: Men’s Hammer Throw

Anita Wlodarcyk captured gave us more drama than expected as a finger injury required her to come from behind for the win in yesterday’s women’s hammer final. Now all eyes turn to the men, who begin qualification tomorrow. If you thought the women’s hammer podium was wide open, the men’s will be even more so. There is a long list of contenders, and even more who could rise to the occasion. As Andrisu Gudzius and Mason Finley showed us in the discus on Saturday, all it takes is a personal best to bring someone out of the shadows and onto the podium. Read more

2017 World Championships Preview: Women’s Hammer Throw

The 2017 World Championships kick off today in London. For hammer throwers the action starts tomorrow with the women’s qualification round. While the favorite is the surest bet of the entire meet, the women’s hammer will feature a wide open competition for the podium. Poland, China, and America bring the strongest teams of throwers with multiple medal hopefuls each. After a surprise Olympic bronze last summer, Sophie Hitchon will try to make another podium in front of a home crowd. And many other top throwers will join the battle too. Read more

8/3/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

As the season draws to a close, this week’s national performance list featured fewer improvements at the top of the high school lists. However there were many notable improvements overall. Leading the way was Jacob Furland (Classical, Providence, RI), who improved his personal best and national lead with the international under-18 5-kilogram hammer. Read more

7/27/17 U.S. High School Hammer List

This week’s national performance list features a new national lead with the international 6-kilogram junior hammer. Michael Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY) took over the national lead with the high school hammer earlier in the month, but it was his brother Steven Feldman (Tottenville, Staten Island, NY) who beat him and took the national lead with the international hammer. His throw of 213’4″ claimed the national lead by one foot. Read more

USATF National Junior Olympic Championships (KS) Results

The USATF National Junior Olympic Championships took place early in the week with 148 throwers across two age groups making the trip to Kansas. Danielle Gregory (Liberty, Wentzville, MO) was the big highlight of the competition with a new Junior Olympic age group record of 167’9″. Despite competing in the younger 15-16 year old age group she produce the best girl’s mark across both age groups. There were several other impressive performances including a 10 foot best by Mya Muse (Vestal, NY) to win the 17-18 year old age group. Read more

Centralia Hammer Meet 13 (WA) Results

In the final meet of this year’s Centralia Hammer Series, state champion Jordan Fong (Kentlake, Kent, WA) returned to capture another win. While she struggled in the high school competition, she hit a strong mark to win the open competition. Angus Beaton (Capital, Olympia, WA) won both the boy’s high school and open divisions. In the open division he also hit a personal best with the collegiate 16-pound implement. Read more

Pan American Junior Championships (Peru) Results

Over the weekend the top two finishers from the US Junior Championships competed against the best throwers from North and South America at the 2017 Pan American Junior Championships in Peru. US Junior champion Joshua Hernandez of Sam Houston State University came from behind to take the lead in the fourth round and held on to win gold in the junior men’s competition. Cameron Thompson of Connecticut missed out on a medal by just one foot and finished fourth. Read more