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6/13/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

Some improvements at the New England Hammer Championships highlighted this week’s national performance lists. Kyle Moison (Lincoln, RI) move up to second in the nation and Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) moved into fourth. On the girl’s side Voski Armenakyan (Toll Gate, Warwick, RI) jumped up to eight. Read more

New Balance Nationals entries released

The final entries have been released for this weekend’s New Balance Nationals Outdoor in North Carolina. Action starts on Friday with the boy’s emerging elite competition. Saturday features the boy’s championship and girl’s emerging elite competition. Then the action concludes on Sunday with the girl’s championship. Overall 179 entries are confirmed, including 9 of the top 10 boys in the nation and 8 of the top 10 girls in the nation. Complete start lists and heat sheets can be found here. Read more

Georgia State Hammer Throw Championships Results

State leaders Kyle Brown (West Forsyth, Cumming, GA) and Hannah Jackson (Kell, Marietta, GA) came away with the wins at this year’s Georgia State Hammer Throw Championships. Read more

6/6/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

With a personal best to take bronze at the Rhode Island State Championships Ryan Morel (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) moved up to eight in the nation. Jacob Lemmon (Fort Myers, FL), one of the nation’s top discus throwers, added more than 25 feet to his personal best in his first competition of the year at the Iron Wood Classic to debut in the top 15. In the girl’s rankings Ava David (Lake Oswego, OR) solidified her seventh position with a big best at the Oregon State High School Hammer Championships. Read more

New England High School Hammer Championships Results

After narrowly missing out on the Rhode Island state title last weekend, Kyle Moison (Lincoln, RI) returned to action this week on a tear. At Tuesday’s New England High School Hammer Championships he had just one legal throw, but that was enough to win and set an eight foot personal best in the process. State champ Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) also set a personal best in second place, while Voski Armenakyan (Toll Gate, Warwick, RI) added nearly six feet to her best to win the girl’s competition. Read more

Oregon State High School Hammer Championships Results

Oregon’s top throwers posted strong results at last week’s state hammer throw championship. Ava David (Lake Oswego, OR) added more than two feet to her state lead to capture the women’s title. In the boy’s competition Nano Kis (Tualatin, OR) equaled his state lead to win. Read more

Ohio State High School Hammer Championships Results

Senior Dylan Beaird (Wayne, Huber Heights, OH) extended his personal best at Sunday’s Ohio High School Hammer Championship to claim his first state hammer title. Close behind him were Tyler Arbaugh (Van Buren, OH), who broke 200 feet for the first time, and state leader Erik Fertig (Eastwood, Pemberville, OH). A massive personal best helped Addison Hoover (Granville, OH) squeeze on the title in the girl’s competition. She improved by 14 feet in the competition and finished just one foot ahead of state leader Emma Kowalski (Hilliard Darby, Hilliard, OH). Read more

Rhode Island State Championships Results

After battling back and forth all season, Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) and Kyle Moison (Lincoln, RI) continued the battle at Saturday’s Rhode Island State Championships. Moison blasted out 219 foot throw to take a big lead in round one while Coles was on thin ice with two fouls in the first two rounds. After securing a legal throw on his third attempt, Coles then improved to 222’11” in the fourth round. Moison improved in round five, but it wasn’t enough and Coles held on for the win. After setting a state record last week, Annika Kelly (Barrington, RI) returned to win the state title in the girl’s final. She didn’t just win, but won in style with her second best result ever, as well as the second best result in Rhode Island history, and a meet record. Read more

5/30/19 U.S. High School Hammer List

Samantha Kunza (Timberland, Wentzville, MO) and Annika Kelly (Barrington, RI) traded the national back and forth over the weekend and in the process extended it by 10 feet. Kunza entered the weekend ranked first in the nation until Kelly set a new best and state record at the Mt. Pleasant Invitational on Saturday. On Sunday Kunza responded with an ever bigger improvement in Oklahoma to reclaim the lead and become the  eighth high school athlete ever to break 60 meters. The boy’s list also had lots of changes over the past week with three improvements among the top six throwers. Kyle Brown (West Forsyth, Cumming, GA) was the biggest mover as he climbed up several positions to third with a new best. Read more

Washington State Hammer Championships Results

National leader Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) broke 250 feet again to capture the title at the 19th annual Washington State Hammer Championships. The junior led from start to finish and won by more than 60 feet. The girl’s competition might not have had the big headlines, but it featured a better battle for the win. Alexandra Payne (North Kitsap, Poulsbo, WA) improved by 14 feet to take the close competition over Tara Koonce (Kamiak, Mukilteo, WA), who also had a new best in the competition. Read more