East Coast Track and Field Invitational (RI) Results

After claiming the state lead earlier this month, Garrett Doyle (Lincoln, RI) once again came close to 70 feet en route to winning the East Coast Invitational on Saturday. Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) also once again claimed a win. Joangely Mata (Mt. Pleasant, Providence, RI) and Cheyenne Figueroa (Classical, Providence, RI) also both broke 50 feet for the first time ever to place second and fourth in the girl’s competition. Read more

RITCA Invitational (RI) Results

State leaders Jacob Furland (Classical, Providence, RI) and Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) both improved their bests as Saturday’s RITCA Invitational in Rhode Island. Rao opened up with a season’s best in the first found and held on to win the competition by more than ten feet. Furland faced a closer competition, but still led from start to finish. After a personal best in the first round he improved again in round three. Overall he added more than two feet to his best. Garrett Doyle (Lincoln, RI) placed second and also added four feet to his best. Read more

Sons of Italy Track & Field Throwing Championships (RI) Results

At the last Rhode Island meet of the year Dilyn Cote (Woonsocket, RI) pulled off another win and Annika Kelly (Barrington, RI) hit a new personal best to win the girl’s competition. Read more

Hammerama 2017 (RI) Results

A large contingent of hammer throwers assembled for the traditional summer Hammerama meet in Rhode Island on Sunday. Local thrower Keyarsa Harris (Central, Providence, RI) took the meet by storm. The junior added six feet to her personal best to win the high school girl’s competition. Jake Greenless (Woonsocket, RI) won the high school boy’s competition. Guest Anders Eriksson from Sweden also set a new meet record in the open division. Read more

New England High School Hammer Championship (RI) Results

Just a few days after the Rhode Island State Championships, the best in the northeast returned to the ring at Tuesday’s New England High School Hammer Championship despite cold and rainy weather. State champion Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) officially won the girl’s competition, but it was guest Jill Shippee (Shenendehowa, Clifton Park, NY) who stole the show. As she is not from New England she was not eligible for the win, but she didn’t care as she threw a new personal best of 201’04”. That throw also ranks her fifth all-time in the country. Read more

Rhode Island State Championships Results

After finishing as a runner-up last year, junior Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) won her first state title. Her winning throw was yet another mark over 180 feet, and more than ten feet over runner-up Samantha Andrews (Lincoln, RI). Both Andrews and bronze medalist Faith Polando (Barrington, RI) were just off of their personal bests. Read more

Mt. Pleasant Invitational (RI) Results

As the state championships approach, Molly Botts (Cranston East, RI) turned in a strong performance to win the Mt. Pleasant Invitational on Saturday. Botts had three throws over 170 feet and three throws over her personal best. Her best throw of 174’3″ added nearly ten feet to her personal best and ranks her second in the state. Runner-up Ani Armenakyan (Toll Gate, Warwick, RI) also added a dozen feet to her best to move up to third in the state rankings. Annika Kelly (Barrington, RI) also reached a new best for third. Read more

Hendricken Invitational (RI) Results

With the state meet approaching, it looks there will be a close competition for the boy’s title as each week athletes are trading wins. This weekend Dilyn Cote (Woonsocket, RI) won a close competition over new state leader Jacob Furland (Classical, Providence, RI) on Saturday at the Hendricken Invitational. Read more

Rhode Island Boys Class Championships Results

Sophomore Jacob Furland (Classical, Providence, RI) delivered a breakthrough performance Rhode Island Boys Class Championships Results. Competing in Class B, Furland added 12 feet to his personal best with a throw of 219’10”. Three of his four measured throws were over his old personal best and also gave him the state lead. Runner-up Zeke Cohen (Classical, Providence, RI) added nearly 30 feet to his best also. In Class A competition, Woonsocket swept the top three spots. Read more

Rhode Island Girls Class Championships Results

Competing across three classes, the top Rhode Island throwers were once again in action on Saturday. State leader Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) produced the best mark across all divisions. Class B winner Samantha Andrews (Lincoln, RI) and Class A winner Molly Botts (Cranston East, RI) both threw personal bests in their respective competitions, with Andrews also breaking 170 feet for the first time. Read more