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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

Cumberland Invitational (RI) Results

Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) continued a strong month with another throw over 175 feet to win the Cumberland Invitational on Saturday. A large field of 56 athletes competed, with Rao taking the win by more than 14 feet, and sophomore Annika Kelly (Barrington, RI) taking second. Read more

Moretti Invitational (RI) Results

Senior Jared Briere (Woonsocket, RI) won a close competition on Sunday at the Moretti Invitational, beating out his teammate Dilyn Cote (Woonwocket, RI) and a strong contingent from Bishop Hendricken High School. Read more

Rhode Island Boys Division Championships Results

A new state leader nearly emerged at the Rhode Island Boys Division Championships Results. Jacob Furland (Classical, Providence, RI) added more than four fee to this best to capture the Boys Central Division Championships on Tuesday and come within inches of the state lead set by Jared Briere (Woonsocket, RI) in April. Briere produced the second best mark across all divisions and won the Boys Northern Division Championship. Read more