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Knight breaks national high school hammer throw record

Defending national champion Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) opened his season recently with a national lead. Then, in his second meet, not only extended the national lead three more times, but he took down the national record as well. Read more

UW High School Invitational (WA) Results

National leader Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) once again broke 80 feet on Saturday, but it was Jayden White (Everett, WA) who stole the show at Saturday’s UW High School Invitational in Seattle. The senior continues to impress in his first season throwing the weight. He added another three feet to his personal best in the competition. Ava David (Lake Oswego, OR) was close to her personal best in winning the girl’s competition. Read more

Simplot Games (ID) Results

Last year’s national leader Trey Knight made his season debut on Thursday at the Simplot Games in Idaho. His winning toss of 84’0″ was just under his best from last season and also his best season opener ever. Ben Chappell (Oakdale, CA) also broke 70 feet for the first time for a strong second-place showing. In the girl’s competition Cheyenne Figueroa (Classical, Providence, RI) made the trip across the country, while Canadian Jinaye Shomachuk (Bert Church, Airdrie, AB) took second. Read more

USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships (CA) Results

121 athletes made the trip out to Sacramento for the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships. After qualifying through local and regional competitions, the national finals began on Monday with the hammer throw finals taking place on the first two days of competition. Junior Markayla Billings (Elk Grove, CA) provided the biggest highlight by added 12 feet to her personal best in the 17-18 year old competition. She hit her best in the first round and led from start to finish. Olivia Campbell (Western, Barry, IL) won the other girl’s age group. On the boy’s side Woonsocket throwers swept both categories with wins by Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) and Tarik Robinson O’Hagan (Woonsocket, RI). O’Hagan also approached a personal best in the competition. Read more

California High School Hammer Championships Results

New Balance Nationals was not the only championship that took place over the weekend. The California High School Hammer Championships also took place on Saturday. The meet has a unique format as a “postal meet”, meaning that one meet happening at the same time in two different locations, with the same events, and combing results to forms a common champion. Delta College was the northern site of the event, with Cerritos College being the locale for the Southern section. State leaders Emma Robbins (Esperanza, Anaheim, CA) and Christian Johnson (Buchanan) took home the titles, with Johnson adding 13 feet to his personal best. 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

Simplot Games (ID) Results

National leader Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) had a huge day on Thursday at the Simplot Games in Idaho. Knight started off the competition with a foul, then challenged his season’s best in the second round and continued to improve on each throw in the competition. By the end of the meet Knight not only extended his national lead by six feet, he also added three feet to his personal best from last year, and came within 15 inches of the national junior class record, and moved up to rank as the second best high school weight thrower of all time. He also broke the meet record, which was no easy feat as it was set back in 2004 when Leif Arrhenius threw 82’7.25”. “It feels pretty good to finally be here,” Knight said after the meet. “I’ve wanted to break the record for a while, and to break it at Simplot Games and PR at the same time is awesome.” Read more

Nike Boise Indoor (ID) Results

National leader Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) improved his national lead and once again broke 80 feet at the Boise Indoor meet last weekend. Read more

Region 13 Junior Olympic Championships (OR) Results

Shelby Moran (Sherwood, OR) shattered her state record by adding more than 10 feet to her best on Friday at the Region 13 Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Oregon. Her throw of 202’0″ also moves her into the national lead and up to 3rd on the all-time national list. Mayyi Mahama (Pullman, WA) added 18 feet to her best in second place. Her new best of 193’6″ also broke the Washington state record in the process. also a highlight at the meet was a win and another throw over 220 feet from sophomore Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) in the 15-16 division. Read more

California High School Hammer Championships Results

The growing scene of hammer throwers in California met up on Saturday for the annual California High School Hammer Championships. The competition was held across two locations in Northern and Southern California on Saturday. Silas Hurst (Santiago Corona, Corona, CA) added more than four feet to his personal best to capture a big win in the boy’s competition. Emma Robbins (Esperanza, Anaheim, CA) improved her best for the third straight week to win the girl’s competition. Read more