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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

Golden West Invitational (CA) Results

A pair of personal bests took home the titles at this year’s Golden West Invitational. Markayla Billings (Cosumnes, Elk Grove, CA) made her season debut with a big personal best to win the girl’s competition. Dagne Buck (Whitney, Rocklin, CA) of the Golden State Throwers also had his first meet of the year and added nearly seven feet to his personal best from last season to win the boy’s competition. Read more

Simplot Games (ID) Results

National leader Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) easily took the win in the boy’s competition, but one of the highlights of the competition came from Carter Hughes (Sidney, MT). In his first time throwing the weight he hit 62’1.25″ to take second place. Alyssa Workman (Tualatin, OR) also was just off her best en route to winning the girl’s competition. Read more

University of Washington High School Invitational (WA) Results

Nation leader Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) came just inches away from setting a new national record on Friday at the University of Washington High School Invitational. He easily won with a throw of 83’0.25″ that capped off a consistent series with all six throws over 78’9″. He also added more than 10 feet to the meet record. Shelby Moran (Sherwood, OR) led a strong contingent of Oregon throwers by capturing the girl’s title, also just inches off of her best. Read more