Posts

California High School Hammer Championships Results

Last weekend the California State High School Hammer Championships took place. Once again the meet was held in two locations to allow more throwers to participate. Below are summaries and compiled results of both competitions. Read more

Junior Olympic National Championships (CA) Results

This year’s Junior Olympic National Championships kicked off this week, with hammer throwing action on Monday and Tuesday in Sacramento. Jake Wickey (Medina, OH) was the top performer, throwing a personal best to win the boy’s 17-18 division. Jared Brier (Woonsocket, RI) also broke 200 feet, along with his teammate Dilyn Cote (Woonsocket, RI). Garrett Doyle (Lincoln, RI) won the 15-16 division with a personal best. Read more

USATF Junior Championships (CA) Results

The top junior throwers in the US gathered on Friday and Saturday for the USATF Junior Championships. The competition serves not only as the national junior championship, but also as the qualification meet for the IAAF World Junior Championships which will take place from July 19th to 24th in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The competition was open to all athletes born in 1997 or later, allowing many college freshman to also enter, but it was high schoolers who dominated this year by winning both titles. In addition, athletes throw the international implement, meaning high school boys have to throw the slightly heavier 6-kilogram (13.2-pound) hammer. Read more

Golden West Invitational (CA) Results

Seniors Michael Root (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills, CA) and Caitlin McClain (John C. Kimball, Tracy, CA) were the big winners at this year’s Golden West Invitational in the Sacramento area. Root made his season debut and was just three feet off of his best from last year. He held off strong throwing from Tristan Bush (Saratoga, CA) and a personal best from Jacob Cornelio (Elk Grove, CA). McClain had an easier time working towards a win and was also just four feet off of her best. Read more

Iron Wood Classic (ID) Results

Elite throwers in all events converged on northern Idaho yesterday for the second annual Iron Wood Classic. Kamryn Brinson (Marist, Atlanta, GA) flew in from Georgia and took home the girl’s win in a close competition with Maddie Rabing (Lakeridge, Lake Oswego, OR). Local thrower Kirk Unland (Ferris, Spokane, WA) captured the boy’s win, with Pennsylvania’s Matt Slagus (North Pocono, Moscow, PA) broke 200 feet for the first time to place close behind in second place. results from other events can be found here, including a nation-leading throw of 74’4.5″ in the shot put by Jordan Geist. Read more

Great Southwest Classic (NM) Results

Texas record holder Joshua Hernandez (El Paso Del Valle, El Paso, TX) won an unexpectedly close competition at this year’s Great Southwest Track and Field Classic in New Mexico. Hernandez took the lead in the second round, but was constantly under threat from Jacob Slate (Chandler, AZ). Slate produced a consistent series, a personal best of a dozen feet, and his first 200 foot throw ever. In the girl’s competition senior Maia Garren (Logan, UT) made her season debut with a huge improvement over last year. Her toss of 151 feet not only won the competition, but added 25 feet to her personal best and easily outdistanced another big personal best from runner-up Victoria Hernandez (El Paso Del Valle, El Paso, TX). Read more

Oregon State Hammer Championships Results

On Sunday the gorwing contingent of prep Oregon hammer throwers gathered at George Fox University for inaugural Oregon State High School Hammer Championship. State record holder Maddie Rabing (Lakeridge, Lake Oswego, OR) produced one of the best performances of her life to win the girls competition and Hap Frketich (Newberg, OR) tossed a new personal best to claim the first ever boys title. Runners-up Joe Denniston (Cleveland, Portland, OR) and Lindsay McShane (Amity, OR) both hit personal bests in the competition too. Read more

Oregon Relays Results

Canadians swept the top spots at this year’s Oregon Relays. Camryn Rogers (McMath Secondary, Richmond, BC) came through in the final round to beat our her training parter Channell Botsis (Dr. Charles Best Secondary, Coquitlam, BC) and set a meet record in the process. The top american thrower was Maddie Rabing (Lakeridge, Lake Oswego, OR) in third. Vikramjit Gondara (WJ Mouat Secondary, Abbotsford, BC) won the boy’s competition, while Hap Frketich (Newberg, OR) took second with a personal best of more than five feet. Read more

Simplot Games (ID) Results

With the Throw 1 Deep club not making their normal appearance at the Simplot Games this year, the field was wide open for competitors. And for the first time ever Oregon throwers swept the titles. In the girl’s competition Maddie Rabing (Lakeridge, Lake Oswego, OR) added a foot and a half to her personal best for the win. That mark also moves the senior into a tie for sixth best toss in the nation this season. Maia Garren (Logan, UT) also added just as much to her best to secure second place. Read more

California High School Hammer Championships Results

While the event was a little delayed this year, the California High School Hammer Championships finally took place over the weekend. As is traditional, the event was held at two venues and the final rankings were determined by combining the results. A total of 45 athletes competed in the championships, with the the top 12 boys and girls finishers listed below. Read more