DC/MD/VA High School Hammer Championships (VA)

The 2nd annual DC/MD/VA High School Hammer Throw Championships took place on a hot, sunny Sunday, June 8. The Virginia girl’s state record holder was there along with two former state record holders. Aimee Veatch (Cave Spring, Roanoke, Va) had set the state record last year with 40.59 meters (133’2″). This record was surpassed twice earlier this year. First, by Jessie Echard (Robinson, Fairfax, Va), with 40.77 meters (133’9″) on May 11, then by Natalie Baird (Park View, Sterling, Va). But today, Veatch regained her record with a throw of 46.57 meters (152’9″). On her last throw, Baird had a far foul past the 46 meter mark. All three of these girls are qualified for the Nike Outdoor National meet, which will be held later this month in Greensboro, NC. On the boy’s side, Brendan Morales (Westminster, MD) won with a throw of 41.52 meters (136’3″).

Boy's Hammer Throw (12#)

Mark Name Year School
41.52 Brendan Morales JR Westminster, MD
32.81 Pete Collins FR DeMatha, Hyattsville, MD
31.96 Ibrahima Kebe SO Wilson HS, Washington DC
29.98 John Anderson SO Thos. Jefferson HSST, Annandale, Va

Girl's Hammer Throw (4k)

Mark Name Year School
46.57* Aimee Veatch SR Cave Spring HS, Roanoke, VA
43.61 Natalie Baird SR Park View HS, Sterling, VA
37.78 Jessie Echard SR Robinson HS, Fairfax, VA
26.68 Arleigh Rose SR Sherwood, HS, Olney, MD

Open Competition

Mark Name Age Implement
8.68 Irene Fletemeyer F13 2K
41.37 Ashlen Veatch F14 3K
24.17 Aric Veatch M12 2K
42.12 Brendan Morales M17 12#
35.23 Jim Barr M40 16#
36.63 Toli Welihozkiy M61 5K

*=New Virginia State Record. Old record was 44.00m (144'4") by Natalie Baird 25 May 2008.
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