Adam Kelly (Barrington, RI) and Alva Hicks (Classical, Providence, RI) led a strong weight throw contingent from Rhode Island high to the 108th Millrose Games at the New Balance Track & Field Center at New York City Armory on Thursday.
Kelly’s winning throw of 83-03.25 was not only a personal best, but also broke his school, state and New England record of 83-00.00 set in January. Following Adam in second place was teammate Bobby Colantonio (Barrington, RI) with a throw of 76-07.25. Right behind Colantonio in third was Owen Russell (Moses Brown, Providence, RI) who threw 72-08.50, and Mike Alvernaz (Barrington, RI) finished a strong fourth with a throw of 68-00.25. Eric Sheng (Syosset, NY) threw 66-07.75 for fifth and John Putnam (Massapequa, NY) threw 60-10.75 finishing sixth.
In the girls’ weight throw Hicks won with a throw of 53-02-75 narrowly beating teammate Lysah Russell (Classical, Providence, RI) who had a throw of 52-10.00. In third was Mariah Mays (Rome Free Academy, Rome, NY) with a throw of 51-09.25. Fourth was Monae Cooper (New Rochelle, NY) with a throw of 50-00.00 followed in fifth by teammate Jessica Jeffrey (New Rochelle, NY) who threw 47.04.50. Rounding out the top six was Kristina Insingo (Holy Trinity, Hicksville, NY) with a throw of 46-06.75.
Millrose Games The Armory, New York, NY Thursday, February 11th, 2015 Junior Boys' Weight Throw =================================================================== Name Year School Finals =================================================================== 1 Adam Kelly SR Barrington, RI 25.38m 83-03.25 2 Bobby Colantonio JR Barrington, RI 23.35m 76-07.25 3 Owen Russell SR Moses Brown, RI 22.16m 72-08.50 4 Mike Alvernaz SR Barrington, RI 20.73m 68-00.25 5 Eric Sheng SR Syosset, NY 20.31m 66-07.75 6 John Putnam SR Massapequa, NY 18.56m 60-10.75 7 Cameron Thompson JR Lakeland/Panas, NY 18.16m 59-07.00 8 Xavier Tyler SR Iona Prep, NY 18.16m 59-07.00 9 Joseph DeSantis SR Levitttown, NY 16.87m 55-04.25 Junior Girls' Weight Throw ================================================================== Name Year School Finals ================================================================== 1 Alva Hicks SR Classical, NY 16.22m 53-02.75 2 Lysah Russell JR Classical, NY 16.10m 52-10.00 3 Mariah Mays SR Rome Free Acdm, NY 15.87m 52-01.00 4 Monae Cooper JR New Rochelle, NY 15.24m 50-00.00 5 Jessica Jeffrey JR New Rochelle, NY 14.44m 47-04.50 6 Sochima Bishop SR New Rochelle, NY 13.87m 45-06.25 7 Oluwafunmibi Yusuff JR Classical, RI 12.90m 42-04.00 8 Kristina Insingo SR Holy Trinity, NY 4.19m 13-09.00