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.

State leader Tyler Merkley (Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga, CA) was the big winner in the boy’s competition. Merkley set a seven foot personal best of 232’2″. The throw moves him up to third in the nation this year and fourth all-time in California. It also gave him more than a thirty foot cushion over second place. Steven Tofanelli (Del Campo, Fair Oaks, CA) was the top thrower up north and was just off of his personal best, while Nathan Bultman (West Ranch, Valencia, CA) added more than 15 feet to his best for third.

In the girl’s competition favorite Emelda Malm-Annan (Monterey Trail, Elk Grove, CA) also took the win. Caitlin McClain (Kimball, Tracy, CA) added a dozen feet to her personal best for second and Elizabeth Jones (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA) also tossed a small best to win a close competition for third and also produce the top mark out of the southern venue.

         Northern Venue (N) Modesto Junior College, Modesto, CA
            Southern Venue (S) Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
                       Saturday July 18, 2015
                       BOYS 12# HAMMER THROW
Pl  Result  Athlete               Cl      Team and School
1   232-03  Tyler Merkley         SR  (S) Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
2   199-09  Steven Tofanelli      SR  (N) Del Campo, Fair Oaks, CA
3   195-06  Nathan Bultman        SR  (S) West Ranch, Valencia, CA
4   193-09  Silviu Bocancea       SR  (S) Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, CA
5   176-03  Cody Holt             SR  (N) Mariposa County, Mariposa, CA
6   172-02  Michael Root          JR  (N) Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills, CA
7   164-04  Trevor Hamilton       SR  (N) Del Campo, Fair Oaks, CA
8   161-07  Jacob Cornellio       JR  (N) Elk Grove, CA
9   159-00  Tristan Bush          SO  (N) Saratoga, CA
10  158-11  Sebastian Schiff      JR  (S) LaSalle, Pasadena, CA
11  154-03  Trevor Reinwald       Jr  (N) Elk Grove, CA
12  152-03  Corbin Chronister     SO  (S) Bakersfield, CA
                        GIRLS 4K HAMMER THROW
Pl  Result  Athlete               Cl      Team and School
 1  169-04  Emelda Malm-Annan     SR  (N) Monterey Trail, Elk Grove, CA 
 2  152-03  Caitlin McClain       JR  (N) Kimball (John C), Tracy, CA
 3  132-06  Elizabeth Jones       JR  (S) Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA
 4  132-04  Madison Holt          SO  (N) Elk Grove, CA
 5  124-11  Hannah Chappell       JR  (N) Oakdale, CA
 6  117-04  Jessianne Solis       FR  (S) Highland, Bakersfield, CA
 7  112-07  Angela Chmelicek      SR  (N) Aptos, CA
 8  110-11  Sophia Roberts        SR  (S) Ventura, CA
 9  110-04  Cereh Moren           SO  (N) Pitman, Turlock, CA
10  103-00  Faith Bender          7th (S) Rio Bravo, Bakersfield
11   99-08  Amanda Truoung        JR  (S) Esperanza, Lorba Linda, CA
12   98-08  Xochitl Bryson        SO  (S) Oxford Academy, Anamheim, CA
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