After taking the national lead last week Jill Shippee (Shenendehowa, NY) won a narrow competition Friday night at the Armory in New York City. The exciting competition finished with the top four throwers less than a foot from one another. In second place was Nickolette Dunbar (Whippany Park, Whippany, NJ), making her season debut with an improvement of more than three feet over last year. Courtney Jacobsen (Toll Gate, Warwick, RI) was less than an inch behind Dunbar, with Monae Cooper (New Rochelle, NY) a few inches behind her.
In the boy’s competition Bobby Colantonio (Barrington, RI) launched another 80-foot throw to win the boy’s competition on Saturday. Jared Briere (Woonsocket, RI) placed second, less than a foot ahead of Cameron Thompson (Lakeland/Panas, Cortlandt, NY). Thompson’s best mark of 68’3″ added more than two feet to his personal best.
2016 Armory Track Invitational - 2/5-6/2016 New Balance T & F Center at The Armory Girls Weight Throw Junior ===================================================================== Name Finals ===================================================================== 1 Shippee, Jill Clifton Park, NY 16.34m 53-07.50 2 Dunbar, Nickolette Thrower Nation, NJ 16.26m 53-04.25 3 Jacobsen, Courtney Warwick, RI 16.24m 53-03.50 4 Cooper, Monae New Rochelle, NY 16.12m 52-10.75 5 Slagus, Jessica Moscow, PA 15.34m 50-04.00 6 Molina, Jessica Westwood, NJ 14.76m 48-05.25 7 Seifert, Olivia So Huntington, NY 14.65m 48-00.75 Boys Weight Throw Junior ===================================================================== Name Finals ===================================================================== 1 Colantonio, Bobby Barrington, RI 24.41m 80-01.00 2 Briere, Jared Woonsocket, RI 20.96m 68-09.25 3 Thompson, Cameron Schrub Oak, NY 20.80m 68-03.00 4 Zimmerman, Jack Briarcliff, NY 19.19m 62-11.50 5 Cote, Dilyn Woonsocket, RI 19.00m 62-04.00 6 Greenless, Jacob Woonsocket, RI 18.32m 60-01.25 7 Coppolino, Michael Cumberland, RI 18.07m 59-03.50