The USATF Junior Championships took place over the weekend. The junior championships are a unique competition as it is open to all athletes born in 2000 or later, allowing many college freshman to also enter. Junior men also throw the 6-kilogram international implement, which is more than a pound heavier than the standard high school hammer. Joseph Benedetto, a freshman at Ole Miss, won the boy’s competition with Kyle Brown (West Forsyth, Cumming, GA) as the top high school finisher in fourth place. Mayyi Mahama won the girl’s comeptition. The Penn freshman has now added more than 20 feet to her personal best from high school. Samantha Kunza (Timberland, Wentzville, MO) was the top high school thrower in fifth place.
USATF Junior Outdoor Championships Jun 21-Jun 23, 2019 Ansin Sports Complex Miramar, FL Men Hammer Throw ==================================================================================== All get 6 attempts World Jr: W 85.57m 2012 Ashraf Elseify, QAT American Jr: A 80.79m 7/25/2010 Conor McCullough U20 Meet: M 78.28m 2010 Conor McCullough, Princeton Comp# Name Year Team Finals Alternate ==================================================================================== Finals 1 #170 Joseph Benedetto Ole Miss 66.99m 219-09 FOUL 61.98m 66.99m FOUL 65.34m 64.79m 2 #156 Garrett Doyle Ohio St. 64.73m 212-04 64.21m 64.13m 63.94m FOUL 64.73m FOUL 3 #222 Max Mckhann Stanford 61.87m 203-00 60.70m FOUL FOUL 56.16m 61.87m FOUL 4 #242 Kyle Brown Throw1deep Club 60.81m 199-06 FOUL 58.17m 58.01m 60.81m 58.51m FOUL 5 #198 Cameron Croce Sacred Heart 60.13m 197-03 58.92m FOUL 55.90m 60.13m FOUL FOUL 6 #60 Myles Schreck Dartmouth 52.83m 173-04 FOUL 51.77m 52.24m FOUL FOUL 52.83m -- #351 Clinton Nicolai Unattached DNS Women Hammer Throw ==================================================================================== Top 8 to final; break ties Reorder after prelims World Jr: W 73.24m 2005 Wenxiu Zhang, CHN American Jr: A 68.12m 6/16/2012 Shelby Ashe U20 Meet: M 68.12m 2012 Shelby Ashe, Throw 1 Deep Comp# Name Year Team Finals Alternate ==================================================================================== Finals 1 #174 Hawa Mahama Penn 65.66m 215-05 60.00m 63.65m 64.16m 65.66m 65.64m 60.69m 2 #13 Shelby Moran Arizona St. 58.47m 191-10 58.47m 55.84m 57.53m 57.33m 57.58m 55.81m 3 #96 Amanda Howe Iowa 57.10m 187-04 57.10m 56.07m 57.02m FOUL 53.51m FOUL 4 #177 Gianna Rao Penn St. 56.34m 184-10 53.08m 55.63m 52.99m 56.34m 51.89m FOUL 5 #283 Samantha Kunza Unattached 55.42m 181-10 55.42m FOUL FOUL 53.12m 54.62m 54.10m 6 #246 Georgia Coleman Towson 55.41m 181-09 FOUL 53.31m 55.41m FOUL 45.84m 50.31m 7 #188 Nicole Valdez Rhode Island 49.03m 160-10 FOUL 41.90m FOUL 49.03m FOUL 45.66m 8 #241 Hannah Judge Throw1deep Club 44.04m 144-06 41.71m 42.00m FOUL FOUL 43.80m 44.04m -- #275 Monique Hardy Unattached DNS -- #240 Hannah Jackson Throw1deep Club DNS