The indoor season is finished in many states, but the marks keep coming in. On this week’s national performance list Aiden Paul (West Albany, Albany, OR) added nearly four feet to his best to jump up to third in the nation on the boy’s side.
About Bob Gourley
Bob Gourley has served as the throwing coach at Barrington High School in Rhode Island for the past three decades. He is also one of the top hammer throw statisticians in America and has published weekly national performance lists for more than 25 years.
As the indoor season starts to wind down, there were few changes on this week’s national performance list.
The big movers on this week’s national performance list were both from Ohio. Tomas Rimac (Brundwick, OH) jumped up to seventh with his personal best to win the OATCCC Indoor Championships, while Elizabeth Metz (Beachwood, OH) moved up to eighth in the nation.
Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) continued his hot streak this week. His winning mark at the Adidas Indoor Nationals once again improved the national lead. All of the top four boys in the nation improved last week, including six of the top ten throwers as well. On the girl’s side Cara Salsberry (Marvin Ridge, Waxhaw, NC) was the top mover, making her indoor season debut in seventh position.
Another week and another new national lead for Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI). His improvement at the RITCA Last Chance Meet leads the way in the latest national performance lists.
Big changes took place on both the boys and girls national performance lists, with two new national leaders, and four improvements among the top seven on each list. Leading the way were new nationals leads from Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) at the Rhode Island Class Championships, and Natalia Surdej (Lancaster, NY) at the Youngstown State High School Meet 3.
Natalia Surdej (Lancaster, NY) extended her national lead last week at the Spire Scholastic Showcase. Her results highlighted this week’s national performance lists. On the boy’s list Gary Moore, Jr. (Hillhouse, New Haven, CT) became the seventh thrower to break 70 feet this year and moved up to fourth in the nation with his new personal best.
As we enter the second month of the year, the season is starting to heat up. Natalia Surdej (Lancaster, NY) took over the girl’s national lead with a new season’s best at the Ohio Preview Meet. On the boy’s lists, John Fay (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) and Aiden Paul (West Albany, Albany, OR) became the fifth and sixth boys to break 70 feet so far this season.
Senior Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) and his teammate Tarik Robinson-O’Hagan (Woonsocket, RI) started their season off right by debuting at first and second on the national performance list.
Despite the indoor season being scaled back or cancelled in many states, our national performance lists continue to grow each week. This week 15 states are now represented on the list. Isabella Gera (Hempfield Area 7, Greensburg, PA) makes the top debut of the week in position four on the girl’s list.