Entries by Martin Bingisser

California H.S. Hammer Championships (CA)

Conor McCullough (Chaminade, West Hills, CA) made his season debut with the 12# hammer and moved straight into the national lead at the California High School Hammer Championships. McCullough threw a best of 250’01” to easily win the competition. Trent Kraychir (Twentynine Palms, CA) took second place throwing left handed. McCullough’s throw moves him to […]

Hendricken Invitational (RI)

Tom Davis (East Greenwich, RI) threw his third personal best in three weeks to win the 41st Annual Hendricken Invitational host by Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, RI. Davis led the field throughout the competition and threw the winning throw of 214’10” in the second round. Justin Nicholl (East Providence, RI) also threw a […]

A lackluster competition

Well, to put it succinctly, I had a disappointing competition on Saturday. When I arrived on Friday afternoon, I did a short workout to wake my legs up after the flight and had some of the best throws of my life. On Saturday, things continued to feel good, but the results did not come and I only threw 64.44 meters. I still don’t know exactly what happened, but I’m trying to put the competition behind me and look forward to the rest of the season. The complete results for the meet can be found here. On the brighter side, my training partner Jennifer Joyce threw a new personal best of 69.84 meters at a meet in the Ukraine. Sultana Frizell also threw the Olympic standard for the second time, helping her finally meet Canada’s stringent qualifying standards.

Washington State Hammer Championships (WA)

Olivia Midles (Capital, Olympia, WA) and Zack Richards (Monroe, WA) both took home titles at Washington State High School Hammer Championships on Monday. After placed second the past two season, Richards easily outdistanced the field this year for the win. Midles not only won, but also set a new personal best and Washington State sophomore […]

Off to Arizona

I just returned from the UW Law School Alumni Dinner where I had the pleasure of dining with D. Wayne Gittinger and his wife Anne. Both have been gracious enough to give me a generous scholarship this year. Without the scholarship, I am not sure I would be able to take time off next year to focus on my training. I just wanted to take a moment to thank them once again.

Arizona State Championship (AZ)

The Kraychirs had some impressive performances at the USATF-AZ State Championships on Sunday. Trent Kraychir (Twentynine Palms, CA) improved his nation leading mark by nearly ten feet. His new best of 244’08” sets a new California State Record and third best mark all-time. Conor McCullough (Chaminade, West Hills, CA) held the previous state record with […]

Schomp Invitational (RI)

Mike Gama (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) and Meaghan McGovern (North Kingstown, RI) took home titles from this weekend’s Schomp Invitational. McGovern was just inches off of her personal best, and Gama threw a four foot improvement. SCHOMP INVITATIONAL CURTIS CORNER MIDDLE SCHOOL, WAKEFIELD, RI SATURDAY MAY 10, 2008 BOYS’ 12# HAMMER THROW ATHLETE CL SCHOOL […]

Hartford Invitational (CT)

Victoria Flowers (Classical, Providence, RI) improved her personal best and set a new meet record at this year’s Hartford Invitational. Flowers’ throw of 179’00” broke the seven-year old meet record previously held by Nicole Allyn and moved Flowers into the all-time top ten. More importantly, it also moved her into first place on this year’s […]

An update on my training partners

The past few weeks have also been good for my training partners up in Kamloops. Sultana Frizell took second place at the Mt. SAC relays and set a new Canadian record of 69.37m (227-07). At just 23 years old, she has a great career ahead of her. Another good friend, Michael Letterlough, has set two national records in the past two weeks for his native Cayman Islands. On Saturday, Mike extended his personal best of 60.66m (199-00) at the Kamloops Spring Throws Competition. You can view video of that throw here.

Mt. SAC Relays

After having a great week of training in the Arizona Sun, I competed at the Mt. SAC Relays this past Sunday. Things went well, but not quite as expected. At the end of my last practice before the competition, I fell and hurt my rib. The pain was minimal, but enough to throw off my rhythm. As the winner opened the competition with a world leading mark, I was struggling to make the finals. I luckily ended with a respectable mark of 65.32m (214-04), but am eager to compete at full strength so that I can continue what I think will be a great season. After returning to Seattle, I was happy to find out from my doctor that my rib is only severely bruised, and not broken. The pain should subside in the next three weeks, and in the meantime, I have adjusted my competition schedule for the coming weeks.