Entries by Martin Bingisser

Coming to radio near you

I received a phone call on Thursday from KIRO radio reporter Erin Covey. KIRO is putting together some stories on graduating students that are doing interesting work. They selected me for one of their stories and it will air shortly. The report was brief, but Ms. Covey was great to talk with. One thing I would like to add to the report is that I will be moving to Kamloops, British Columbia in a few months to train full-time with the world’s best hammer throw coach. I hope this experience will help me make the Olympics some day. The move will be costly and if you can help in any way, please contact me. Any support would help me reach my goal of being an Olympian.

Centralia Hammer Championships (WA)

Olivia Midles (Capital, Olympia, WA) and Chris Gage (Capital, Olympia, WA) both improved their personal bests to win at the Centralia Hammer Championships. Midles also set a new state sophomore class record. Centralia Hammer ChampionshipsJune 14, 2008Centralia High School, Centralia, WAHigh School Boys – 12# HammerPlace Name Class School Distance 1 Chris Gage JR Capital, […]

Done with school!

I turned in my last paper law school paper today. It was a rewarding feeling to hand in my last assignment as a law student. While I am not officially done with school (I still have to complete a trial tomorrow for my internship), all of my classwork has been completed. I received my diploma on Sunday and will be fleeing the country immediately to participate in the European Cup for Switzerland. Leading up to the meet, training hasn’t been going as well as I had expected. However, with school out of the way, things should be smoother now. It is such a relief. Now the only thing between me and my law license is the bar exam.

DC/MD/VA High School Hammer Championships (VA)

The 2nd annual DC/MD/VA High School Hammer Throw Championships took place on a hot, sunny Sunday, June 8. The Virginia girl’s state record holder was there along with two former state record holders. Aimee Veatch (Cave Spring, Roanoke, Va) had set the state record last year with 40.59 meters (133’2″). This record was surpassed twice […]

Rhode Island State Championships (RI)

Junior Mike Gama (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) struggled in the first two rounds of this year’s Rhode Island State High School Track Championships, but he took the lead in the third round and held on to if for the remainder of the competition. Justin Nicoll (East Providence, RI) took second place and was just inches […]

Golden West Invitational (CA)

The typical elite fields were not present at this year’s Golden West Invitational. Instead, a small group of two boys and two girls competed. Maddy Midles (Camas, WA) threw a personal best to win the girl’s competition while Vinny Torrisi (Monroe Woodbury, Central Valley, NY) won the boy’s competition. adidas Golden West Invitational – 6/7/2008 […]

Great Southwest Classic (NM)

Tyler Johnson (Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas, NV) became the first Nevada high thrower to break 200 feet with his winning throw of 203’08” at this year’s Great Southwest Classic. Johnson previously held the state record with a throw from earlier this season. Robert Drye (Shadow Ridge, Las Vegas, NV) also made his debut at 182’10” […]

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.