Entries by Martin Bingisser

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.

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 […]