Entries by Martin Bingisser

New Balance Nationals Outdoor (PA) Results

Rhode Island throwers continued their hot streak at New Balance Nationals Outdoor. National leaders Tarik Robinson-O’Hagan (Woonsocket, RI) won the boy’s competition, while Asher Robbins (Barrington, RI) and Michael Pinckney (HS For Construction, Ozone Park, NY) both added more than 10 feet to their best for second and third place. Liangie Calderon (Coventry, RI) was just inches off of her best to win the girl’s competition and Olivia Campbell (Pittsfield, IL) broke 160 feet for the first time to take silver.

A guide to jumping for throwers

When I think of jumping for throwers, Werner Günthör is the first athlete that comes to mind. The 130-kilogram Swiss shot putter could almost fly and this explosive strength helped him capture three world titles. Jumping is perhaps the ultimate expression of power and can play an integral role in preparing throwers. But as with anything, it needs to be adapted to the needs of the sport and athlete, especially in a sport whether athletes can be massive. Below are a few considerations for integrating jumps into the physical preparation of throwers.

Rhode Island State Championships (RI) Results

State leaders Liangie Calderon (Coventry, RI) and Tarik Robinson-O’Hagan (Woonsocket, RI) were both victorious at the state championships over the weekend. Robinson-O’Hagan had a historic meeting, winning the hammer, shot put, and discus. His hammer mark was also a new personal best and ranks 7th all-time in the US. Six boys were over 60 meters in a deep field as well. Calderon captured the girl’s competition with her opening throw, but her rivals kept her close by in a tight competition.

HMMR Podcast Episode 275: Championship debrief

The California State Championships are perhaps the hardest competition in high school sports. This year Nick sent 6 throwers to the meet and walked away with 7 podium finishes. On this week’s podcast we take a look at the meet, how to prepare for it, and the unique path each athlete took to achieve their success this season.

Ohio High School Hammer Championship (OH) Results

The meet records weren’t in danger, but that didn’t stop a heated competition from forming at this year’s Ohio State Championship. Junior Kaylin Howey (Bellevue, OH) entered the meet ranked third in the state, but claimed victory after a personal best gave her a narrow win. In the boy’s competition, Colby Morlock (Norwayne, OH) extended his state lead to secure the title as well.