The summer season has officially ended. Below are the final 2023 high school hammer throw national performance lists.
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Marc Piette is the throws coach for Woonsocket High School in Rhode Island as well as Oceanstate Hammerheads Club.
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We’re late in the season, but still plenty of big improvements on the national performance lists. Skylar Soli (Douglas County, GA) improved her nation leading mark on the girl’s list with a two foot personal best and Alice Mihas (Chicago Latin, Chicago, IL) climbed up two spots in the top 10 as well.
Freshman Kim Beard (Kings, Shoreline, WA) moved up several to third in the nation with a new personal best of 176’1″ last week. In addition to improving her best, she broke a few records along the way as well including the Washington state record, and the national freshman class record previously set by Casey Kraychir back in 2007.
As July nears an end, there were fewer improvements on this week’s national performance list. Sophomore Isabella Piette (Woonsocket, RI) moved up a few spots to 14th as the sole improver in the nation’s top 20.
Adrianna Coleman (Kings, Shoreline, WA) added more than four feet to her best to climb up to second in the nation on this week’s national performance lists. On the boy’s list Connor Jones (Oologah, OK) added nearly eight feet to his best to break 220 for the first time and climb up to 7th.
A new personal best and US #2 mark by Angela Schykerynec (Orland, CA) at the California State Hammer Championship led improvements on this week’s national list.
After nationals last week the national performance list saw lots of changes. Leading the improvements on the boys list was Kellen Kimes (Hart, MI) who broke the state record and climbed up 15 spots to fourth in the country. On the girl’s list Jordan Koskondy (IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL) improved her mark in third position.
It’s nationals week, with some big changes in the national performance list to set things up. Skylar Soli (Douglas County, GA) has improved her national lead on the girl’s list, and the boy’s list features 8 improvements in the top 10.
Some big late season debut highlighted this week’s national performance list. Javaris Ambrose (Thornton, Harvey, IL) landed a personal best of nearly 40 feet further than last season to set an Illinois state record and rank third on the national performance list in his first meet of 2023. Connor Kalvar (Trinity, Louisville, KY) also moved up to 15th with a new Kentucky state record. On the girl’s list, a win at the Washington State Championships propelled Adrianna Coleman (Kings, Shoreline, WA) up to second in the country.
Ethan Wordell (North Kingstown, RI) added more than ten feet to his personal best to climb into the boy’s national lead on this week’s national performance list and overtake Christian Toro (Lincoln, RI), who also improved. All together, five of the top ten boys posted improvements last week. On the girl’s side sophomore Adelaide Caron (Woonsocket, RI) was the top mover, improving for the second straight week to land in sixth position.