SPIRE National Throws Festival (OH) Results

The inaugural SPIRE National Throws Festival took place over the weekend with national leader Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) and Nicolette Ducharme (Cumberland, RI) claiming victory.

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Hendricken Invitational (RI) Results

John Fay (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, WI) made the most of throwing at home over the weekend. Competing at the 56th Annual Hendricken Invitational, Fay came within a foot of his best to win by more than 13 feet.

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Golden West Invitational (CA) Results

Some of west coast’s top throwers competed at the Golden West Invitational on Saturday. Taking home the wins were Aiden Paul (West Albany, Albany, OR) and Katelyn Peterson (Dixon, CA).

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Mt. Pleasant Invitational (RI) Results

Sophia Gallucci (Coventry, RI) took home the title at the Mt. Pleasant Invitational on Saturday.

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Rhode Island Class Championships (RI) Results

Top throwers from Rhode Island competed across three class championships over the weekend. Sophia Gallucci (Coventry, RI) led the way with a new state lead to win the Class A competition in Coventry. On the boy’s side favorite Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) fouled out and John Fay (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) stepped up for the win, coming with inches of his personal best to win by more than 15 feet.

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Ohio High School Hammer Championship (OH) Results

Ohio’s high school hammer champion took place on Sunday, crowning two new state champs and seeing new boy’s and girl’s state leads as well. Nathan Borgan (Lancaster, OH) added nearly 20 feet to his best to win the boy’s title, and Ella Riga (Leipsic, OH) also had a big improvement to win the girl’s championship.

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Rhode Island Division Championships (RI) Results

Top throwers from Rhode Island competed across four division championships over the weekend. State leader Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) had the best mark from the boy’s across all divisions. He edged out teammate Tarik Robinson-O’Hagan (Woonsocket) to win the Northern Division. John Fay (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) broke 220 feet for the first time to win the Central Division with the second best mark overall. On the girl’s side Sophia Gallucci (Coventry, RI) was just two feet off of her state lead to win the Southern Division and produce the best mark overall. In the Northern Division Hayley Chartier (Lincoln, RI) added more than 15 feet to her best for the win and second best mark over all divisions.

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Sgt. Brian St. Germaine Invitational (RI) Results

Senior John Fay (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) captured the win at Saturday’s Sgt. Brian St. Germaine Invitational.

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Mariner Invitational (RI) Results

Serena Lalli (Classical, Providence, RI) upset state leader Sophia Gallucci (Coventry, RI) for the win at the Mariner Invitational on Saturday.

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Registration open for 2021 SPIRE National Throws Festival

With the cancellation of both the USATF Junior Championships and New Balance Nationals this summer, there is a lack of championship options for youth hammer throwers across the country. Former Olympic hammer throw finalist Kibwé Johnson has launched a new initiative aiming to fill the gap: the SPIRE National Throws Festival. Johnson joined the SPIRE Institute staff at the start of the year as head throwing coach and director of business development after five seasons at the IMG Academy and he’s taken on the throws festival as one of his first big projects.

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