Spire Scholastic Showcase (OH) Results

Another week and another national lead for Natalia Surdej (Lancaster, NY). The senior from New York had three throws over her old season best. Her best attempt was her last, measuring over 59 feet. In the boy’s competition Gary Moore (Hillhouse, New Haven, CT) added four feet to his best in the boy’s competition to claim a come-from-behind victory and break 70 feet for the first time in his career. Tomas Rimac (Brunswick, OH) posted a personal best for second place in his season debut.

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Ohio Preview Meet (OH) Results

Senior Natalia Surdej (Lancaster, NY) improved her season best to win by more than ten feet at the Spire Institute Ohio Preview Meet on Saturday. With the improved mark, Surdej also takes over the national lead and comes within inches of her best from last season. Sophomore Hayden Valenti (Vermilion, OH) won the boy’s competition.

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Youngstown State High School Meet 2 (OH) Results

Throwers from Connecticut captured wins in Ohio over the weekend. National leader Leah Moore (Hillhouse, New Haven, CT) took home a narrow victory on Saturday at the 2nd meet in the Youngstown State High School Meet series. Gary Moore Jr. (Hillhouse, New Haven, CT) added a win on the boys side as well.

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U.S. Air Force Hispanic Games (NY) Results

National leader Collin Burkhart (Nazareth Area, Nazareth, PA) took home a close win at the U.S. Air Force Hispanic Games on Saturday. Michael Pinckney (High School For Construction, Ozone Park, NY) nearly hit his personal best to come within three inches of the win, but Burkhart was able to hold on for the win. Girl’s national leader Leah Moore (Hillhouse, New Haven, CT) won the girl’s competition by more than ten feet.

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Knight named Track and Field News High School Boys MVP

Recently Track and Field News announced their top high school athletes of 2020. Traditionally the publication names an athlete of the year across all events, which hammer throwers Rudy Winkler (2013), Walter Henning (2006 and 2007), and Jake Freeman (1999) have previously won. Given the abbreviated nature of the 2020 season, they instead named a most valuable performer this year. A panel of experts voted amongst 5 boys who produced performances that made the all-time top 10 lists, including hammer throw Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA). Knight came out on top. Read more

Throwhawks Fall Fest (CT) Results

Early school year results out of Connecticut with strong results from Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) and a personal best from Leah Moore (Hillhouse, New Haven, CT). Read more

RITCA Mini Meet 7 (RI) Results

In the final meet of the RITCA Mini Meet series Cheyenne Figueroa (Classical, Providence, RI) and Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) walked away winners. Figueroa ended the series with a clean sweep of all 7 meets in the series and also continues to lead the nation. The boy’s competition was much closer, as it has been throughout the series, with four boys once again over 200 feet. Read more

RITCA Mini Meet 6 (RI) Results

William Cauley (Barrington, RI) added four feet to his best at the latest edition of the RITCA Mini Meet series this week. The top three boys all were well over 200 feet and all posted personal bests, including a ten foot improvement for Phil Coppolino (Cumberland, RI) and the second time over 200 feet for John Fay (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI). Cheyenne Figueroa (Classical, Providence, RI) once again easily captured the win in the girl’s competition. Read more

RITCA Mini Meet 5 (RI) Results

The latest meet in the RITCA mini meet series took place on Tuesday with Logan Coles (Woonsocket, RI) and Cheyenne Figueroa (Classical, Providence, RI) again taking home the wins. On the boy’s side John Fay (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) had a big breakthrough in the competition. He added nearly 10 feet to his best to break 200 feet for the first time and place third.
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RITCA Outdoor Championship (RI) Results

Taking place under unusual circumstances, seniors Cheyenne Figueroa (Classical, Providence, RI) and William Cauley (Barrington, RI) both won their first state hammer titles last week at the RITCA outdoor championships in Rhode Island. Runner up Phillip Coppolono (Cumberland, RI) also broke 200 feet for the first time ever in the competition and led entering the final round. Interviews with the winners and more details about the competition are available here. Read more