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Pan American Junior Championships (Peru) Results

Over the weekend the top two finishers from the US Junior Championships competed against the best throwers from North and South America at the 2017 Pan American Junior Championships in Peru. US Junior champion Joshua Hernandez of Sam Houston State University came from behind to take the lead in the fourth round and held on to win gold in the junior men’s competition. Cameron Thompson of Connecticut missed out on a medal by just one foot and finished fourth. Read more

2016 World Junior Championships: Women’s Finals Results

Hammer throw action at the World Junior Championships wrapped up on Saturday with the final of the women’s hammer throw. Beatrice Nedberge Llano of Norway walked away with the win. After setting posting the second best throw in the world earlier this month, Llano led for most of the competition. Australian Alexandra Hulley took silver and Suvi Koskinen of Finland edged out her teammate Krista Tervo for bronze. Unfortunately none of the Americans made it past Thursday’s qualifying round. Read more

2016 World Junior Championships: Men’s Finals Results

With two Americans in the final, many eyes were on last night’s hammer throw competition. National high school champion Bobby Colantonio (Barrington, RI) was the first American to throw, but struggled to find his rhythm after a first round foul. He would finish the competition in 12th place. Adam Kelly started off strong and built upon that. Kelly, a national champion while at Barrington High School in Rhode Island, just finished his freshman year at Princeton University. Throwing last in the order, he launched his third attempt out to 73.17 meters, a new personal best and the sixth best junior mark in American history. Under a new format, after the first three throws the field was cut down to just six throwers we received only one extra attempt. Therefore Kelly missed out on getting one extra chance to move up the rankings. Read more

2016 World Junior Championships: Women’s Qualification Results

After yesterday’s junior men’s qualification round, the women took center stage today. Americans Sade Olatoye and Joy McArthur put in strong performances, but were unable to move on to Saturday’s final. Sade Olatoye, a freshman at Ohio State University, placed 15th and just little more than a foot away from qualifying. McArthur, in her first year of hammer throwing, was just a few positions back in 18th. Another North American in the competition was Camryn Rogers of Canada, who placed 24th. Read more

2016 World Junior Championships: Men’s Qualification Results

Hammer throw action started at the World Junior Championships on Wednesday with the qualification round for the junior men’s hammer throw. Both Bobby Colantonio and Adam Kelly both made it into the finals by producing the 10th and 11th best marks of the day. The top 12 qualified. Colantonio added a little extra drama to the process though as he needed his third and final attempt to move up enough to secure qualification. Just missing the finals was former Rhode Island thrower Owen Russell. Now a freshman at Brown University, Russell competes for Irish team and his performance within six inches of the Irish national junior record, which was then broken later in the competition by Adam Patrick King. Read more

Pan Am Junior Championships Women’s Hammer Results

The Pan American Junior Track and Field Championships kicked off on Friday in Edmonton. The first day of action featured the women’s Hammer throw and Haley Showalter (Valor Christian, Highlands Ranch, CO) leading the competition from start to finish for the win. Despite her firm grip on the lead, she was challenged up until the end. America’s Lena Giger, a freshman at Stanford University, came within two feet of Showalter with a personal best of 57.99 meters on her last attempt. This toss earned her silver over Colombia’s Myra Gaviria Maldonado. Sabrina Gaitan (Sprayberry, Marietta, Ga), representing Guatemala, was just inches off her season’s best and placed fourth. The meet continues throughout the weekend with the men’s hammer taking place Sunday morning. Read more