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Golden West Invitational (CA) Results

A pair of personal bests took home the titles at this year’s Golden West Invitational. Markayla Billings (Cosumnes, Elk Grove, CA) made her season debut with a big personal best to win the girl’s competition. Dagne Buck (Whitney, Rocklin, CA) of the Golden State Throwers also had his first meet of the year and added nearly seven feet to his personal best from last season to win the boy’s competition. Read more

Simplot Games (ID) Results

National leader Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) easily took the win in the boy’s competition, but one of the highlights of the competition came from Carter Hughes (Sidney, MT). In his first time throwing the weight he hit 62’1.25″ to take second place. Alyssa Workman (Tualatin, OR) also was just off her best en route to winning the girl’s competition. Read more

University of Washington High School Invitational (WA) Results

Nation leader Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) came just inches away from setting a new national record on Friday at the University of Washington High School Invitational. He easily won with a throw of 83’0.25″ that capped off a consistent series with all six throws over 78’9″. He also added more than 10 feet to the meet record. Shelby Moran (Sherwood, OR) led a strong contingent of Oregon throwers by capturing the girl’s title, also just inches off of her best. Read more

Knight shatters sophomore record four times in one meet

Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) has started the season on a roll. The sophomore reached a new level on Friday as he hurled a new national sophomore class record at the Super Throwers Indoor Series #4 at the Willamette Striders Indoor Training Facility in Oregon City, Oregon. Read more

Region 10 USATF Junior Olympic Championship (AZ) Results

After coming within inches of the Arizona state record earlier this year, Jacob Slate (Chandler, AZ) added two inches to the mark on Friday at the Region 10 USATF Regional Championships in Mesa. His best throw, which can be seen below, measured 232’1″. The previous record of 231’11” was set in 2015 by Jacob Beene. Read more

USATF Junior National Championships (CA) Results

Despite a heat wave, the top junior throwers in the US gathered in Sacramento this weekend for the USATF Junior Championships. The junior championships is a unique competition as it is open to all athletes born in 1998 or later, allowing many college freshman to also enter. Junior men also throw the 6-kilogram international implement, which is more than a pound heavier than the standard high school hammer. Despite the added competition, it was a high school thrower that won the women’s competition. Alyssa Wilson (Donovan Catholic, Toms River, NJ) set a season’s best to by the narrowest of margins: one centimeter. Molly Leppelmeier (McComb, OH) added seven feet to her personal best to finish third overall, and the second best high school thrower. Shelby Moran (Sherwood, OR) also improved her best and came within inches of the Oregon state record in fourth place. Read more

California High School Hammer Championships Results

After breaking 200 feet for the first time last weekend, Silas Hurst (Santiago Corona, Corona, CA) improved his personal best again last weekend at the California High School Hammer Championships. His best mark of 206’1″ won him his first title. In the girl’s competition Miranda Zinola (Homestead, Cupertino, CA) added six feet to her best to secure the win. Read more

Golden West Invitational (CA) Results

The traditional Golden West Invitational took play on Saturday in Sacramento. The hammer throw was held in coordination with the USATF Pacific Open Track and Field Championships, giving local high school throwers a chance to compete with some of the best open throwers in the area. Junior Dagne’ Buck (Whitney, Rocklin, CA) easily won the boy’s competition with a new personal best of 174’8″, while Crystal Diei (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills, CA) won the girl’s competition. Read more

Great Southwest Classic (NM) Results

A new meet record highlighted this year’s Great Southwest Classic in New Mexico on Friday. Jacob Slate (Chandler, AZ) added more than 20 feet to the meet record and 13 feet to his personal best to take home this year’s title. His last two throws were both over 230 feet. The girl’s competition was highlighted by a group sophomores from the midwest. Danielle Gregory (Liberty, Wentzville, MO) added ten feet to her best to break 170 feet and secure the win, while runner-up Samantha Kunza (Timberland, Wentzville, MO) was close behind. Read more

Simplot Games (ID) Results

The Simplot Games is one of the traditional western indoor meets, having been around when it served as one of the few opportunities for west coast throwers to compete indoors. As has been the case in recent years, however, it was east coast throwers that dominated the competition this year. A contingent from the Throw1Deep club in Georgia swept both the boy’s and girl’s titles. While Throw1Deep was expected to win, the individual winners were not the favorites within the club. Sydnee Walker (King’s Ridge Christian, Alpharetta, GA) won a close girl’s competition over Makenli Forrest (Woodward Academy, College Park, GA), who is the former national leader and currently ranked second nationally. The competition came down to the end and Walker prevailed by less than nine inches. In the boy’s competiiton Jay Judge (Walton, Marietta, GA) also came through with an upset by throwing a personal best to edge out top seeded Evan Hardin (Harrison, Kennesaw, GA). Read more