The good results of Julian Wruck and Kibwé Johnson at the 55th ANNUAL MT. SAC RELAYS competition which took place at Hilmer Lodge Stadium, Walnut, California was followed by a great hammer competition. Sultana Frizell threw 71.57m and missed her own meet record from 2009 by only 4 cm.
The first attempts of the 5 best hammer throwers in the competition showed already the class of that meeting. Sultana Frizell, who was ranked 15th in the world before the MT. SAC RELAYS, opened the competition with 70.78m. This attempt already moved her up to the 14th spot in the world ranking.
BritneyHenry’s first throw was measured 66.79m which would not have been enough for the podium. Sophie Hitchon followed with 68.32m, Jessica Cosby 68.32m and Ida Storm 59.39m.
During the second round Sultana Frizell 71.29m, BritneyHenry 69.75m and Sophie Hitchon 69.13m improved their previous results. Sulta moved once again 2 spots up the world rankings and BritneyHenry’s attempt sercured her the 18th spot in those. Jessica Cosby and Ida Storm did noch improve during the second round, their first round throws was followed by 68.31m and 49.65m.
Sultana Frizell and BritneyHenry fouled during their third attempts. Sophie Hitchon once again showed her consistency with another good throw of 68.97m and Jessicy Cosby’s threw 1cm less than Sophie did. Ida Storm fouled the third round as well.
Sultana Frizell showed that she is in a ver good shape with another throw above 71m. She was able to throw 71.04m in the fourth, 71.57m in the fifth and a foul in the final round. The 71.57m secured her the 11th spot in the current World Rankings and was only 4cm short of her own meet record set back in 2009.
Sultana’s comment on her best throw was:
“Apparently I was 4cm off of my Mt. Sac record today, as the officials explained to me. 71.57m for today. Very pleased with my results!” tweeted Sultana after the competition.
BritneyHenry, who became second could not improve any further. She fouled all her remaining throws and so the 69.75m from the second round was her best attempt. Sophie Hitchon improved in the fourth round to 69.54m and the remaing fifth 69.25m and sixth attemps 68.67m underlined her great consistency during the competition.
Jessica Cosby’s remaining three throws were 67.47m, 67.41m, 65.30m. Apprently Ida Storm was not throwing very well during the first attempts but her fifth one showed what she was capable of. She managed to throw 68.05m in the fifth round and fouled once again the final one.
Throwholics congratulates all the throwers for the great competition!
The Final Results: HERE