Quote from Milak
May 31st- Portland Track Festival (men's and women's hammer only)
June 7th- Oregon Throwers Academy Qualifier I
June 14th- Oregon Throwers Academy Qualifier II
email me for details.....
published at May 27th 2008 1:00am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from all52-6
Men Shot Put
Place Overall Name Year Team Distance Score
1 1 Bryant, Noah Unattached 20.26m -
2 2 Beyer, Jamie Sheffield Elite 20.11m -
3 3 Manz, Steve Unattached 19.70m -
4 4 Lloyd, Zack JR Arizona 19.58m -
5 5 Nikfar, Amin N.A.T.F.C. 18.84m -
6 6 mosca, vincent USAA.COM 18.80m -
7 7 shields, sean Unattached 18.30m -
8 8 Lewis, Jason SO Arizona State 17.82m -
9 9 Navarro, Tomas SR Arizona State 17.12m -
10 10 Syversen, Knut FR Memphis 16.98m -
11 Best, Shawn SR Arizona ND -
0879 athletes over 18,96 m (62' 2.1/2")
1875 athletes over 18,00 m (59' 3/4)
2847 athletes over 17,40 m (57' 1")
3822 athletes over 17,00 m (55' 9.1/4")
7341 athletes over 16,00 m (52' 6")
published at May 27th 2008 1:37am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from bingisser
Club Northwest's All-Comers series is starting in Seattle this week. Meets will be hosted every Wednesday night at Shoreline High School. For more info, visit:
Prize money is available. Check the link for details. The shot put, discus, and javelin will be hosted every week. In addition, I am putting together some hammer competitions. So far, we will be having competitions on the following dates:
**PLEASE E-MAIL ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE HAMMER AS THE COMPETITION WILL BE AT A DIFFERENT VENUE AND I'M STILL PUTTING THINGS TOGETHER**
published at May 27th 2008 3:47am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Tony Ciarelli
I have a tough day on Friday, my senior daughter Katelyn is throwing at 3:00 pm at the NCAA Western Regionals at Northridge. She is Ranked #6 in the West, trying to make her first NCAA Finals. My sophomore High school thrower Cecil is throwing at 5:30 at Cerritos College in the California State Prelims. He Ranked #3. Cerritos is about an hour away from Northridge if!! there is no traffic, let's see Friday at 4:00 in LA, Traffic never. I've only seen about 3 or 4 of her meets this year, which is the way it's been every year. The life of a coach, what are you gonna do?
Capo di tutti Capi
published at May 27th 2008 4:37am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from MJ
I know this is not about throwing, but since AC's standards are getting much attention as the trials near, I thought it was interesting nonetheless. Kudos to John Little for coming out and making a public statement
Higher Canadian standards bar top marathoners from Olympics
The first Canadian man and woman to surge across the finish line of the Ottawa marathon this past weekend won't be going to the Olympics in Beijing in August even though they both met international Olympic standards.
Gitah Macharia came 14th overall at the ING Ottawa marathon Sunday with a time of 2:16:55 and Tara Quinn-Smith came fourth in her category with a time of 2:33:58.
Quinn-Smith beat the women's international A standard of 2:37:00 by more than three minutes and the B standard of 2:42 by more than eight during her first-ever marathon race.
However, she did not meet Athletics Canada's tougher A and B women's standards of 2:29:08 and 2:31:00 respectively.
Macharia beat the international B standard of 2:18:00 by more than a minute, but didn't meet the A standard of 2:15:00. However, he fell far short of the Canadian A and B men's standards of 2:12:38 and 2:14:00 respectively.
John Little, a runner from Flagstaff, Ariz., who trains with several Canadians there, said if Macharia were American, Finnish or Norwegian, he would be going to the Olympics because he met the B standard.
"But the Canadian federation is more interested in making sure 50 officials go and 50 coaches go," Little alleged.
He called the men's qualifying A standard of 2:12:38 ridiculous, and said "2:15, 2:18 will win in Beijing."
The Canadian Olympic Committee defended its standards Sunday, saying they are in line with standards in other industrialized nations.
Still happy with result
The fact that Macharia won't be going to the Olympics didn't dampen his spirits Sunday.
He celebrated his finish by wrapping himself in the Canadian flag as he embraced his wife and children.
"Makes me feel good. Proud of being Canadian," said Macharia, who was born in Congo, spent much of his life in Kenya and became a citizen earlier this year. "Nice people ... I had fun."
Quinn-Smith was similarly pleased by the results of her first marathon, and was upbeat about her chances of qualifying for the Olympics in 2012.
"With this being my first one, I think it sets me up well to really do well over the next few years and hopefully improve and make that Olympic team," she said.
To qualify as a rising star in the marathon event, a Canadian athlete had to achieve a B standard between Sept. 1, 2006, and May 25, 2008, and never have been on a World Championship or Olympic Games team before 2007.
Other athletes had to meet an A+ standard between Sept. 1, 2006, and May 25, 2007, or an A standard between May 26, 2007, and May 25, 2008.
published at May 27th 2008 8:33am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Dan P
haha, try telling that to my sophomore last year. choked HARD. come to think of it my freshman kinda choked this year too.
although it doesnt compare but my version of a tough day is when the boys and girls are competing at just about the same time and the rings are a good 200yds apart from each other. good times
published at May 27th 2008 9:58am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from drbeaufay
Awesome video of the Tucson shot... looked to be a great comp and the edited product was great thanks to Men Without Hats.
published at May 27th 2008 10:30am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Norm Zylstra
We're hosting a USATF throwing meet at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We'll begin competing at 4:30 p.m. Please let me know if you're coming.
published at May 27th 2008 10:33pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from 70footer
as we head in to the final stretch leading up to the trials....what are the major meet dates, and when exactly are the trials set for the shot?
published at May 27th 2008 11:31pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from hammer forever
the results for the BYU High Performance meet June 24 Javelin 3rd place competitors was puzzling- both M & W GOLD took one throw, sub-par, and then passed 5 remaining throws!
I don't understand the "blue" and "gold" fields, either- some of the same competitors, different results....
published at May 28th 2008 12:15am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/