Quote from KSCTHROWER
Definitely some surprises... Looks like it was a hack of a competition!
Men Hammer Throw Senior/Open
World: W 86.74m 8/30/1986 Yuriy Sedykh, URS
American: A 82.52m 9/7/1996 Lance Deal, NYAC
Name Year Team Finals
1 Jake Freeman NYAC 76.51m 251-00
73.33m 76.51m FOUL 69.57m FOUL 73.70m
2 Kibwe Johnson NYAC 76.31m 250-04
72.52m 75.94m 76.31m FOUL 72.70m 75.12m
3 Andrew Loftin unattached 75.42m 247-05
70.64m 75.42m 72.65m FOUL FOUL FOUL
4 A.G. Kruger Nike 73.90m 242-05
70.18m 70.65m FOUL FOUL 73.90m FOUL
5 Garland Porter unattached 71.79m 235-06
71.67m FOUL 65.04m FOUL 71.79m 68.69m
6 Cory Martin Nike 71.63m 235-00
71.63m 71.31m FOUL 70.52m 70.13m FOUL
7 Walter Henning LSU 71.56m 234-09
69.57m 71.56m 69.14m FOUL 71.35m FOUL
8 Chris Cralle unattached 71.09m 233-03
69.47m 70.40m 71.09m 70.61m 70.03m 69.57m
9 Eric Flores California Lutheran 70.44m 231-01
70.44m 68.09m FOUL
10 Chris Rohr unattached 70.04m 229-09
FOUL FOUL 70.04m
11 Michael Mai US Army 69.46m 227-11
69.22m FOUL 69.46m
12 Nick Welihozkiy unattached 67.74m 222-03
66.04m 67.74m 66.62m
13 Lucais MacKay Shore AC 67.58m 221-09
65.74m FOUL 67.58m
14 David Paul unattached 67.43m 221-03
FOUL FOUL 67.43m
15 Andy Fryman unattached 67.35m 220-11
67.35m 65.89m FOUL
16 Jesse Doty Syracuse Cha 65.89m 216-02
65.86m 65.89m FOUL
17 Kevin Becker Shore AC 63.61m 208-08
FOUL 63.61m FOUL
18 John Freeman Georgia 63.16m 207-03
FOUL FOUL 63.16m
-- Chris Bryce unattached FOUL
FOUL FOUL FOUL
published at Jun 26th 2010 1:13am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from ThrowCrohns
I am not sure why people continue to talk about the poor coverage of the throws. Yes I would love to watch a lot of the discus, hammer, and jav, but we all know that is not going to happen. If you do not know whats going on in those events it loses its appeal after a couple of throws. Also if you are not paying attention you have no idea who is winning. People that are not in the sport will always want to see the 100m and Shot Put because tehy can relate to those. Also when you really think about it, if they showed even the final round of the discus it would be kind of boring for the average thrower because of the time between throws.
I am all for TV coverage of the throws, but I dont think its gonna happen and get a little tired of hearing people complain about the same thing. Only thing we can hope for is that big meets will do they same thing that NCAA's did and show field events on their own streamed website.
published at Jun 26th 2010 2:23am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Hunter
The reason the shot gets good coverage compared to the other throwing events because the US typically has 4-5 of the top ten throwers in the world.
Does a subpar discus, javelin or hammer comp deserve coverage?
published at Jun 26th 2010 3:37am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from w8coach
The interest level would be higher with bigger performances. We should not judge here though as we don't know what the conditions our discus throwers faced in this competition. Iowa and much of the midwest does not sound like the weather and discus rings are set up for optimum performances. I know Drake can be god but I don't know what happened today.
published at Jun 26th 2010 4:28am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from ZHazen
Having thrown a lot of disc and watched a lot of those guys and having been there today I can say it was at least a -3m wind out there, nothing was flying at all. (-3m meaning you lose about 3m)
published at Jun 26th 2010 5:04am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Kap
would be Kara Patterson's US record- the #4 performance in the world. Just because M DT conditions/results were down doesn't mean other throws were poor as well. Top 2 in both Jr M&W javelin PR'd by big margins to make World team.... nothing to sneeze at there, either.
If you think the general TV population gets bored easily then why choose to show every step of the M&W 5,000? TV producers can edit video to make any competition interesting to the casual fan.... the 2000 Trials mens shot 1988 Olympics men's shot & javelin come to mind as examples.
published at Jun 26th 2010 12:55pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from bingisser
Great comp in the men's hammer yesterday. Second best throw ever for Freeman to win (his best mark is at Princeton). PR for Johnson for 2nd place (not counting the downhill Marietta mark). And, biggest of all, a 3m+ PR for Loftin. He took four years off (his PR was from 2004) and now has truly returned to form. His mark is actually a 4m PR for his second hammer career.
This is all not to mention the new junior record set by McCullough and 70m throw for Justin Welch. Let's see if the women can match this. If so, we might see an AR.
published at Jun 26th 2010 1:25pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from jucs
Having been there quite few times due to high school throwing in Iowa all I can say is it tends to be "all over the place" at times. If they threw where they did this year at Drake. It has sorta like hills around it and it's "down in" if that makes sense. One second you think it's a right cross then it switches.
Let's just say the wind seems to be "turbulent" there and unpredictable based on what I have seen the last 2 years (our state meet is there too). So, I am not surprised distances were down.
published at Jun 26th 2010 2:27pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Lakerthrows
Does anyone know what is happening with oregon? Is lance retiring?
"Responsible for conducting all assigned coaching, recruiting, and administrative responsibilities for the track programs in the throwing events. Submit letter of interest, resume, credentials, and the names and phone numbers of three references to Mark Ruckwardt, University of Oregon Athletic Department, 2727 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, OR 97401. Fax (541) 346-5031. Email: email@example.com For a more complete description of the position, required and preferred qualifications, see position announcement at http://hr.uoregon.edu/jobs. Review of applications will begin immediately; position open until filled. AA/EEO/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity."
published at Jun 26th 2010 4:08pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from bingisser
Lysenko threw 76.03m today in Moscow. That's the second best mark in the world this year. Moreno also improved her SB considerably to 75.19m (5th best this year). Results here.
In Germany, Harting threw 67.62m to beat Harradine (who had a SB of 64.68m).
published at Jun 26th 2010 7:35pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Coach_Baer
We are taking some of our kids up to Iron Wood and have run into a bit of a problem. Our best kid decided he wants to go up. The only issue is that we are taking a 7 seat vehicle and he is our 8th person. I really don't want to have to leave him here. He is going to be a senior and just finished his first season of throwing at 54 and 136 in the disc. Is there any chance that some of you ringers are driving from Northern California?
published at Jun 26th 2010 8:12pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Mr.Incredible
Could they have picked a worst facility for Nationals. When I am watching it on TV and see the infield, I think more of the upcoming football season than I do of Track And Field. As they were showing the running events there wasn't even any people in the stands on the backstretch. You would think that the USATF could get it right and have the meet at a facility that is constructed for Track and Field alone, and all of the field events are run in the infield. Keep it at Hayward every year.
published at Jun 27th 2010 12:44am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/