Prefontaine Classic 2014 Eugene

  • The current field of six shot putters for the Prefontaine Classic is as follows:
    Reese Hoffa (USA)
    Ryan Whiting (USA)
    Dylan Armstrong (Canada)
    Tomasz Majewski (Poland)
    David Storl (Germany)
    Ladislav Prasil (Czech Republic)


    How about expanding the field to 8 throwers and place American 70'+ shot putters Kurt Roberts and Joe Kovacs in? Obviously, both of them have shown that they can compete in, and possibly win, any Diamond League Meet.


    If you feel the same way, please contact meet director Tom Jordan. Twitter @premeetdirector


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    Years ago, when no US meets wanted the men's shot, USATF Development plus private and personal donations supplied the Pre Classic with a full field of shot putters AND the guys never asked for prize money. This went on for several years and was done also with the old Jenner Meet along with several other meets. In fact, one year (1995) an entire Indoor "Grand Prix" season was put together for the Men's Shot and Men's 35lb Weight solely with Development Money and Private Donations (and many of the throwers picked up their own "tab"). Maybe meet promoters and directors need to be reminded once in a while the help they received to 1) supply them with great fields and 2) in some cases, keep the meets from going under.


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    Rob Lasorsa

  • I apologize for forgetting to mention Christian Cantwell and Cory Martin also. The Diamond League allows 12 people per event, so to have 10-12 top shot putters should be a "no brainer." In fact, Cory and Christian will both be competing at the Diamond League meet in Shanghai (CHN) on May 18 prior to the Pre Classic.
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  • Guys, the deal is that the US has an influx of shot putters over 70'...we have since the 90s. And look at it this way...if one country has 8 throwers while others have one or two, it doesn't look good...looks like favoritism. How would you. as an American, feel if Russia had 6 throwers in a meet to your 1 American?

  • Guys, the deal is that the US has an influx of shot putters over 70'...we have since the 90s. And look at it this way...if one country has 8 throwers while others have one or two, it doesn't look good...looks like favoritism. How would you. as an American, feel if Russia had 6 throwers in a meet to your 1 American?


    I'd rather see the best throw. Just like I'd like to see all the Kenyans in the Olympics.

  • Shot Put Prefontaine Classic - Start Lists
    Reese Hoffa (USA) 73-7¼ (22.43)
    Ryan Whiting (USA) 73-1¼ (22.28)
    Joe Kovacs (USA) 70-5 1/4 (21.47)
    Tomasz Majewski (Poland) 72-0¼ (21.95)
    Ladislav Prasil (Czech Republic) 70-5¼ (21.47)
    German Lujan Lauro (Argentina)
    Christian Cantwell (USA) 73-11 1/2 (22.54)


    The current field of six shot putters for the Prefontaine Classic as of April 8:
    Reese Hoffa (USA)
    Ryan Whiting (USA)
    Dylan Armstrong (Canada)
    Tomasz Majewski (Poland)
    David Storl (Germany)
    Ladislav Prasil (Czech Republic)

  • Javelin Prefontaine Classic - Start Lists
    Andreas Thorkildsen (Norway) 300-6 (91.59)
    Dmitriy Tarabin (Russia) 291-6 (88.84)
    Vitezslav Vesely (Czech Republic) 289-10 (88.34)
    Petr Frydrych (Czech Republic) 289-5 (88.23)
    Kim Amb (Sweden) 277-7 (84.61)
    Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad) 277-6 (84.58)
    Thomas Rohler (Germany) 275-5 (83.95)
    Sam Humphreys (USA) 272-9 (83.14)

  • Discus Prefontaine Classic website - Start Lists
    Sandra Perkovic (Croatia) 231-4 (70.52)
    Nadine Müller (Germany) 226-0 (68.89)
    Julia Fischer (Germany) 218-0 (66.46)
    Gia Lewis-Smallwood (USA) 217-6 (66.29)
    Melina Robert-Michon (France) 217-5 (66.28)
    Zaneta Glanc (Poland) 214-4 (65.34)
    Shanice Craft (Germany) 212-9 (64.85)


  • Ug, why no Storl?
    Armstrong seems like he's on the shelf.

  • What a startlist for the women’s discus event. Current World Champion Sandra Perkovic, who is also leading the world with her throw of 70,52m takes another win in the DL. She was able to throw 69,32m (227′ 5″) in the fifth round. Among the start list there are three German throwers as well. The best […]

  • So the Womens Discus event is over, next up was the Men’s Shot Put event. Among the startlist is no one less than the kiwi bronze medalist Tom Walsh from the Indoor World Championships. Since he won the bronze medal he’s been invited to stop by at some Diamond League meetings. The two time Olympic […]

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