Foley takes Great Southwest hammer title with new best
Hammer throwers from Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and Nevada converged Albuquerque this weekend for the Great Southwest Track and Field Classic. Senior Michael Foley (Norte Dame Preparatory, Scottsdale, AZ) threw a small personal best and new state record of 210'10" to win the men's competition. Austin Cook (Overton, TX) and freshman Jacob Beene (Gilbert, AZ) also improved their best with throws over 180-feet. Cook had thrown 156'2" last season and will now make his debut on this year's national performance list, while Beene had already thrown 169' this year. Ashley Weber (Buena, Sierra Vista, AZ) easily won the girl's competition and was just a few feet shy of her own personal best. Cortney Miller (Calvary Chapel Christian, Las Vegas, NV) took second.
37th Great Southwest Track & Field Classic - 5/31/2012 to 6/2/2012 University of New Mexico Boys Hammer Throw ========================================================================== Sponsor: TRISH AND PAT PORTER GSWTFC: M 205-02 1994 James Parker, Salt Lake City, Utah National Rec: N 260-00 6/28/2008 Conor McCullough, Chaminade, West Hills,CA Name Year School Finals ========================================================================== 1 407 Foley, Michael SR Arizona 64.27m 210-10 2 658 Cook, Austin JR Texas 56.84m 186-06 3 402 Beene, Jacob FR Arizona 54.89m 180-01 4 598 Munoz, Zack 0 New Mexico 41.67m 136-08 5 693 Yow, Michael JR Texas 41.15m 135-00 6 599 Newell, Jacob 0 New Mexico 39.15m 128-05 7 620 Sanchez, Alvaro SO New Mexico 37.71m 123-09 Girls Hammer Throw ========================================================================== Sponsor: TRISH AND PAT PORTER GSWTFC: M 179-11 2008 Emma MacCoruodale, Nanaimo, Canada National Rec: N 214-04 6/15/2010 Shelby Ashe, Atlanta, GA Name Year School Finals ========================================================================== 1 38 Weber, Ashley SR Arizona 50.97m 167-03 2 141 Miller, Cortney JR Nevada 43.43m 142-06 3 10 Fakler, Erin SO Arizona 30.94m 101-06 4 15 Holmes-DiGiovine, SO Arizona 27.21m 89-03 5 235 Wolfman, Jenea SR New Mexico 26.65m 87-05 6 182 Ganz, Haley SR New Mexico 23.99m 78-08 7 236 Ybarra, Antionette JR New Mexico 22.90m 75-01