Girls Weight Throw


Emily Bernhardt GA 54-4.75

text by Elliott Denman

Emily Bernhardt's gold medal heave of 54-4 ¾ for Lassiter High of Marietta,
Ga. would have won just two of seven previous NIN weight-throw crowns.

Not touched were Maureen Griffin (Pocatello, Idaho)'s National record
heave of 60-10 ½ in 1997 as well as Kristen Michalski (West Warwick, Rhode Island)'s meet best-ever of 60-8 ¾ in 2002.

But it's the gold medal she collected, the champion's ring she signed up
for, along with her huge margin of victory, that counted most to Bernhardt. Jennifer Mack of South Dakota's Custer High was a distant second at 48-11 ¾ with Allison Horner of Atlanta's Throw One Deep club third at 48-9.

"I'm really happy to win the national championship, but I was really
hoping to get the state and national records, too," said Bernhardt, who came in with a 2006 best of 56-7 ¼.
"I wasn't worried about winning, it was more about the national record."
The future literature major hopes to continue her throwing career as a
collegian, with Kentucky, Louisville and Indiana State high on her list.




Event 42  Girls Weight Throw


    National: N 60-10.50  3/8/1997    Maureen Griffin, Pocatello, ID           

        Meet: M 60-08.75  3/9/2002    Kristen Michalski, West Warwick, RI      

    Freshman: ( 47-02.50  2/12/2006   Lauren Chambers, Kell, Marietta, GA      

   Sophomore: R 53-07.75  1999        Kate Johnston, Warwick, RI               

      Junior: J 60-10.50  1997        Maureen Griffin, Pocatello, ID           

      Senior: $    60-00  1998        Maureen Griffin, Pocatello, ID           

    Name                    Year School                  Finals           


  1 Bernhardt, Emily          06 Lassiter TC,Mariett     16.58m   54-04.75 

  2 Mack, Jennifer            06 Custer HS,Custer, S     14.93m   48-11.75 

  3 Horner, Allison           08 Throw One Deep,Mari     14.86m   48-09.00 

  4 Williams, Kim             06 Alexander HS,Dougla     14.79m   48-06.25 

  5 Taborn, Ciara             07 St. Peter Chanel,Cl     14.03m   46-00.50 

  6 Callen, Robin             08 Wilson Memorial,Mon     13.80m   45-03.50 

  7 Pehmoeller, Lindsay       06 Arlington Throwe,Po     13.26m   43-06.00 

  8 Vidmar, Christine         06 Reservoir TC,Fulton     12.67m   41-07.00 

  9 Wardyga, Pamela           06 Tolman HS,Pawtucket     11.81m   38-09.00 

 10 Rathburn, Alexandra       07 Austintown Commu,Ca     10.42m   34-02.25 

 11 Baker, Caity              07 Liberty HS,Liberty,     10.13m   33-03.00 

 12 Strother, Brianna         08 St. Peter Chanel,Cl     10.08m   33-01.00 

 13 Agee, Lindsey             06 The Woodlands HS,Th     10.05m   32-11.75 

 14 Scott, Ilaria             06 Hendrick Hudson,Mon      9.64m   31-07.50 

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