Girls Hammer Throw -
Many of the athletes at NON are identified by the club they represent outside their track season and are decked out in garb from said club. Still, we know most of them by their high school affiliation.
Not so much so with the girls of Throw One Deep. They are known for their hammer throwing, an event not contested in Georgia or many other states. Saturday, they hammered the competition into submission by taking the top four and six of the top eight places.
It was no surprise that Lassiter (Marietta GA) sr Emily Bernhardt led the way. Although she fouled three times, each of her fair throws was good enough to win the competition, including the first. That one marked 168-02, while the her fourth was the best one at 169-01.
“I started out just trying to get a feel for the ring,” Bernhardt said. “I was going to fast at first. I pulled one out of the sector and had a foot foul.”
She added that two of the fouls were in the 178-180 foot range, increasing her confidence heading into USATF. “I’m really finally beginning to believe in myself. USATF (and making worlds team) is what I’ve been thinking about since I first threw 180. I’ve been pointing to it since the beginning of the year.”
TOD members Allison Horner (158-05) and Patrice Gates (147-06) rounded out the top three.
Pocatello, Idahoan Maureen Griffin's 1998 National record of
"I wanted the meet record (Griffin's 187-10 in 1997) and I'm upset that I
She also fouled toss No. 5 but all three of her legal throws were in the
Licensed to C.F.P.I. Timing & Data Hy-Tek's Meet Manager Nike Outdoor Nationals - 6/15/2006 to 6/17/2006 North Carolina A+T University, Greensboro, NC Results Girls Hammer Throw ========================================================================== National: $ 201-07 5/30/1998 Maureen Griffin, Pocatello, ID Meet: # 187-10 6/14/1997 Maureen Griffin, Pocatello, ID Freshman: 159-09 6/2005 Allison Horner, Lovett, Marietta, GA Sophomore: 176-00 1999 Kate Johnson, Warwick, RI Junior: 187-10 1997 Maureen Griffin, Pocatello, ID Senior: 201-07 1998 Maureen Griffin, Pocatello, ID Name Year School Finals ========================================================================== Flight 1 1 Emily Pendleton 07 Woodmore,Lindsey, O 41.25m 135-04 2 Ciara Taborn 07 St. Peter Chanel,Cl 39.76m 130-05 3 Ilaria Scott 06 Hendrick Hudson,Mon 37.67m 123-07 4 Kadine Johnson 07 New Rochelle-Grl,Ne 37.51m 123-01 5 Brianna Strother 08 St. Peter Chanel,Cl 37.10m 121-09 6 Jennifer Fleser 07 Toll Gate HS,Warwic 36.06m 118-04 7 Emily Green 06 Columbus Elite,Colu 32.95m 108-01 8 Erin Pendleton 09 Woodmore,Lindsey, O 31.43m 103-01 9 Alexandra Roberts 08 Columbus Elite,Hill 30.86m 101-03 10 Emily Overmyer 07 St. Joseph's HS,Fre 25.35m 83-02 -- Jennifer Mack 06 Custer HS,Watertown FOUL Flight 2 1 Emily Bernhardt 06 Lassiter HS,Mariett 51.54m 169-01 2 Allison Horner 08 Throw One Deep,Mari 48.29m 158-05 3 Patrice Gates 09 Villa Rica HS,Villa 44.97m 147-06 4 Lauren Chambers 09 Kell HS,Acworth, GA 43.88m 143-11 5 Lindsay Pehmoeller 06 Arlington Throwi,Po 41.93m 137-07 6 Jessica Irizarry 06 Throw One Deep,Acwo 39.91m 130-11 7 Robin Callan 08 Wilson Memoral T,Mo 39.36m 129-02 8 Kristin Smith 06 Throw One Deep,Mari 38.74m 127-01 9 Emily Settle 07 Roy C. Ketcham,Wapp 38.41m 126-00 10 Cynthia Lloyd 07 New Rochelle-Grl,Ne 36.69m 120-04 -- Alyssa Cambareri 06 Minisink Valley,Oti FOUL