The New England High School Weight Throw Championship meet held in Providence, RI on Thursday February 21st featured several state athletes who qualified for New Balance Indoor Nationals including Michael Browning of RHAM and Allyah Boothe of Bloomfield as both took home bronze medals.
In the Boys 25lb Weight Throw Championship event won by Kyle Moison (Lincoln RI) with a toss of 70’00”, Browning, the State Open champion in the Shot Put, threw his personal best with a 67’2” throw. Browning’s throw is ranked the 24th best in the country according to Bob Gourley’s weekly national performance list. His throw is less than two and a half feet short of Danbury’s Robert Guider’s state record of 69’7.25” set at the meet in 2009.
Top 6 finishers at the New England Boys 25lb Weight Throw Championship (photo courtesy of Coach Larkin of Bloomfield)
The Girls 20lb Weight Throw Championship event was won by Cheyenne Figueroa (Classical RI) with a mark of 57’5.75”. In a personal best effort, Booth threw 49’11.50” which ranks as the 31st best throw nationally and less than four feet of the state record 53’8.75” set by Karina Foster of Bloomfield’s eight years ago.
Top 6 finishers at the New England Girls 20lb Weight Throw Championship (photo courtesy of Coach Larkin of Bloomfield)
Additional Connecticut athletes qualifying for the New Balance Indoor Weight Throw Championship event on March 8-10 in New York were Coventry’s Joseph Lanham, who threw 64’5.5” good for fifth place and Southington’s Trinity Cardillo, seventh place, with her heave of 48’10”.
Athlete who qualified for the New Balance Indoor Weight Throw Emerging Elite event included Bloomfield’s Aaron Williams with his 9th place throw of 60’5”, which is a school record. Sophomore Leah Moore of Hillhouse threw 46’2.25” to also earn a start in the Emerging Elite event.
Other Connecticut athletes who competed in the event included:
Boys’ 25lb Weight Throw
· 15 Nate Quaye Manchester, CT 53-10.00
· 21 Jonathan Prell Simsbury, CT 49-05.50
· 27 Jaden Saulters Bloomfield, CT 47-03.00
· 34 Alex Krause Coventry, CT 35-10.00
GIRLS' 20lb WEIGHT THROW
· 18 Otisha Williams Bloomfield, CT 41-03.00
· 29 Morgan Sator CREC Academy 36-01.50
· 45 Brooke Dutton Coventry, CT 26-02.00
BOYS 35# WEIGHT THROW
· 4 Joseph Lanham Coventry, CT 47-07.00
The complete meet results are available for the New England Weight Throw Championship on the Results page sponsored by soundRUNNER Scholastic with stores in Branford, Fairfield, Glastonbury and Old Saybrook. The meet was held at the Providence Career and Technical School in Providence RI on Thursday, February 21, 2019.
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