Launchers throwing season ends with Corn Boil Open

John Decoste
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Another successful throwing season is in the books for Launchers Athletics following the Corn Boil Open July 26 at the Launch Pad in Port Williams.

The traditional final meet of the competitive throwing season locally saw competition in all four throwing disciplines – discus, shot put, javelin and hammer.

In discus, Taylor Stutely won the junior women’s division with a top throw of 39.08 metres. Annie McCarthy captured the midget division with a top throw of 23.95.

Jodi Langley won the senior women’s division with a throw of 43.93, the top female throw of the day. Jane Warren took the masters division with a throw of 14.36.

In men’s discus, Josh Bell claimed the midget division with a top throw of 45.59 metres, which also stood as the top discus throw of the meet.

Riley Jennings took the youth division with a best throw of 42.22. Alex Rawding won the junior division with 40.91, Lee Myrick was tops in the masters division with 36.33, and David Bambrick topped the Paralympic F37 division with 32.64.

In hammer, Annie McCarthy was the only female competitor, and won the midget division with a top throw of 26.84 metres.

There was more competition in the men’s division, which was won by Drew Erskine with a throw of 53.46. Erskine didn’t run away with the title, though. Jennings threw 46.69, Greg McCarthy 49.57, Sam Hines 46.60 and Thayne Hebb 39.32.

In women’s shot put, Stutely won the junior division with a throw of 12.46 metres. Langley won the senior division with 12.40, Ruth Hall the midget division with 8.81 and Warren the masters division with 5.71.

In men’s shot put, Bell won the midget division with a throw of 13.66, Jennings took the youth division with 14.50, Nathan Burris the senior division with 14.45, Rawding the junior division with 11.78, Myrick the masters division at 12.39 and Bambrick the Senior F37 division with 11.76.

In women’s javelin, Mira Alexander took the midget division with a throw of 27.49, with Ruth Hall second at 20.95. Olivia Walker won the youth division with 19.10, Kaitlyn Wohlmuth the peewee division at 11.81 and Warren the masters division with 14.12.

In men’s javelin, Byron Wood had the top result of the meet, winning the youth division with 48.58. Christian Christie took the midget division with 42.71, and Myrick the masters division with 48.79.

The completion of the Corn Boil Open saw the 2014 JumpStart Athletics throwing series decided. Jennings, whose specialty is shot put, won the overall series title with 2,443 points for top finishes.

Bell (discus) placed second with 2,367 points, edging out Erskine (hammer) who settled for third with 2,366. In a close race, Burris (shot put) was fourth overall with 2,346 and Greg McCarthy (shot put) fifth with 2,334.

Rounding out the top-10 were Langley (discus), sixth overall, and the top female, with 2,203; Rawding (discus), seventh with 2,201; Stutely (shot put), eighth with 2,144; Connor Ross (shot put), ninth with 1,940; and Hebb (shot put), tenth with 1,939.

 

Organizations: Paralympic F37 division, Senior F37 division

Geographic location: Port Williams

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