Women's Hammer Throw
Notes: Wisconsin Oshkosh junior Holly Ozanich won the women's hammer throw with a mark of 188 feet, four inches. It marks the fifth straight year a UW-Oshkosh individual has won the women's hammer and her mark set a new stadium record. Cal Lutheran senior Christa Youngern was second, followed by UW-Oshkosh's Susie Trzebiatowski and Ellie Sitek. Claire Ray of the University of Chicago and Alyssa Pirinelli of St. Lawrence were also repeat All-Americans.
Holly Ozanich Quotes:
On Moving up from ninth last spring to becoming the national champion: “My teammates and I hit the weight room really hard since then, and we have spent numerous hours outside getting used to the elements and figuring out how to maximize our abilities. I feel we have truly done that, and I am so grateful for my coaches and their hard work.”
On What it means to be so successful: “It is truly a dream of mine to be a national champion at the outdoor meet. It’s such a beautiful day today, and I feel blessed to be a part of this whole experience.”
What your plans are for the rest of the week: “I am going to relax and go shopping. I will cheer my teammates on the rest of the weekend, and then hop on the bus and head back to Wisconsin.”
How it feels to be a double national champion: “What a great accomplishment. It feels so good to be a champion indoors, and then to carry that momentum outdoors and complete the double.”
Hammer Throw Round 1, Flight 1 1 Susie Trzebiatowski, Sr, Wisconsin Oshkosh 179-9 (54.80m)q Stadium record Was 173-1 (52.76m); Beth Swope, Geneseo SUNY, 1999 2 Claire Ray, Sr, University of Chicago 175-6 (53.49m)q 3 Amanda Brichacek, Jr, Nebraska Wesleyan 171-8 (52.33m)q 4 Rochaunda Harris, Jr, Greenville College 168-4 (51.32m)q 5 Emily Niehaus, So, Centre College 168-0 (51.20m) 6 Jessa Luebke, Jr, Wisconsin Whitewater 167-9 (51.15m) 7 Brittany Frederick, So, Wisconsin Eau Claire 166-1 (50.62m) 8 Samantha Loew, Fr, Wisconsin Oshkosh 164-9 (50.22m) 9 Yaneve Fonge, Jr, Univ of Rochester 161-3 (49.14m) Round 1, Flight 2 1 Holly Ozanich, Jr, Wisconsin Oshkosh 188-4 (57.40m)q Stadium record 2 Christa Youngern, Sr, California Lutheran 180-8 (55.08m)q 3 Alyssa Pirinelli, Sr, St. Lawrence 172-1 (52.45m)q 4 Vantiel Elizabeth Dunca, Sr, Bates College 170-5 (51.94m)q 5 Ellie Sitek, Sr, Wisconsin Oshkosh 170-4 (51.93m)q 6 Stephanie Powell, Sr, Brockport S U N Y 167-0 (50.91m) 7 Sharon Rymut, Sr, Ohio Wesleyan 157-3 (47.95m) 8 Erica Cox, Jr, Whitworth University 156-8 (47.77m) 9 Alexia Child, So, Wisconsin Oshkosh 149-10 (45.66m) Final 1 Holly Ozanich, Jr, Wisconsin Oshkosh 188-4 (57.40m) (F, 50.55, 57.40, 56.17, 53.05, 55.02) Stadium record 2 Christa Youngern, Sr, California Lutheran 186-11 (56.99m) (F, 53.11, 55.08, 56.99, F, 56.22) 3 Susie Trzebiatowski, Sr, Wisconsin Oshkosh 183-0 (55.79m) (54.80, 54.10, F, F, 51.77, 55.79) 4 Ellie Sitek, Sr, Wisconsin Oshkosh 177-3 (54.02m) (50.00, F, 51.93, 50.24, 50.96, 54.02) 5 Claire Ray, Sr, University of Chicago 175-11 (53.63m) (52.37, 51.73, 53.49, 53.63, 51.12, 51.73) 6 Alyssa Pirinelli, Sr, St. Lawrence 173-4 (52.85m) (50.97, 52.45, 51.15, 51.19, 50.03, 52.85) 7 Amanda Brichacek, Jr, Nebraska Wesleyan 171-8 (52.33m) (F, 52.33, F, F, 48.79, F) 8 Rochaunda Harris, Jr, Greenville College 171-7 (52.30m) (49.35, 48.95, 51.32, 52.30, F, F) 9 Vantiel Elizabeth Dunca, Sr, Bates College 170-5 (51.94m) (F, 51.94, 48.70, 50.36, F, F)