One Young Tiger Wins, Another Leads

Posted: 25 June by Brett Hoover in Uncategorized

Two Princeton freshmen won Heps champions during the academic year and now they are after national crowns. In fact, hammer thrower extraordinaire Conor McCullough [photographed by Nathan Crumpton] has already taken the title at the USATF Junior Nationals, which are being conducted simultaneously with Nationals at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

McCullough easily won the hammer, throwing 256-10, more than 26 feet further than the nearest competitor. In fact, McCullough worst of six throws would have earned him the national title. He has qualified for the IAAF World Junior Championships slated for Moncton, N.B., Canada, in less than a month.

Meanwhile, Tiger rookie Peter Callahan looks to join him in that trip after posting the top qualifying time in the juniors 1,500-meter run (3:50.74). He will shoot for a ticket to Moncton on Saturday night in Des Moines.

  1. […] third qualifier is Princeton star hammer thrower Conor McCullough, who broke the American junior record in the event at the USATF Junior […]

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