Hammering Conor Followup

Posted: 26 June by Brett Hoover in Uncategorized

There was some level of disappointment here at HepsTrack when Princeton freshman Conor McCullough opted to sit out the NCAA Championships in May. But now, well, McCullough has vindication after smashing the American Junior record in the men’s hammer throw yesterday at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

The 2008 World Junior silver medalist, McCullough launched the hammer 256-10 to demolish the previous American Junior record of 252-4 set by Walter Henning when he won the 2008 World Junior Championships.

“I qualified (for NCAAs) but didn’t go in order to train for this,” McCullough said. “It’s extra traveling. I have more years to do it,so I might as well (miss NCAAs) now. And the (NCAA) hammer is 6 kilograms, so it’s a little different and this is my last year with it. So I decided to train for (this meet) and it’s a world (junior) championship, it’s not an NCAA championship. World is a bigger, bigger deal.”


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