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XCHQ's Joe Frye throws well at NCAA Championships

Tue, May  31, 2011 - By Bob Frye

Joe Frye is on sabbatical from Cross Country Ski Headquarters Team and Michigan Cup competition. He been quite busy, however.

As you can see below Joe had some serious competition in the NCAA Eastern Division I Regionals in men's hammer throw. The guys who took 1st and 2nd second place are the best in the USA. The rest of the group is made up of throwers from Division I schools mostly east of the Mississippi. Compare Joe's finish to all the Big Ten Schools to get an idea of what he was up against.

In the prelims there were 3 flights of 16 throwers in each flight. Joe was in the second flight and threw well. He qualified for the finals placing 15th out of the 16 finalists. During the warm ups for the finals Joe had a magnificent throw. I would say 3 meters further than his personal record. Of course the chances were slim that he could repeat that throw in the finals. In the finals his first throw was OK, he fouled on his second throw and on his third and final throw of his NCAA career he threw his 2nd best throw ever. Even if he had thrown his personal record he still would have ended up in 14th place. The top 12 places go on the NCAA Division I Finals in Iowa. We are extremely proud of Joe and of the hard work he has put forth over the past 5 years of his college athletic career (he was redshirted in his junior year).

Joe will stay on at Belmont through next year as a Graduate Assistant Track and Field coach. He will receive his Master's Degree in Athletic Administration in May of 2012.

We believe that kids and adults who play outdoors all year around and are encouraged to participate in athletics have a great future.

All the best,
Bob & Lynne

                    Indiana University Track & Field 
                      NCAA Division I 2011 Outdoor                       
              Track & Field Championships -East Preliminary               
               Indiana University  - 5/26/2011 to 5/28/2011               

Event 19  Men Hammer Throw
    American: A 82.52m  9/7/1996    Lance Deal, NYAC                      
College Best: C 82.56m  8/23/1995   Balazs Kiss, USC                      
   NCAA Meet: N 80.86m  5/31/1996   Balazs Kiss, USC                      
    Name                    Year School                 Prelims           
 1 Marcel Lomnicky           SR Virginia Tech           73.91mq    242-06
      73.91m  73.00m  72.14m  FOUL  FOUL  70.93m                          
 2 Alexander Ziegler         JR Virginia Tech           71.18mq    233-06
      69.62m  71.18m  67.59m  PASS  PASS  PASS                            
 3 Walter Henning            SR LSU                     69.09mq    226-08
      63.18m  65.91m  69.09m  PASS  PASS  PASS                            
 4 Michael Lauro             JR LSU                     66.37mq    217-09
      FOUL  65.12m  66.37m  65.80m  FOUL  66.34m                          
 5 Justin Welch              FR Georgia                 65.69mq    215-06
      FOUL  FOUL  65.69m  63.38m  FOUL  FOUL                              
 6 Jeremy Postin             SO Florida                 65.42mq    214-07
      62.32m  64.97m  FOUL  65.36m  64.10m  65.42m                        
 7 Robert Keogh              SR Temple                  62.75mq    205-10
      62.18m  62.75m  57.95m  60.97m  61.48m  60.91m                      
 8 Mike Zajac                SR South Carolina          62.39mq    204-08
      59.20m  61.95m  62.03m  62.39m  61.74m  FOUL                        
 9 Denis Mahmic              SO Virginia Tech           62.32mq    204-05
      57.36m  FOUL  62.32m  58.45m  FOUL  FOUL                            
10 Craig Pearce              SR Princeton               62.31mq    204-05
      FOUL  62.31m  60.03m  60.16m  FOUL  59.52m                          
11 Malcolm Styers            SR Appalachian State       61.47mq    201-08
      58.59m  56.50m  60.42m  61.47m  56.47m  58.56m                      
11 Matt Pfleger              SR Kent State              61.47mq    201-08
      57.46m  59.39m  60.79m  FOUL  61.47m  61.26m                        
13 Eric Hubbard              JR Akron                   61.07m     200-04
      60.51m  60.50m  60.89m  FOUL  FOUL  61.07m                          
14 Joe Frye                  SR Belmont                 60.95m     200-00
      59.31m  FOUL  60.31m  57.14m  56.80m  60.95m                        
15 Ryan McCullough           JR Central Michigan        60.39m     198-01
      59.84m  58.96m  60.39m  FOUL  59.95m  FOUL                          
16 Ross Roubion              SR LSU                     60.13m     197-03
      60.01m  60.13m  59.52m  59.91m  FOUL  58.85m                        
17 Eric Clayman              SR Harvard                 59.72m     195-11
      FOUL  57.80m  59.72m                                                
18 Dennis Aliotta            JR East Carolina           59.67m     195-09
      59.67m  58.87m  FOUL                                                
19 Wilfredo deJesus Elias    SR Albany                  59.39m     194-10
      57.63m  57.67m  59.39m                                              
20 Max Mays                  JR Ohio State              59.24m     194-04
      56.55m  57.35m  59.24m                                              
21 John Belcher              SR Notre Dame              58.82m     193-00
      FOUL  FOUL  58.82m                                                  
22 Montrell Morrow           SO East Carolina           58.66m     192-05
      54.49m  56.32m  58.66m                                              
23 Matthew Gac               SR Buffalo                 58.53m     192-00
      56.29m  57.58m  58.53m                                              
24 William Janes             SO Rhode Island            58.17m     190-10
      FOUL  58.17m  FOUL                                                  
25 Jay Gillespie             JR Michigan State          57.95m     190-01
      FOUL  FOUL  57.95m                                                  
26 Vincenzo Chiariello       JR Virginia                57.94m     190-01
      57.94m  55.32m  FOUL                                                
27 Brad Wentzel              JR Michigan State          57.52m     188-08
      FOUL  56.16m  57.52m                                                
28 David Irving              SR Dartmouth               57.51m     188-08
      57.51m  56.65m  54.85m                                              
29 Joey Torres               JR South Alabama           57.28m     187-11
      54.38m  56.49m  57.28m                                              
30 Alex Padgett              SR Clemson                 57.20m     187-08
      55.24m  57.20m  55.88m                                              
31 Bo Crabtree               FR Kent State              57.15m     187-06
      FOUL  56.78m  57.15m                                                
32 Steven Nobles             JR South Alabama           56.88m     186-07
      54.31m  56.88m  FOUL                                                
33 Tommy Smith               SR Indiana                 56.84m     186-06
      FOUL  FOUL  56.84m                                                  
34 Joshua Faboyede           SO Connecticut             56.60m     185-08
      56.60m  55.63m  FOUL                                                
35 Anthony Agrusa            SR Michigan State          56.51m     185-05
      55.80m  FOUL  56.51m                                                
36 Tom Davis                 JR Ohio State              56.11m     184-01
      FOUL  56.11m  FOUL                                                  
37 Leonard Joseph            SO Bucknell                55.77m     183-00
      54.14m  55.77m  FOUL                                                
38 Kyle Kirby                SR Samford                 55.66m     182-07
      55.23m  55.66m  52.45m                                              
39 Evan Palmer               FR Buffalo                 55.54m     182-03
      55.54m  49.60m  FOUL                                                
40 Jim Schwendtner           JR Delaware                55.07m     180-08
      54.04m  55.07m  54.49m                                              
41 Curtis Hodge              JR Radford                 54.63m     179-03
      50.50m  54.63m  FOUL                                                
42 Nicholas Banke            SO Akron                   51.82m     170-00
      51.21m  49.25m  51.82m                                              
-- Suyi Georgewill           SO Southern Miss.            FOUL           
      FOUL  FOUL  FOUL                                                    
-- Ethan Dennis              FR Michigan                  FOUL           
      FOUL  FOUL  FOUL                                                    
-- Lonnie Pugh               SO Michigan State            FOUL           
      FOUL  FOUL  FOUL                                                    
-- Christoph Hutschalik      SR Gardner-Webb              FOUL           
      FOUL  FOUL  FOUL                                                    
-- Tyler Branch              JR Ohio State                FOUL           
      FOUL  FOUL  FOUL                                                    
-- Paul DeTurk               SR New Hampshire             FOUL