We could not have asked for a better day to host the 6th Annual ROC City Classic at Nazareth College. Our meet was originally scheduled for Saturday, but due to the pending weather, our meet was moved to Sunday. Great decision made by our Director of Track & Field. Forza Athletics was well represented at the meet, with both Luis and Savannah throwing the hammer.
East Coast Forza Athletics athletes Luis, Monique, Savannah, and Coach Infurna
Luis got things started with the men’s hammer at 10am. The hammer competition was very competitive with some of the best Division III throwers competing, especially throwers from SUNY Cortland and SUNY Brockport. Luis opened with a personal best throw of 61.30m. It is the first time in Luis’ career that I can recall, that he opened round one with a personal best throw. With as great a throw as that was, it was his best throw of the competition. Overall, Luis had three fair throws, had good rhythm, and threw two meters farther than he did last year at Division III Outdoor Nationals at Wartburg College. With his throw of 61.30m, Luis set the facility and meet record. Congratulations Luis!
Not to be outdone, Savannah competed in her second competition of the season. After opening with a throw over 46m at SUNY Geneseo last week, Savannah built up a great series and ended with a throw of over 48m. Her throw of over 48m won the meet and was over two meters better than her throw last week. Savannah’s current personal best throw in the hammer is just over 50m, at 50.39m. Savannah will be throwing this upcoming Friday at SUNY Brockport. I anticipate another great performance by Savannah. She has been diligent and mindful at practice, really focusing on one throw at a time. Congratulations on the win Savannah.
Charles Infurna, Ed.D. is the owner of Forza Athletics, a throwing club that supports and mentors high school, collegiate, & post-collegiate throwers. Dr. Infurna currently coaches DIII National Champion Luis Rivera and Savannah Cook.