Monday, May 7, 2007


CLAREMONT,CA—At the 5th annual Claremont Classic, Sam Lightbody, Jeff Ryan, and Genevieve Graff-Ermeling led a contingent of 15 VS Athletics athletes by winning their specialty events in one of the last remaining qualifying meets for the NCAA Regionals and NAIA national championships of the 2007 season.

Hosted on the stellar facilities at Claremont McKenna College, high school senior Trevor Kraychir got things going on Friday with an 8th place finish in a strong field of collegiate and open men hammer throwers with a toss of 182’ 4” (55.57m)—just off his PR. Throwing the 12-lb h.s. implement, Trevor’s younger brother Trent Kraychir (a high school junior) threw a PR 213’ 4” (65.02m), which is currently the 5th best prep throw in the United States. However, it was their younger sister Casey Kraychir who established the hammer headline of the day by unleashing the 4kg ball and wire 173’ 4” (52.84m) to set a new National High School Freshman Girls Record. In doing so, Casey placed 3rd—ahead of all the collegiate women in the field. To see a video of Casey’s throw, visit Casey’s younger sister Katie Kraychir (just an 8th grader) placed 9th in the 14-woman field with a throw of 148’ 9” (45.35m).

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