BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo hosted the second annual Garnham Throws Challenge on Sunday afternoon. The event gives recognition to UB throw coach Jim Garnham, who is one of the most decorated throwing coaches in the NCAA.
The event gives throwers the opportunity to compete in the fall season for what traditionally is a spring sport. It included shot put, discus, hammer and javelin. The age groups ranged from 19 & under, 20-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80+.
The highlight of the event was the performance of Ian Hall of Rhode Island who narrowly missed the American record in the javelin (600g) for the 13-14 age group. Hall's mark of 58.34m is the leading mark in the United States.
Ryan Cribbin, the 2016 Mid-American Conference Indoor Champion in the shot put, won both the shot put and hammer throw events in the 20-39 age group with event record throws. He won the shot put with a throw of 17.09m and the hammer with a throw of 54.20m.
UB freshman Brianna McKenzie also had a strong showing, winning two events. McKenzie won the discus with a throw of 35.76m and the hammer with a throw of 41.14m while competing in the under 19 age group.
Click here for full results from the event.