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Hallett Breaks Cal Poly School Record for Hammer Throw

Hallett Breaks Cal Poly School Record for Hammer Throw

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Mustang junior Emily Hallett broke the school record for the hammer throw on Friday, winning the event at Cuesta College with a mark of 191 feet, 11.5 inches as Cal Poly Track & Field opened its 37th annual ShareSLO Invitational.

Her record throw came on her second attempt. She also broke the previous record — which had stood for 17 years (Kristin Bryden's performance of 183' 9.5" in 2002) — on her first & fourth releases.

A De Anza College transfer from Madera, Hallett moved to No. 19 in the country this season, including 11th West of the Mississippi in the NCAA's Top 48 qualifying for the First Round of the National Championship field in May.

True freshman teammate Paige Hansen added a mark of 92' 8.5", good for 23rd place in the field also featuring Fresno State, CSU Bakersfield, San Francisco State, Cal State Stanislaus and Fresno Pacific.

Then in the men's competition, Cal Poly sophomore Colin Masterson took sixth place, landing a throw of 155' 7.5" — just edging out freshman teammate Devon Cetti in seventh with a mark of 155' 7.25".

Brandon Dick also tallied a 12th-place mark for the Mustangs, as the sophomore threw to 135' 11.5".

Bakersfield sophomore Corbin Chronister picked up the win Friday, with a toss of 204' 4.75".

The rest of the home meet runs Saturday at Steve Miller & John Capriotti Athletics Complex, with events spanning from 9:30 to 4:30.