Hammer Throwers Excel

March 19, 2010

Walnut, Calif. - Senior Jameena Hunt broke her own Cal State Fullerton school record and sophomore Julius Joseph just missed altering the men's standard in the hammer throw competition conducted Friday at Mt. San Antonio College as part of the USC Trojan Invitational that will be completed on Saturday in Los Angeles.

Hunt placed fifth with a best throw of 178 feet, 2 inches (54.32 meters) to easily better her school mark of 167 feet, 5 inches set in 2008. Joseph placed third in the men's competition with a best mark of 187 feet, 4 inches (57.10 meters). The school record is 189 feet, 9 inches by Scott Hutchison in 2007.