Rhode Island reclaimed its No. 1 spot in the boys' Championship Hammer on Saturday at the New Balance Nationals.
Classical High junior Jacob Furland captured his first national title with a winning toss of 210 feet, 11 inches. Furland's crown is the third time in the last four years that the Ocean State has earned gold in this event. Former Barrington standouts Adam Kelly and Bobby Colantonio won back-to-back titles for the Eagles by winning in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
La Salle's Cameron Croce (third, 203-9) and Woonsocket's Logan Coles (fourth, 203-4) also earned All-American status by finishing among the first six finishers. Bishop Hendricken's Ryan Morel(seventh, 195-5) and Cumberland's Mark Coppolino (tenth, 191-11) cracked the top 10.
Classical's Georgina Farley finished second in the Emerging Elite Hammer with a toss of 143-4. Woonsocket's Gabriela Ribeiro was third (138-11) and Classical's Ambar Gomez finished fifth (137-9).
Randi Burr of Westerly placed 15th overall in the 2,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 7:10.