Barrington graduate second at Sons of Italy hammer event

Charlie Ionata finished second in the Sons of Italy hammer competition. Charlie Ionata finished second in the Sons of Italy hammer competition.

Charlie Ionata finished second in the Sons of Italy hammer competition.

Charlie Ionata finished second in the Sons of Italy hammer competition.

In the boys’ 12-pound event at the Sons of Italy Hammer Competition, recent Barrington High School graduate Charlie Ionata  finished second to national champ Rudy Winkler.

Ionata’s mark was 220 feet, 4 inches (67.16 meters), while Winkler finished with a throw of 247 feet, 3 inches (75.36 meters). Ionata placed third in the international (16-pound) hammer with a toss of 181 feet, 5 inches (55.30 meters).

Another Barrington High School graduate, Robyn McFetters, who currently competes for the University of Maine, won the college women’s 4k event with a throw of 170 feet, 5 inches (51.94 meters).

Other Barrington finishers:

12-pound hammer

5. Bob Colantonio, 196 feet, 3 inches (59. 82 meters)

16-pound hammer

5. Bob Colantonio, 160 feet, 5 inches (48.90 meters)

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