Barrington graduate second at Sons of Italy hammer event


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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