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California’s Moisander, Purchase win Aztec Invitational Hammer Throw; Results

California's Ivar Moisander and Anna Purchase won the men's and women's Hammer Throw events at the 2023 Annual Aztec Invitational on March 24.

California's Ivar Moisander in action in the men's Hammer Throw
California's Ivar Moisander in action in the men's Hammer Throw. Photo by IG Image

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 24) — California’s Ivar Moisander and Anna Purchase won the men’s and women’s Hammer Throw events at the 2023 Annual Aztec Invitational in San Diego, California. Purchase won the women’s contest with a second-round throw of 67.05m (219′ 11″), while Moisander took the men’s invite competition with a mark of 69.05m (226′ 6″).

Purchase dominated the second flight of the contest, with her series also including 66.48m, 63.15m, and 66.46m, but missed out on breaking the targeted meet and facility record of 68.11m (223′ 5″), set by her former Cal teammate Alyssa Wilson in 2019.

Lydia Knapp of South Dakota finished second with a throw of 59.73m, while Summer Mosley of USC took third place with a throw of 59.00m. Amelia DiPaola of Fresno State, Agne Lukoseviciute of Lithuania, and Cassidy Osborne-Butler of UNLV rounded out the top five.

In the men’s match-up, Ivar Moisander produced his best form in the second round with a throw of 69.05m, while his winning series also included efforts of 68.19m, 62.20m, 67.65m, 66.07m, and 66.88m.

USC’s Nikolaos Polychroniou took second place with a personal best of 68.46m (224′ 7″) in the sixth round, while Jayden White of Washington secured the bronze with a throw of 67.54m.

2023 Aztec Invitational Hammer Throw Results

44th Annual Aztec Invitational
Womens Hammer Throw

  1. Anna Purchase from California – 67.05m (219′ 11″)
  2. Lydia Knapp from South Dakota – 59.73m (195′ 11″)
  3. Summer Mosley from USC – 59.00m (193′ 7″)
  4. Amelia DiPaola from Fresno State – 58.52m (192′ 0″)
  5. Agne Lukoseviciute – Unattached – 58.13m (190′ 8″)
  6. Cassidy Osborne-Butler from UNLV – 57.67m (189′ 2″)
  7. Gianna Rao from Northeastern – 56.41m (185′ 1″)
  8. Beatrice Asomaning from Washington – 55.85m (183′ 3″)
  9. Liangie Calderon from Northeastern – 53.49m (175′ 6″)
  10. Rebecca Tomann from California – 53.00m (173′ 10″)
  11. Kenzie Campbell from South Dakota – 52.57m (172′ 5″)
  12. Meredith Clark from South Dakota – 52.15m (171′ 1″)
  13. Jocelynn Budwig from Fresno State – 51.30m (168′ 3″)
  14. Linda Oseso from KENYA/SMAC – 50.96m (167′ 2″)
  15. Zoe Brosch from San Diego St. – 49.19m (161′ 4″)
  16. Emma Harper from Fresno State – 49.19m (161′ 4″)
  17. Jenna Gallaway – Unattached – 48.67m (159′ 8″)
  18. Sara Pettinger from California – 47.90m (157′ 2″)
  19. Yvonne Colson from Washington – 47.18m (154′ 9″)
  20. Maria Lawson from Fresno State – 45.19m (148′ 3″)
  21. Alejandra Rosales from Riverside – 42.93m (140′ 10″)
  22. Feyi Olukanni from UC San Diego – 42.67m (140′ 0″)
  23. Rylee Blanton from Riverside – 35.02m (114′ 10″)
  24. Alma Franco from Riverside – 32.58m (106′ 10″)

44th Annual Aztec Invitational
Mens Hammer Throw

  1. Ivar Moisander from California – 69.05m (226′ 6″)
  2. Nikolaos Polychroniou from USC – 68.46m (224′ 7″)
  3. Jayden White from Washington – 67.54m (221′ 7″)
  4. Kegan Schroeter from California – 66.41m (217′ 10″)
  5. Christian Johnson from USC – 65.85m (216′ 0″)
  6. Michael Gupta from California – 63.69m (208′ 11″)
  7. Cooper Stroka from Air Force – 60.12m (197′ 3″)
  8. Jaret Prete from Air Force – 60.06m (197′ 0″)
  9. Gerrit Tamminga from Air Force – 58.45m (191′ 9″)
  10. Nicholas Pisciotta from Northeastern – 58.28m (191′ 2″)
  11. Matteo Mitchell from USC – 51.96m (170′ 5″)
  12. Cameron Haynes from Fresno State – 51.62m (169′ 4″)
  13. Donal Aluesi from Riverside – 50.61m (166′ 0″)
  14. Matthew Amankonah from UC San Diego – 49.99m (164′ 0″)
  15. Nathan Tripp from UC San Diego – 24.95m (81′ 10″)
Miranda Mitchell is a long-server writer for World-Track who is also one of the most passionate people to work with. She has been with us since 2006, has a degree in writing, and has been able to balance her life with family, outside activities, and contributing to World-Track and Field!

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