Rudy Winkler broke Conor McCullough's HSR of 260-0 for the 12 lb HT with a mark of 260-5 and 1/4 today, MileSplit is reporting. He also broke another weight record for the HT. MileSplit says more details to come!
ADD: The other record was McCullough's mark for the 6k HT of 248-11. Winkler threw the latter 249 feet and one half inch!
Rudy Winkler via Facebook Throwholics page wrote:Rudy Winkler July 2 As for the weight of the hammer.... I wish I was just throwing 6k, but I've been chasing the high school record for a long time now and I needed to do it before I left for college. I'm almost unsatisfied with that mark. I had a couple of throws that would have been further if I had just done a few more things correctly. I know I can throw even further, but I'm done [training] with the 12lb. I have one more meet with it in a few weeks. Other than that I'll most likely just be throwing 6k. My 6k mark from this meet didn't count because it was in a developmental section afterwords that was held just for fun. So now I'll be chasing whatever records I can with the 6k. Hopefully I can repeat what I threw with it yesterday.
Thank you everyone for your support!
Winkler was responding to Europeans wondering why he was throwing 5.44kg and not 6kg all the time.