Boston - America's best hammer thrower, A.G. Kruger, backed up his 2006 victory in the 35-pound weight with a repeat today at the 2007 AT&T USA Indoor Track & Field Championships.
A.G. Kruger on his way to repeating as the 35-pound weight champion at the AT&T USA Indoor Track & Field Championships today. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. photo.
Kruger hit 78' 11" inches today, not quite up to the 80' he was hoping for, but still a throw he was happy with. Kruger said that he's still looking for 80' in the 35-pound weight and he's hoping to go over 80 m in the hammer this year, adding that he would like to have two or three fellow Americans keeping him company at this level.
The 28-year-old Kruger is coached by four-time Olympian Jud Logan. Kruger he said that his throwing volume is way up this year, and that he has been training his lower body once a week, doing power snatches, power cleans and squats - "that's all."