Men's Field at New York Athletic Club in NYC

Men - Field

  • Will Claye

    • William (“Will”) Claye is an American track and field athlete who competes in both the long jump and triple jump. In his Olympic debut, at the 2012 London Olympics, Will earned a bronze medal in long jump and a silver medal in triple jump. He is the first man to secure medals in both the long and triple jumps at the same Olympics since Naoto Tajima of Japan at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Will repeated his silver medal in the triple jump. His personal best of 17.91m (58' 9"), set at the 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, ranks him as the #9 triple jumper of all time.

      Career Highlights

      2018 - World Indoor Champion - Triple Jump
      2017 - Silver Medalist, World Championships - Triple Jump
      2016 - Silver Medal, Olympic Games - Triple Jump
      2013 - Bronze Medal, World Championships - Triple Jump
      2012 - Silver Medal, Olympic Games - Triple Jump
      2012 - Bronze Medal, Olympic Games - Long Jump
      2012 - World Indoor Champion - Triple Jump
      2011 - Bronze Medal, World Championships - Triple Jump

  • Kibwe Johnson

    • Kibwé Johnson is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the hammer throw. Kibwé has represented the United States at the World Championships in Track & Field four times (2007, 2011, 2015 and 2017). Kibwé competed in the 2012 London Olympics where he made the final. No American had made the final since 1996.  Kibwé also competed in the hammer at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

      Career Highlights

      1 x In Top 8 at Olympic Games
      2 x Pan American Games Winner
      1 x Pan American Games Silver Medalist
      4 x National Champion
      1 x National Indoor Champion
      1 x In Top 8 at World (Continental) Cup

      Personal Bests

      Hammer Throw     
      Eugene, OR    
      June 23rd, 2011

  • Joe Kovacs

    • Joseph Mathias Kovacs is an American track and field athlete who competes in the shot put. He has a personal best of 22.57 meters outdoors and 21.46 meters indoors. Joe is a 2015 World Champion, 2016 Olympic silver medalist and 2017 World silver medalist. In its most recent rankings of athletes (2017-2018), Track and Field News ranked Joe as the one of the world’s top male shot putters: no. 2 in the US and no. 3 in the world.

      Career Highlights

      1 x World champion
      1 x Olympic Games Silver medalist
      1 x World Championships Silver medalist
      1 x World (Continental) Cup Bronze medalist
      7 x Diamond League meeting winner
      2 x National champion
      1 x Diamond Trophy winner

      PErsonal bests

      Venue Date
      Shot Put
      Tucson, AZ
      May 18th, 2017
      Shot Put (indoor)    
      Albuquerque, NM     
      February 23rd, 2014
  • Sam Mattis

    • Sam Mattis is an American discus thrower.

      Sam was a two-time New Balance National Champion in high school and finished his high school career with the New Jersey state record and the fifth best throw in high school history.

      At the University of Pennsylvania, Sam continued his discus career with four consecutive Ivy League Championship titles, the 2015 NCAA National Championship title, the American Collegiate record in the discus and was named the 2015 NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year.

      After graduating cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Sam turned down an offer from JP Morgan to pursue his dream of making an Olympic podium.

      Career Highlights

      Two-time New Balance High School National Champion
      Four-time Ivy League Champion
      2015 NCAA National Champion
      2015 NCAA National Scholar Athlete of the Year
      2016 US Leader
      Personal Best: 67.45m

  • Conor McCullough

    • Conor McCullough is an American hammer thrower and weight thrower. Conor won the 2015 NCAA outdoor title, defeating the field by 17 feet and recording the longest throw by a collegiate athlete since May 2002. He is a two-time medalist at the junior world championships, including gold in 2010 and silver in 2008. He won bronze at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games with a toss of 73.74m. Conor competed alongside NYAC teammate Kibwe Johnson in the hammer throw at the 2016 Rio Olympics. His father, Conor, represented Ireland in the hammer throw at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games. Conor was crowned national champion in the weight throw at the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships.

      personal bests

      Venue Date
      Hammer Throw
      77.20 Edmonton, Canada     
      July 6th, 2014
      Hammer Throw (6kg)
      80.79 Moncton, Canada
      July 25th, 2010
      Hammer Throw (5kg)
      77.67 Greensboro, NC
      July 28th, 2009
      Weight Throw (indoor)    
      Fayetteville, IN
      March 13th, 2015
  • Rudy Winkler

    • Rudy Winkler is an American track and field athlete who competes in the hammer throw and weight throw. While an undergraduate at Cornell, Rudy was a three-time NCAA First Team All-American; he was named NCAA Northeast Region Field Athlete of the Year three times and the Ivy League's Most Outstanding Performer in 2014 and 2015.  He captured the 2017 NCAA hammer throw crown with a toss of 74.12m (243' 2"). In 2016, Rudy recorded his personal record in the hammer at the perfect time: the 2016 United States Olympic Trials. His toss of 76.76m (251' 10") earned him the win at the Trials and a trip to the Rio Olympics in 2016 where he placed 18th. As a graduate student at Rutgers University in 2018, he was named a First Team All-American in the Hammer Throw; he was the USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Field Athlete of the Year, the Big Ten Hammer Throw Champion and was named First Team All-Big Ten.

      Rudy holds personal bests of 76.76m (251' 10") for the hammer throw and 22.82m (74' 10 1⁄4") for the weight throw. He has been the USA National Champion in the hammer throw in 2016 and 2018.