Throws czar calls weight pentathlon record a bit short
Jerry Bookin-Weiner, USATF Masters throwing events coordinator, writes: “Further checking on the scoring of the American WP record that Ken Jansson set in Texas towards the end of July shows that it was not, in fact, a record. The meet management must have been using an old scoring table or an older version of Hy-Tek that gave incorrect scoring. The correct scoring for his performances should have been 3923, not the reported 4283 that you carried on your blog.” I haven’t checked with the principals, but this appears to be a collapse of quality control on the part of meet management. Sorry to see this, especially on the day of the USATF Masters WP Championships in Spokane, Wash.