Some great throws at SoCal and Southwest ‘indoor’ meets
Bart Stagg of the Southern Association says his Southwest regional indoor meet Saturday in Baton Rouge drew 79 athletes, ranging from the kidlets (including a 9-year-old who reportedly set a pole vault world record) to 98-year-old throwing stud Trent Lane. Here are the results. Bart reports: “You’ll be hearing more from us throughout the year. By the way, we have also convinced the Louisiana Senior Games management to allow 40+ into most of their meets.” M65 Tom Gage, continuing his comeback from open heart surgery, threw the 20-pound weight 19.62 (64-4 1/2), just short of George Mathews’ recent American record. Over on the Left Coast, perhaps a similar number competed Sunday at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California — Andy Hecker’s “Southern California Indoor Meet . . . Outdoors.” Results are here. M80 Arnie Gaynor heaved the 12-pound weight 13.94 (45-9) to improve on his own American record. The listed AR is 13.56 (44-6) by Dick Mulkern in 2005.