Myrle Mensey keeps hammering away at American records

At 60, national champion Myrle Mensey keeps getting stronger and stronger.  And throwing heavy things farther.  At last Saturday’s Steel Throwers Open  (put on by this club) in Franklin, Tennessee, Myrle upped her own W60 American records in the weight throw and superweight toss a total of eight times!  She also had a monster foul of 18 meters (59-0 3/4) with  the 12-pound weight — beyond the listed world record of 17.84 (58-6 1/2) by Denmark’s Inge Faldager. She settled for 16.24 (53-3 1/2). Myrle writes: “It was a great meet . . . .  I threw the 25-pound weight 9.99 (32-9 1/2) – better than I’ve ever thrown it by about two feet. Previous PR 9.29 (30-5 3/4) at age 58. And yes, I kept them busy with the steel tape. . . . I broke the weight throw record five out of six throws and the superweight three out of six throws.”

Myrle Mensey was a double national champion at Landover in March.

Myrle continued:  

I am getting older, but my throwing is getting better. I am very excited about this outdoor season. It’s early and I’m throwing this good. I wish I was going to Finland. If I had known the National Senior Games was going to get so watered down I would have chosen Finland. I also plan to go to the National Weight Pentathlon in August, and of course Oshkosh.

Myrle Mensey spins to records nearly everywhere she goes.

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May 29, 2009

3 Responses

  1. Agnes P. Green - May 30, 2009

    I was certainly delighted to see this wonderful article on a great masters thrower. I have noticed throwers are oftimes left out(or minimized) in T&F journalism, but Mr. stone hit the mark with this one!! Thanks for the article

  2. Gail Symonds - June 2, 2009

    Great Work Myrle. Wow. You are really advancing in this class. Looking forward to more news on your achievements.
    Lovingly Gail and George too.

  3. Veronica Price - August 15, 2009

    Way to go Auntie Myrle! You are truly an inspiration to the whole family. We are proud of you and continuously amazed as you break record after record!

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