Jud Logan destroys M50 world records in hammer, WT
Jud: WR holder
Jud Logan told me two years ago that he was aiming to take down the M50 world records in the hammer and weight throw, plotting a two-year training program. A four-time Olympian, Jud said: “I am trying to surprise no one. Everyone that knows me is encouraging this attempt at the 6(KG) and of course the 25-pound weight. Jim Wetenhall (holder of the M50 AR in the weight throw) is my hero and the first to plant the seed.” Jud turned 50 in July, so the only surprise is: What took him so long? Maybe he was waiting to compete in a meet Jim put on. This weekend, Jud threw at the USATF-sanctioned Falcon weight meet at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. His best marks: 71.71 (235-3) in the hammer and 24.24 (79-6 1/2) in the weight throw. World records by 16 feet and 7 feet, respectively. These are mammoth throws. On the Age-Graded Tables, they correspond to open (ages 20-30) marks of 274 feet 3 inches and 88-5.
I wrote Jim Wetenhall and he provided a few details, including Jud’s series.
In the weight, Jud opened with a foul and then threw 21.8 (71-6 1/4), 23.99 (78-8 1/2), 23.86 (78-3 1/2), foul and 24.44. In the hammer, his opener was 71.71, followed by 71.32 (234-0), foul, foul and 68.97 (226-3). In other words, Jud exceeded the listed WMA world record of 66.92 (by Britain’s Chris Black) on his three legal throws. He beat the listed weight record of 22.52 (by Greece’s Vasilis Maganas) on three throws as well.
Jim says complete meet results will be posted this coming week on the Bowling Green State University Web site (probably in the track area).
If an 18-year-old, Conor McCullough can throw the 25-pound (weight) 94 feet, Jud can do 79. It will be interesting to see if he has the certified officials for witness, sanction, weighing, steel tape etc. Fills out the forms correctly.
More Olympians, the more records will be broken as their egos let them come back to the sport. He doesn’t have to throw the 35lb. less than he did before. The new lower weight is a different thing. This is all good for Masters T&F as long as other competitors aren’t intimidated by it.
At The Ring, a throws message board, hammer star A.G. Kruger wrote:
In about 45 degree weather in Bowling Green Ohio, my coach Jud Logan broke the masters 50+ weight throw and hammer throw world records with the throw in the weight of 24.24m and 71.71m in the the hammer. It was a great atmosphere and very happy for him. Much more for him to come and we had a nice celebration to go along with. Congrats just and you are always an inspiration.
His latest efforts show he still carries a torch for the event.