Linda Cohn beats collegians, sets W60 javelin American record
Linda has plenty to smile about. Another AR.
She may have been throwing a lighter stick, but Linda Cohn
at 60 is taking up where she left off at W55 â€” setting American records in the javelin. According to results
from a Cal State Northridge meet (near where she lives), Linda threw 38.40 meters (126-0) on her fifth try to crush the listed AR of 32.45 (106-5) by Oregon legend Becky Sisley
in 1999 â€” the oldest women’s jav record on the books. (Actually, she beat the record on all six throws.) The listed WR with the 400-gram stick is the daunting 41.28 (135-5) by Austria’s Gertraud SchÃ¶nauer
in 1997 â€” the oldest women’s javelin WR on the books. But I suspect that’s in Linda’s sights as well. Congrats to Linda (who helped my CSUN graduate son find the place where he now works.
March 17, 2013