M60 thrower Lee Fugal claims Highland Games WR in sheaf toss

Lee Fugal of Utah broke the Scottish Highland Games world record in the senior master category when he threw a 16 pound sheaf bag 28-feet and 9-inches May 3 at the fifth annual Highland Games and Diversity Faire at the College of Southern Idaho.

Lee heaves 16 lb. bag over 28-9 bar.

M60 thrower Lee Fugal isn’t a world-beater on the masters track circuit. But he’s a world record holder on another — Highland Games. As a newspaper in Twin Falls, Idaho, tells it, “Lee Fugal of Utah broke the Scottish Highland Games world record in the senior master category (age 60 and older) when he threw a 16-pound sheaf bag 28 feet and 9 inches [8.76 meters, on May 3]. … The sheaf toss uses a hay fork to toss a 16 to 20 pound sheaf, or burlap bag full of twine, for height. The highest toss wins. The previous record was 28 feet and 6 inches.” Joseph Lemoine, organizer of the Highland Games at the College of Southern Idaho, said: “It’s actually a pretty big deal in the Scottish Games world. That record was held for 10 years. There is a pretty substantial senior group. It doesn’t happen very often.” Before the games, Lee had hit that same height, but it didn’t count, we learn. Lee generally throws at the Huntsman World Senior Games and local Senior Olympics. Not in USATF meets. So is his record ratified? You betcha. So the Scottish folks can get their records up fast, and we can’t? Guess we need more Scots in our leadership.

So here's where the real hammer throw came from.  Throwing a real hammer.

So here’s where the real hammer throw came from. Throwing a real hammer.

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May 28, 2014

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  1. Mick Miller-M70 - May 28, 2014

    To get a record ratified that quick, they must have
    gotten a “Cutty Sark” sanction!

  2. Richard Watson - May 28, 2014

    Lee is a regular competitor at the NV Senior Olympics and did so in 2013 with substantially better marks than those listed for 2013(from the Huntsman Games) with a 11m+ shot put, a 41m+ discus and a decent throws pentathlon to boot.

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