Myrle Mensey throws three American records at Raleigh meet

Myrle had hammer scare and record spree.

Myrle had a hammer scare amid her record spree.

In her first outdoor meet of 2014, W65 Myrle Mensey of St. Louis picked up where she left off in 2013 — setting records. At last weekends’s Southwest Masters meet in Raleigh, she set three American records, according to posted results. She hit 4404 points in the throws pentathlon, breaking the listed AR of 3970 set in 2002 by Erika Messner. She took one throw in the 25-pound superweight, going 8.99 (29-6) to clobber the listed AR of 7.68 (25-2 1/2) by Carol Young in 2005, and she spun the weight throw 16.24 (53-3 1/2) to crush Carol’s listed best of 13.04 (42-9 1/2) in 2005, but short of the WR of 16.77 (55-0 1/4). Myrle says she was injured earlier in the hammer throw when a ball broke loose from the bolt attached to the wire while in her turn. “Luckily it didn’t hit me in the head,” she says, “but the wire and bolt ripped across my [hamstring] causing a lot of pain and bruising.” Besides the Earl Fee record, other exceptional marks included a legal 200 in 24.39 by M60 Oscar Peyton, the 2 and 4 double of 25.44/57.12 by M65 world champ Charles Allie. the 800 in 3:43.61 by W75 Jeanne Daprano, and the 63.51 400 hurdles by M50 James Eckenrode.
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June 10, 2014

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  1. Peter Taylor - June 10, 2014

    The challenge in announcing Myrle Mensey is that she is capable of setting numerous records in the same meet, as the story above indicates. Is a particular throw a new record, or did she already break that record either earlier in that series or on the day before in the throws pentathlon?

    Regardless, I enjoyed announcing Myrle at the event in Raleigh and sitting at her table during the banquet that evening (she was on my right, and Earl Fee was on my left).

    Congratulations, Myrle; I hope all your marks get accepted.

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