Flo Meiler’s monster challenge (14 events) opens with pent WR
Flo Meiler, aka the 80-year-old Energizer Bunny, was hesitant to promise me sheâ€™d vault today at nationals. She was still in the midst of the pentathlon when I quizzed her. But you know, Flo. The Vermonter canâ€™t resist a challenge. Sheâ€™s entered in 14 events at Wake Forest, and she won at least three on Day 1 â€” the pent, hammer and vault. Her point total in the 5-eventer was 4319, setting a first-ever world record for that age group. Her hammer was 22.30 meters (73-2) for an American record. (Old AR: 21.33 or 69-11 by Gloria Krug in 2011. And Flo vaulted 1.65 (5-5). She went 6-0 earlier this year. Photographer Rob Jerome (both shots here) is documenting her meet. Heâ€™s given her a nickname: Flo-Go. So go, Flo!