3 American records set at USA masters throws pentathlon

Who’s the best all-round U.S. masters thrower? That’s not a question for the Hot Stove League. The title is decided this weekend in Worcester, Massachusetts, at the USA Masters Throws Championships. Saturday was the throws pentathlon at College of the Holy Cross, and Sunday is the ultraweight pentathlon. They’re also contesting a superweight championships for grunts and giggles. So who’s the Top Dog? For men, the highest score went to M60 John Goldhammer, whose 4836 points dislodged the listed American record of 4727 by Tom Gage in 2003. (The WR is 4955.) For women, the top-scorer was Oneithea “Neni” Lewis, with 4256 points in W50. But American records were claimed by W65 Mary Hartzler, whose 4218 beat the listed record of 3970 by Erika Messner, and W70 Cindy Wyatt, whose 4028 crushed the 3892 by Carol Young. The oldest entrants were 83-year-olds Apostolos Xanthopoulos and Gloria Krug. Women’s results are here, and men’s results are here. Congrats to all.

On Facebook, Gary Dixon posted this shot of the M55 field at throws pentathlon. Hope they kept the rings dry on a rainy day.

Here are the top marks from Massachusetts (everyone over 4K):

—- W50 —-
1 Lewis, Oneithea 48.84m 11.49m 31.20m 21.76m 16.58m
Shore Athletic Club,Oakla 160-03 37-08.5 102-04 71-05 54-04.75
W54 Team Points: 10 4256 (1217) (826) (673) (450) (1090)

—- W55 —-
1 Finsrud, Carol 34.35m 10.81m 33.68m 25.67m 13.00m
Waterloo Track & Field Cl 112-08 35-05.75 110-06 84-03 42-08
W57 Team Points: 10 4085 (889) (848) (822) (613) (913

—- W65 —-
1 Hartzler, Mary 29.58m 8.97m 26.31m 22.55m 13.01m
Unattached,Gahanna, OH 97-00 29-05.25 86-04 74-00 42-08.25
W65 Team Points: 10 4218 (941) (854) (795) (686) (942)

—- W70 —-
1 Wyatt, Cindy 25.12m 9.03m 24.71m 14.70m 10.21m
Unattached,Lewis Center, 82-05 29-07.5 81-01 48-03 33-06
W70 Team Points: 10 4028 (891) (979) (866) (493) (799)

—- M60 —-
1 Goldhammer, John 57.80m 13.96m 51.97m 38.14m 21.52m
Unattached,Claremont, CA 189-07 45-09.75 170-06 125-01 70-07.25
M61 Team Points: 10 4836 (1105) (939) (980) (647) (1165)

—- M70 —-
1 Burke, Edward 49.28m 12.61m 39.54m 31.76m 18.51m
Unattached,Los Gatos, CA 161-08 41-04.5 129-09 104-02 60-08.75
M74 Team Points: 10 4606 (1087) (912) (881) (638) (1088)

2 Rheams, Larry 43.28m 12.70m 32.17m 33.09m 16.60m
Unattached,Eureka, MO 142-00 41-08 105-06 108-07 54-05.5
M72 Team Points: 8 4173 (934) (919) (687) (672) (961)

—- M75 —-
1 La Barge, Peter 38.09m 9.58m 36.69m 40.54m 14.36m
Unattached,Runaway Bay, T 125-00 31-05.25 120-04 133-00 47-01.5
M75 Team Points: 10 4481 (939) (738) (924) (993) (887)

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August 2, 2014

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  1. tb - August 4, 2014

    Here’s what looks to be a Saturday slideshow in the Worcester Telegram:

    http://www.telegram.com/gallery/WT/20140802/SPORTS/802009998

  2. Mary Harada - August 4, 2014

    nice photos – good coverage from the Worcester Telegram -

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