Jeff Harrell ends M75 season in Texas just feet short of discus AR

Jeff has the guns for records. He’ll shoot for M80.

M75 Jeff Harrell’s local paper in Texas tells how he saved his best throw for last this season, tossing his discus 42.44 meters (139-3). That’s close to the American record of 43.83 (143-9) by Roger Busch in 2016. “The throw is the longest by a Texan in 75-79 Masters history and third-longest by an American in the age classification,” says the story, which quotes Jeff as saying: “Worldwide, there are 17,448 athletes from 107 countries listed on Masters Track and Field. The top 300 discus throwers are ranked in my age group of 75-79 and I’m ranked No. 2. Not bad for a guy that never threw a discus until I was 60 years old.” Wow! The story adds: “Harrell is contemplating a return around four years from now to take part in the 80-85 age group, if he still ‘feels good.'” Talking about Senior Olympics, he says: “No one holds the title and record in three different age groups. I do in two and would like to be the first to hold three.” Pace yourself, champ. Stay in shape.

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October 11, 2017

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