Jim Wetenhall torches M55 American indoor superweight record

Toledo firefighter Jim Wetenhall shattered the listed M55 American indoor record in the superweight throw Saturday at the USATF Michigan Indoor Open/Masters Championships. Complete results are here. He heaved the 56-pound sucker 10.55 meters (34-7 1/2) to beat the listed age-group record of 9.86 (32-4 1/4) by Olympian Tom Gage in 2000. The mark also exceeds his own listed outdoor record of 9.93 (32-7). At the same Eastern Michigan University meet in Ypsilanti, Jim’s wife, Kathy, threw her superweight (25 pounds) 8.75 (28-8 1/2). Together, they threw 19.3 (63-4), which is probably a couple’s WR. Nice spinning, guys! Also: Results are in from Friday’s USATF regional masters indoor meet at LSU in Baton Rouge. See results here, thanks to the great work of webmaster Bart Stagg and masters chair Byron Turner.

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March 10, 2010

4 Responses

  1. Milton Girouard - March 11, 2010

    Congrat’s on your new record Jim!! I see not many comments posted here. They’re all probobly worshiping at the Phil Raschker alter on another blog…LOL…keep up the good work and I expect to see more records from you in the future being as talented of a thrower as you are.

  2. Frank Condon - March 11, 2010

    Congratulations Jim—years of hard work paying off–I applaude your efforts—you deserve the record !!!!!
    Frank Speedy

  3. peter van aken - March 11, 2010

    Jim, because you have the potential to throw “beyond the wall” of the permanent throwing sector at Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, you always give the weight throw participants their moment in the spotlight, because the event is held in the infield after all the other events are finished– thanks!!

    Give John Seto a big hug- he represented the USA in the World Indoor Championships.

  4. Jeff Cekovich - September 18, 2018

    Great work jim… remember in 75-76 at emu you were my mentor and taught me to throw in the middle of winter off of the tower parking lots

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