Neni Lewis leads record barrage with 3 ARs at Throws Nationals

Carol Finsrud sets up for shot at nationals.

W55 Neni [knee-knee] Lewis, who’s battled injuries over the years, set three American records last weekend at the USATF Masters Throws Championships in Worcester, Massachusetts. Ten ARs were set overall at a meet described by Jerry Book-Weiner as having intermittent heavy rain on Saturday and gorgeous weather on Sunday. Jerry says 94 took part in various pentathlons, two throwers short of the record. Neni’s records came in the ultraweight pentathlon, where her 5221 points upped her own record of 5210 set a year ago at Lisle, Illinois; the 16-pound weight throw (improving her own mark from 15.50/50-10 to 15.88/52-1 1/4); and 11.04/36-2 3/4 in the 25-pound superweight throw, beating her own listed AR of 10.78/35-4 and a June 2017 pending mark of 11.00/36-1. W35 Janine Kuestner set throws pentathlon and ultra weight pentathlon ARs of 3256 and 4589, respectively. W60 Carol Finsrud’s 5214 beat the listed AR in the ultra pent of 5188 by Myrle Mensey in 2013. W75 Joanne Marriott set a weight throw (4KG) AR of 11.55/37-10 3/4 to beat the listed mark of 11.47/37-7 by Joanne Marriott a year ago. W35 Julie Williams-Tinkham nailed an exact 10.00/32-9 3/4 in the 35-pound superweight to crush the listed AR of 9.32/30-7 by Marilyn Coleman in 2014. The only men’s record went to M45 Eric Cole, whose 5049 in the ultra pent upped his own listed AR of 4703 from last year. See results here. More than 500 photos are posted here. Strong kudos to all.

Saturday saw 94 tough out drenching, including M45 John Wirtz here in shot.

Scott Hannay shot at end of events Saturday shows approval from on high.

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August 9, 2017

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