No discus records for M50, M60, but Grimes, Gault fast at West L.A.

Mickey Grimes ran 9.99 back in the day.

Results of the June 10 Wine Country Games in Santa Rosa show that M50 Cameron Bolles and M60 Ralph Fruguglietti fell short of their American record goals in the discus. But they both threw pretty damn far — 57.85 (189-9) for Cameron and 54.59 (179-1) for Ralph. Not sure of the conditions, which matter in that event. But I’m pretty sure Willie Gault and Mickey Grimes would have gone faster on Day 1 of the USATF West Region Masters Championships at West Los Angeles College had they not be running into a stiff wind. Willie at 56 clocked 11.77 into a 2.7 mps wind (off his own WR of 11.30), and newbie M40 Mickey Grimes, a former elite world champ relayist, ran 11.32 into the same wind. Also notable was Nolan Shaheed clocking a 5:28.54 mile at age 67. Results are here.

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June 17, 2017

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  1. Jeff Davison - June 18, 2017

    West Region meet in Culver City posted last night were day one only. Warm weather and lots of athletes cheering for each other.

  2. Jeff Davison - June 19, 2017

    Complete results with day 2 of West Region can be found at

  3. Mark Cleary - June 23, 2017

    Willie Gault broke the West Region meet record held by Damien Leake with a time of 11.77-Congrats Willie

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