W60 Carol Finsrud finally claims legal discus and throws pent WRs

Carol joined Masters HoF 10 years ago.

After warming up at home recently in Lockhart, Texas, with all-comers throws beyond the listed W60 world records, Masters Hall of Famer Carol Finsrud reported on Facebook she notched two WRs last weekend at the Texas vs. The World meet at Texas State University in San Marcos. “I threw the discus 40.76 meters (133-9),” she writes. “The previous American record held by Carol Frost was 32.58 meters (106-11) and the previous world record was 39.24 (128-9) by Karen Illgen…. I also set the world record total in the throws pentathlon with a score of 4727 points. The previous American record total of 4451 points was held by Myrle Mensey and the previous world record total was 4637 points set just this June by Tiny Hellendoorn. I want to thank Seth Brower for putting on a great meet, all of the officials and volunteers, all my fellow throwers and their families, the Texas Throwers Club, and most importantly my husband Mike Graham!”

Here’s what we want to see: record paperwork for USATF poised for filling out.

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October 16, 2017

8 Responses

  1. wayne bennett - October 17, 2017

    What a great performance by a great lady, Congratulations,Carol.

  2. christel donley - October 17, 2017

    Carol, what performances!! Totally admired!
    Now, please throw for me…… left handed!

    ( Or are you a “lefty”? never paid attention!)

  3. Weia Reinboud - October 17, 2017

    Carol had 5060 points at october first, according to: https://www.mastersrankings.com/rankings/?x10=W60&x7=WTPENT&x4=WOMEN&x2=Outdoor&x1=2017

  4. Tim Muller - October 17, 2017

    Fantastic performance by a fantastic competitor & lady!! Discus marks (as always) are super impressive but Carol is the complete thrower and demonstrates it well by setting the World Record in the Throws Pent.
    You go, girl!!

  5. Peter L. Taylor - October 17, 2017

    Carol brings to mind two other outstanding competitors, both of them sprinters: Bill Collins and Irene Obera. We’re talking here about the elite of the elite.

    I’ve had the privilege of being on committees charged with selecting our outstanding masters athletes, and for some reason I always put down Carol’s name.

    Like Bill and Irene (Irene ran in two Olympic Trials), Carol has a long history of greatness (Carol threw in the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Olympic Trials), and I feel very secure about giving her a vote. In truth, we’re talking about the level above greatness, whatever that level might be called.

    Also like Bill and Irene, Carol will never tell you that she’s better than you. In addition, she knows the importance of style and technique, as do the other two athletes.

  6. Jerry Bookin-Weiner - October 18, 2017

    Weia, you are correct, she did score 5060 at the meet in Lockhart, TX on October 1. However, that meet wasn’t sanctioned, didn’t have weights and measures checked, didn’t have enough certified officials, etc., and so the paperwork was never submitted because the record application would have been rejected. See the quote from Carol at the bottom of this post (not the comments, the post itself): http://masterstrack.com/carol-finsrud-blows-past-w60-throws-wrs-meet-fun/

  7. Weia Reinboud - October 18, 2017

    Thanks, Jerry. A pity nevertheless.

  8. Kay Glynn - October 19, 2017

    Yay Carol! What an accomplishment!

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