W75 Joanne Marriott raises own AR record in 4-kilo weight throw

Jim Weed was meet director in Pueblo.

Sue Norton of the Colorado Masters Track & Field Club again graciously shares results here of Sunday’s Rocky Mountain Masters Games in Pueblo, Colorado, which also served as the USATF Mid-America Region Masters Championships and Colorado Association Masters & Open Championships. Sue writes: “Jim Weed, our meet director, really scrambled to overcome the challenges of putting the meet on this 37th year. We had a last-minute change of venue since CSU in Fort Collins is revamping their track. Pueblo has a nice, vintage track built in the ’50s. It had all the amenities we needed, and the people from Pueblo’s track crowd helped us make it happen. The meet was condensed to one day this year. It was a hot 97 degrees, so this shortened version was ideal.” She reports that W75 Joanne Marriott improved her own American record in the weight throw with her 11.80 (38-8 3/4). Her listed AR is 11.47 (37-7) at 2016 Lisle nationals. Joanne also won the shot, discus, javelin and hammer.

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September 7, 2017

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  1. Bob Cedrone - September 11, 2017

    Ken – Just an update to Joanne Marriott’s American record breaking throw at the Rocky Mountain Masters Games. While it is true that the listed AR for the W75 Weight Throw is 11.47m, she had broken that record most recently at the 2017 USATF Masters Throws Championships meet at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA with a throw of 11.55m during her performance in the Ultraweight Pentathlon championship. Now with her 11.80m toss, she has given her fellow W75 competitors a mark for the ages to shoot for!

  2. Peter L. Taylor - September 11, 2017

    Bob, just to follow up on that, I got to speak with Joanne for the first time at our Albuquerque indoors in February and was very impressed. She’s warm but understated, and she doesn’t act like she’s better than anyone else, albeit that might be true of a lot of throwers.

    At Albuquerque, competing at age 78, Joanne reached 11.04 in the weight throw and 7.50 in the superweight. Neither one was a record, however.
    The record holder? Well, that would be Joanne Marriott at 11.77 and 7.72, respectively. She’s a good one.

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