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SLIDESHOW: Five American records set at USA Masters Throws Champions at West Seattle Stadium
On August 18th and 19th in a National Championship which attracted 69 athletes from all over the United States, Carol Finsrud of Lockhart, Texas set 3 American records. In the women’s 55-59 age group she broke the American record in the 25# super weight with a mark of 32’ 5 ¾”, winning the super weight championship, on her way to breaking the women’s Ultra Weight Pentathlon record with a mark of 4621 points.
This was also the highest score for any women in any age group in the competition.
Carol also set an American record in the Women’s Throws Pentathlon 55-59 age group with a total 4098 points, again with the highest point total of all women in the competition.
In the men’s ultra weight championship competition, Mark Landa of Gilbert, Arizona won the men’s 35-35 with an American record 4244. This was the highest point score for all male competitors. In the men’s 45-49 age group, David Bickel of Scottsdale, Arizona set the American record with a 3980 point total.
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