Thursday, August 11, 2016

USA Track & Field Masters Throws Championship 2016

Source: George Melichar

The USA Track & Field Masters Throws Championship was held at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois - USA. I meet fellow thrower Sue Hallen at the USAT&F Masters Outdoor Championships 2016. She encouraged me to participate in the throws event and was an impressive thrower to watch.

Source: George Melichar

The Throws Pentathlon consists of hammer throw, shot put, discus, javelin and ultra weight. I have competed in most of these events individually but never as a Pentathlon. My age grouping started last and it was a long, sunny and hot day! The last part of my groups flight was throwing a 15.88kg or 35lb metal ball. Those last three throws felt like the last .02 miles of a marathon.

Source: George Melichar - Hammer Throw cage 

Source: George Melichar - Shot Put Cage 

Source: George Melichar - Javelin 

Source: George Melichar - Weight Throw


The Superweight Pentathlon consisted of throwing a 35lb and 56lb ball like a hammer throw implement. Participants get 3 throws per weight.

Source: George Melichar - Superweight Implements

The Ultraweight Pentathlon consisted of throwing a 98lb, 200lb, and 300lb implement. Some athletes tried throwing the 98lb implement like a hammer throw. Honestly I just did my best. Anything I threw during the Ultraweight Pentathlon that day was a personal record.

Source: George Melichar - Ultraweight Pentathlon Implements 

Source: George Melichar - Athlete throwing the 300lb Ultraweight Implement  

Source: George Melichar - Athletes

Source: George Melichar 

Source: George Melichar - George Melichar(L) & Chris Buckler(R)


USAT&F Masters Throws Championship 2016 Results

For more information about Masters USAT&F visit www.usatf.org


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2 comments:

  1. These games are too much fun but it requires many strength and power too. Good to see that many people are participating and having fun too.

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  2. Sometimes you need a companion on your side to push you and to motivate you to do things you always wanted to. Just it happened in your case. Congratulations!

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