Over 1400 athletes from 63 countries are competing in this world competition. I am a member of the California Striders Track Club and we have over 30 athletes from our team competing. So far I have won 3 bronze medals -javelin, dicus, and shot put. I have 2 more events, hammer (thursday) and weight throw (friday). Despite an ailing shoulder I am optimistic about getting a medal in the hammer and weight throw. California Striders President- Brenda Matthews upset the current world champion in the women 60 meters with a time of 9.04. My roommate Agnes Green (women 55) competing in her 1st world championship, won 2 silver medals- javelin and shot put.
Throwing and Growing will provide mentoring and physical training to young women with emphases on self-repect, responsibility, leadership, and sportsmanship. Etiquette classes will also be a part of the training.
I had an amazing 2009 track and field season. Turning 60 was excting also. I finsihed #1 in the U.S. (W-60) in the shot , discus, hammer, 12 lb.16lb.,25lb. weight throw, weight pentathlon, ultra weight pentathlon. Also finished #1 in the shot and 16lb. weight indoors in the W-55 age group. Breaking the American record in the 12lb. (by 12ft) and 25lb.(by 7ft) weight throw indoors and outdoors, the weight pentathlon( by 400 points) , and scoring over 6000 points in the ultra weight pentathlon was amazing. My next big meet will be the World Masters Championship in Kamloops, Canada in March 2010.
Nike will announce shortly the winners of their grants. Thanks to all who voted for us.
4 participants from Throwing and Growing July Summer Camp qualify for National Jr. Olympics in Des Monies, IA
Throwing and Growing 2nd Summer Camp session starts July 20-31. This session will also include techniques in throwing the discus. Experienced throwers are welcomed.
Throwing and Growing has been selected to be one of the partners at the Innovative Concept School at Blewett in St. Louis, MO. in their effort to implement programs to further educate at-risk youth to reduce their involvement in behavior that negatively impacts the St. Louis community.
Throwing and Growing 1st summer camp programs begins June 15-July 1, Mon-Wed-Fri. from 3p-6p at the West End Community Center. This will be a great opportunity for beginners to learn the basic fundamentals about throwing the shot put. There will be a second shot put summer program July 20-July 31 for experienced and advanced throwers.
Cyndee placed 12th in the shot put at the Missouri State High School track and field Championship in Jefferson City, Mo. Congraudulations Cyndee.
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