Records

Czech Republic’s Jarmila Klimešova claims W70 javelin world record on eve of Malaga worlds

A couple months before the 2015 Lyon masters world championships, Carol Frost of Nebraska set a W70 world record in the 500-gram javelin. Saturday in Croatia — about two weeks before she competes in Malaga worlds — Jarmila Klimešova of the Czech Republic improved Carol’s record by almost exactly five feet. Jarmila threw 29.32 meters (96-2) at a six-nation masters meet in the Croatian town of Čakovec. Carol’s listed WR was 27.78 (91-1 3/4). So how did Carol do at Lyon? She took gold with a 25.58 (83-11 1/4). Thus I’ll go out on a limb to predict Jarmila (who…

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Susan ‘Lynn’ Cooke claims W55 mile American record — 6 months short of 60

Susan “Lynn” Cooke of Tampa is relatively new to masters track, having “first stepped on a track when I was 56,” as she once wrote. So she can be excused for not getting the memo that you don’t set records six months before aging up. But Lynn set herself a goal: the W55 American record in the mile. On Sunday, at age 59 1/2, Lynn says she clocked 5:38.3 — taking a sizable chunk off the listed AR of 5:41.71 by Lesley Chaplin Hinz in 2015. (Results from the Robert Walker Jr. Pre Disney Club Championships Relays & Open Tune-up…