>At yesterday’s Eastwood Relays in rural Pemberville OH, a new state record was set. It might be a national record, but I don’t know if anyone keeps track of these things. I’m having login problems at the T&FN message boards, so I’m having a hard time asking for help.
Around here it’s fairly common to do two- or three-athlete team totals in field event competition. Tiny Woodmore High School (enrollment approx. 390) set a new state record in the three-girl discus throw “relay”: 408 feet, 8 inches. This is a huge improvement and significant on a national level.
How did this tiny school do it? Well, their best thrower is Emily Pendleton. As a 17-year-old, she was last year’s USA Junior champion and beat a significant number of college freshmen to do it. She even has a profile at the IAAF website. Her sister Erin was fourth at the Ohio Division III championships last year. Their father coaches the throwers at Woodmore, and even poured his own concrete circle in their backyard.
If anyone can confirm or deny the existence of national records in team field even competition, please let us know.