New record for track master Sandy Anderson

Anderson, 72, beats her own record at B.C. Masters Championships in Langley

Sandy Anderson, 72, who already holds Canadian Masters records in high jump and pole vault, set another new record competing in the B.C. Masters Championships in Langley last weekend.

Her winning heave of 9.58 metres in the weight throw event beat the existing mark by more than half a metre. In doing so, she added this gold medal to those she collected in winning the high jump, discus, pole vault, javelin and shot put events. Anderson also picked up a silver in the hammer throw.

Fellow Pen Tracker Anne Murfitt (W50) took gold in her javelin and shot competitions, and gathered silvers in the discus, hammer and weight throw events.

Not to be outdone, Les East (M70) scored six gold medals with his wins in the triple jump (7.63 metres, a personal best), high jump, long jump, hammer, shot and javelin, and secured a silver in the discus, in spite of throwing 30.33 metres.

The athletes will now focus on sharpening their performances for the Canadian and North American Championships in St. John, N.B., Aug. 9 to 12.

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