U.S. field athletes shine at Endeavor Games
EDMOND, Okla.-The 10th annual University of Central Oklahoma Endeavor Games proved to be a successful competition for several U.S. field athletes.
Scott Winkler (Pittsburgh, Pa.), F55, improved on his the discus record he set in 2008, launching a throw of 31.14 meters, which is good enough to be the top throw in the world this year for his classification.
Scott Danberg (Cooper City, Fla.), F40, bumped up his 2008 shot put record by nearly half of a meter, going from 10.31 to 10.77 meters. That throw meets the U.S. national "A" standard and is the second leading throw in the world this year. Danberg's effort was also good enough for the overall point total win at the Endeavor Games.
Scot Severn's (Unionville, Mich.), F53, shot put of 8.06 meters wasn't quite enough for an American record, but it will put him second on the world ranking list.
Matt Brown (Lubbock, Texas), F42, won the overall discus throw with a toss of 42.90 meters, an improvement on his top throw from the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, but short of his American record of 45.70 meters. Jeremy Campbell (Perryton, Texas), F44, took second place in the event.