New American Discus Record Set

– Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Brown-Trafton set an American record
of 67.74m/222-3 on Friday at the Altius TC Throwdown in Maui, Hawaii.

Brown-Trafton‰Ûªs mark improved her own personal best from 2009 by more
than five feet, and this was her third personal record set in Hawaii.
Brown-Trafton easily won the competition, as second place finished more
than three meters behind.

‰ÛÏI knew that I had been throwing well this entire season, and I knew
that I‰Ûªve been pulling out the stops this year with everything from
workouts to diet to technique,‰Û Brown-Trafton said. ‰ÛÏI knew this year
was probably going to be a record setting year for me, not only a
personal record, but I did have the intention of breaking the American

The winning mark came on Brown-Trafton‰Ûªs third attempt of the day and
bettered Suzy Powell-Roos‰Ûª record of 67.67m/222-0 from 2007 by three

‰ÛÏThe actual throw where I broke the record didn‰Ûªt necessarily feel like
my best throw,‰Û Brown-Trafton said. ‰ÛÏI really wasn‰Ûªt happy with the
throw technically. Then the guys out in the field were like, ‰Û÷that‰Ûªs
it, that‰Ûªs the record. Pull out the steel tape, she‰Ûªs got it.‰Ûª But I
know I‰Ûªve got so much more in me, and I’d love to break the record by
10 feet, not three inches. So there is this fine line with never being
satisfied. I guess I‰Ûªd
call myself a perfectionist.‰Û

Olympian Ian Waltz served as the meet director for the Altius TC
Throwdown. Complete results can be found online at:

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