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Waltz Throws Discus School Record for Men's Track

Toss of 211-5 is good enough for second at Hartell Throwers meet.

May 20, 1998

SALINAS, Calif. - Washington State's Ian Waltz threw a school record distance of 64.44m / 211-5, for second place at the 19th Annual Hartnell Throwers Meet in Salinas, Calif., Tuesday evening.

In the company of some of the world's top throwers, Waltz' discus mark was the best this year among NCAA Division I men, surpassing Arizona's Doug Reynold's mark of 206-11 and bettering Waltz' personal-best mark of 206-0.

Aided by the strong crosswinds this meet is noted for, John Godina won the discus event with the best distance in the world this year, 229-4.

Waltz stepped up to the competition with four discus throws over 200 feet. He also threw the shot put 18.60m / 61- 0 1/4.

With this mark, Waltz surpassed Jon van Reenen's WSU discus record of 63.66m / 208-10, set in Pullman in 1970.

The defending Pacific-10 Conference discus and shot put champion, Waltz joins the rest of the Cougars at the Pac-10 Track & Field Championships, May 23-24, at Cobb Track And Angell Field on the Stanford University campus.

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