In only his second meet of the season, shot putter Tim Nedow broke his own club record for a second time Saturday with a massive throw of 21.00m – the second farthest throw in the world this year. Competing at the York University Open in North York, the Brockville native produced the best series of his life with four of his six throws in excess of 20.80m.
After the competition, Nedow conceded he felt as though he didn’t connect with any of his throws, but rather the distance was a byproduct of being in great shape. “I was more happy with my opener 20.84m,” Nedow said in comparison to his 21.00m throw. Next stop will be Karlshure, Germany on February 5th and then a competition in Stockholm on the 17th as he gets ready for the World Indoor Championsips in Portland, Oregon at the beginning of March.
Nedow wasn’t the only one to produce a world class performance Saturday as 800m runner Melissa Bishop won her season debut in 2:01.10. Competing at the Camel City Elite competition in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Bishop’s time is her fastest ever on a 200m track and now ranks her second in the world behind Laura Muir of Great Britain.
Also on Saturday, middle distance runner Adam Palamar made an assault on the club’s all-time list. A senior at Syracuse University, Palamar finished third in the mile at the Boston University Terrier Classic in an outstanding 3 minutes 58.55 seconds. The time trims almost a second off his previous best and makes him the fourth fastest miler in club history and also moves him to fourth in the current NCAA rankings.