Record Throws & Video

Women’s World Records

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Shot 22.63 | 74-3 Natalya Lisovskaya (Soviet Union) Moscow, Russia 6/07/87
Discus 76.80 | 252-0 Gabriele Reinsch (East Germany) Neubrandenburg, Germany 7/09/88
Hammer 79.42 | 260-7 Betty Heidler (Germany) Halle, Germany 5/29/11
Javelin 72.28 | 237-2 Barbora Špotáková (Czech Republic) Stuttgart, Germany 9/13/08

Men’s World Records

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Shot 23.12 | 75-10¼ Randy Barnes (US) Westwood, California 5/20/90
note: Barnes tested positive for steroids later in the year; in keeping with its standard policy, T&FN does not carry any of his ’90 marks on its all-time lists
best non-Barnes mark: 23.06 | 75-8 Ulf Timmermann (East Germany) Chanía, Crete 5/22/88
Discus 74.08 | 243-0 Jürgen Schult (East Germany) Neubrandenburg, Germany 6/06/86
Hammer 86.74 | 284-7 Yuriy Syedikh (Soviet Union) Stuttgart, Germany 8/30/86
Javelin 98.48 | 323-1 Jan Železný (Czech Republic) Jena, Germany 5/25/96

Women’s American Records

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Shot 20.18 | 66-2½ Ramona Pagel (Mazda TC) San Diego, California 6/25/88
Discus 67.67 | 222-0 Suzy Powell (Asics) Wailuku, Hawai‘i 4/14/07
Hammer 73.87 | 242-4 Erin Gilreath (New York AC) Carson, California 6/25/05
Javelin 66.67 | 218-8 Kara Patterson (Asics) Des Moines Iowa 6/25/10

Men’s American Records

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Shot 23.12 | 75-10.25 Randy Barnes (Mazda TC) Westwood, California 5/20/90
(note: Barnes tested positive for steroids later in the year; in keeping with its standard policy, T&FN does not carry any of his ’90 marks on its all-time lists)
Discus 72.34 | 237-4 Ben Plucknett (SoCal Striders) Stockholm, Sweden 7/07/81
Hammer 82.52 | 270-9 Lance Deal (New York AC) Milan, Italy 9/07/96
Javelin 91.29 | 299-6 Breaux Greer (adidas) Indianapolis, Indiana 6/21/07

Women’s Collegiate Records

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Shot 19.15 | 62-10i Laura Gerraughty (North Carolina)
[made indoors]
Discus 67.48 | 221-5 Meg Ritchie’ (Arizona)
[American CR 65.22/214-0 Suzy Powell (UCLA) Modesto, California 5/10/97]
Hammer 72.94 | 239-4 Jenny Dahlgren’ (Georgia)
[American CR 72.51/237-10 Brittany Riley (Southern Illinois) Des Moines, Iowa 4/28/07]
Javelin 61.82 | 202-10 Irina Kharun’ (Indiana)
[American CR 61.56/202-0 Kara Patterson (Purdue) Champaign, Illinois 5/17/08]

Men’s Collegiate Records

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Shot 22.00 | 72-2¼ John Godina (UCLA) Knoxville, Tennessee
Discus 67.66 | 222-0 Hannes Hopley’ (SMU) College Station, Texas
[American CR 66.58 | 218-5 Kamy Keshmiri (Nevada) Eugene, Oregon 5/31/91]
Hammer 81.94 | 268-10 Balázs Kiss’ (USC) Tucson, Arizona
[American CR 78.34/257-0 Ken Flax (Oregon) Indianapolis, Indiana 6/07/86]
Javelin 89.10 | 292-4 Patrik Bodén’ (Texas) Austin, Texas
[American CR 83.28/273-3 Tom Pukstys (Florida) Gainesville, Florida 4/28/90]

Women’s High School Records

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Shot 16.73 | 54-10¾ Michelle Carter (Red Oak, Texas) Austin, Texas 5/10/03
Discus 57.98 | 190-3 Anna Jelmini (Shafter, California) Oakhurst, California 5/13/09
Hammer 65.32 | 214-4p Shelby Ashe (St Pius X, Atlanta, Georgia) Marietta, Georgia 6/15/10
Javelin 53.77 | 176-5 Rachel Yurkovich (Newberg, Oregon) Eugene, Oregon 4/30/05

Men’s High School Records

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Shot 24.77 | 81-3½ Michael Carter (Jefferson, Dallas, Texas) Sacramento, California 6/16/79
Jr SP 20.65 | 67-9 Michael Carter (Jefferson, Dallas, Texas) Boston, Massachussets 7/04/79
Int’l SP 20.65 | 67-9 Michael Carter (Jefferson, Dallas, Texas) Boston, Massachussets 7/04/79
Discus 72.08 | 236-6 Mason Finley (Buena Vista, Colorado) Alamosa, Colorado 4/25/09
Jr DT 62.26 | 204-3 Mason Finley (Buena Vista, Colorado) Eugene, Oregon 6/27/09
Int’l DT 61.38 | 201-4 Gregg Hart (Homestead, Ft Wayne, Indiana) Indianapolis, Indiana 7/18/90
Hammer 79.24 | 260-0 Conor McCullough (Chaminade, West Hills, California) Charlotte, North Carolina 6/28/08