Local man breaks USCG Academy record in weight throw
February 28, 2019
Ben Zarlengo broke a United States Coast Guard Academy record in the weight throw by a meter on Feb. 16 while competing in a meet at Springfield College in Massachusetts.
The previous record for the 35-pound weight throw was 17.7 meters, and Zarlengo beat that record at 18.71 meters, coming in first place in the meet.
"I showed up every day and worked hard I suppose," said Zarlengo. "It's a lot of hours. It's such a technical event. The smallest thing could ruin your throw. It's trying to get the muscle memory."
Zarlengo, 21, graduated from Petersburg High School in 2015 where he participat...