Kihei’s Dr. Marie Trotto recently ended a busy summer of competition that took her to Europe and across the US
In Tampere, Finland, Trotto competed in the WMA Masters Championship, which began on June 29 and lasted until July 10. She finished third out of three competitors in the women’s 75 division of the 2,000-meter steeplechase and was also part of the two winning relay teams. These were the only teams competing in the W75 – 4×100 (with Tammy Graf, Angela Staub and Barbara Warren) and 4×400 (with Staub, Ann Carter and Barbara Hensley).
Trotto traveled to Dedham, Mass., to compete in the USA National Masters Throw Championships July 23-24. As the only competitor in his age group, Trotto finished first in the throw pentathlon, super weight throw and ultra weight pentathlon.
The following week, Trotto took to the track in Lexington, Ky., for the USATF National Masters Championships. In the W75 individual events, Trotto earned six silvers (100 m, 2,000 steeplechase, triple jump, shot put, javelin, pentathlon) and three bronzes (high jump, discus, weight throw), while also placing fourth in hammer throw .
She and TNT International Racing Club partners Staub, Jane Simpson and Nancy Berger also won three relays (4×100, 4×400, 4×800), competing alone in the W75 division. According to Trotto, the team set the American record in all three relays as well as the world record in the 4×800.