Former NCAA Champ Sinclair And Son In The Times
Tom Sinclair, one of the great throwers in Washington track & field history, is the subject of a feature in the Seattle Times today along with his son Brian. Three years ago, Tom suffered a ruptured aneurysm that nearly cost him his life, but Brian found his father in their home and was able to get medical help that wound up keeping his father alive.
Now Tom is back coaching at Lake Washington High School where Brian is a senior javelin thrower, and they're able to share their love for the sport thanks to Brian's quick work. Tom has also started competing again in master's events for the first time in several decades after having an old shoulder injury surgically repaired.
The elder Sinclair won the 1979 NCAA Championship in the javelin with a throw of 261-feet, 3-inches. He also won the Pac-10 title that year and was a two-time All-American. Sinclair's best mark ranks sixth in Washington history with the old javelin implement which is no longer in use.
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