Letters: Fall 2009
Author: Kathryn Kirkland
Posted: September 14, 2009

Caressa SimsJust throwing it out there

Caressa Sims certainly deserves the attention given her through the article, "Giving it her all," in the Spring 2009 issue of Portland State Magazine. However, for those not familiar with track and field weight events, the photo of her might be confusing. The article mentions Caressa's weight events as the hammer and shot put. Those are her outdoor track events. Her indoor track events are most likely the weight throw and the shot.

The photo shows Caressa with an indoor weight throw implement in an open field. The weight throw competition is held indoors inside a cage. If the photo had shown Caressa with a hammer—a proper outdoor implement—it should have been taken in a hammer throw cage.

Tim Marsh
Pullman, Washington

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