Man throwing softball.
Photograph by Ed Marion

When

This event occurred on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

Where

Wakefield District Park
8100 Braddock Road
Annandale, VA 22003

Event Directors

Chuck Kleymeyer and Melissa Nester
Questions about the softball throw event? Email Chuck Kleymeyer or Melissa Nester.

Results and Records

Results of the NVSO 2022 softball throw event.

Photographs

Photographs of the NVSO 2022 softball throw event taken by Ed Marion.

Rules

General Rules
Please go here for rules covering all events.

Softball Throw Rules
Competition will be in men’s and women’s divisions in 5-year age groups (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+). This event will be judged on distance and accuracy. NVSO will supply the softballs. Men use 12 inch circumference softballs, women use 11 inch circumference fast pitch balls.

A) General

  • The throwing area will include a line behind which all throws must be made. Feet must remain behind the line during the throw and the follow through. An accuracy measuring tape will extend from the throwing line to a distance of 200 feet.
  • Each throw will be recorded as the total distance thrown in feet and inches, minus the distance to the left or to the right from the accuracy measuring tape.
  • Each participant will be given three throws, all of which will be recorded. A competitor may skip attempts and the best attempt will count.
  • Second best throws will break a tie.