James Malin Began competing in Masters track January, 2016, doing just the Shot Put. Was able to get come coaching from a Heptathlete who encouraged me to compete in the hurdles and the long jump. I also learned the discus the following year, and did some rudimentary high jumping.
So now they call me a Multis guy, but I’m primarily a thrower.
Went to the Outdoor Nationals 2017, competed in the Shot and 100 Meter hurdles, and was able to get bronze in each. Went to the Indoor Nationals in 2018, got 4th in the shot, and 7th in the hurdles. Returned to the indoors in 2019, did the Pent and placed 5th, and got 4th in the shot.
Last year at Ames, IA, turned 70 and was fortunate enough to get a silver in the shot, and a bronze in the hurdles.
I live in San Diego with my wife of 50 years (Karen), and am close with my daughter and three grandchildren. Work out regularly in San Diego with fellow Striders Pat Kelly (National Champion) and Lewis Jackson.