With a time of 2:45, Elisabeth Akinwale set the all time record on Event 5.
In 2011, the Regional competitors faced the same event. That year, Austin Malleolo set the men’s Event Record at 2:56, and Annie Thorisdottir set the women’s Event Record at 2:57.
Until this afternoon, no man or woman had surpassed the 2011 Event Records at any 2013 Regional Competition.
Notably, while the Event is the same on paper it’s different in practice. In 2013, the athletes start further from the box at the white “21.” Each round, they must advance the barbell to the correct number on the stall mat. In 2011, the athletes didn’t have to mess with that.