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Jarred Rome, two-time men’s discus Olympian, dies at age 42


INDIANAPOLIS -- Two-time Olympian in men’s discus Jarred Rome passed away on Saturday at age 42, his family announced. Rome was in Tulalip, Washington near his hometown to be inducted into the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame.

Born December 21, 1976 in Maryville, Washington, Rome achieved success while at Boise State University and was a six-time NCAA Division I All-American. In 2007, he was inducted into his alma mater’s hall of fame. He earned silver at the 2011 Pan American Games and made four world championships teams representing the U.S. Additionally, he held the No. 1 U.S. discus throw ranking in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2011, He competed at the 2004 and 2012 Olympic Games, where he finished 13th and 17th, respectively. The discus thrower’s personal best was 68.76m, and his PR in the shot put was 20.40m.

After retiring from competition, Rome became a coach and most recently worked at Boston University, where he met his wife Pamela Spuehler

Funeral arrangements are pending. 

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