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News and Notes, Volume 13, Number 4

1.Masters LDR Rankings Online
2. Masters Records Fall

Masters LDR Rankings Online
The final masters long distance running rankings for 2012 are now online at Athletes are ranked in five-year age divisions based on their age-graded performances, number of races run and performances obtained at championships, among other factors.

The rankings also include the average age-graded mark, which is calculated from the top-four marks for each athlete. Pete Magill (M51) boasted the highest mark on the men’s side with an average of 98.29 percent. Libby James (M76) had an outstanding 2012 campaign with an average age-graded score of 101.23 percent.

To view the rankings and find out more information, visit

McBarnette, Altendorf set world masters indoor records
Bruce McBarnette (M55) and John Altendorf (M66) each reached indoor bests not seen before in masters track and field. McBarnette cleared a height of 1.87m/6-1.5 in the high jump and Altendorf recorded a height of 3.86m/12-8 in the pole vault to establish indoor age-group world records over the weekend.

Competing at the same venue in Landover, Md., that will host the USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships March 22-24, McBarnette bested the world record held by Russia’s Vladimir Kuntsevich of 1.85m/6-0.75, which was set in 2011. The performance for McBarnette came during the Sportsplex Track Showcase All-Comers meet.

Altendorf shattered the existing word age group record in placing fourth in masters competition Saturday at the Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nev. The previous record was held by American Arthur Perry, who cleared a height of 3.72m/12-2.5 in 2011. 

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